New Asus Smart PDA Phone With GPS, WiFi - P527

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Dave_HH Posted: Wed, Nov 14 2007 2:56 PM

Asus is quickly making inroads here in the US with their line of highly integrated smart-phones.  A little birdie let this gem slip out to us today and it certainly looks sexy-sleek.  The P527 is a tri-band phone with integrated GPS and WiFi functionality, in addition to a new Asus feature dubbed "Travelog".

"Capture and Share Exciting Journeys with Travelog
The P527 can record and share users’ traveling pictures, routes, Points of Interests (POIs) and memo with the handy built-in Travelog feature. This handy function supports the Google Earth satellite maps format – allowing users to create a diary of events during their travels. With Travelog, users will be able to put together snapshots and other interesting tidbits of their travels onto their blogs – allowing them to share with others their memorable travels as they trek across from one key point to another along their journeys. "


 
Asus P527 PDA SmartPhone


 

































































Networking System


EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900, Class B, Multi-slot Class 10


Operating System


Microsoft Windows® Mobile 6 Professional


CPU


TI OMAP™ 850 (200MHz)


Dimensions


113 x 58 x 15.4 mm / 129g (including battery)


Battery


1300 mAh Lithium Ion


Talk Time


4-5 Hours


Standby Time


150-200 Hours


Form Factor


Bar Type with numeric keypad


Color


Silver-Grey


Display


2.6", 65K, TFT, 240 x 320


Connectivity


WLAN 802.11 b+g, USBv1.1, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR


Browsing


HTTP, WAP 1.2.1/2.0


Messaging


SMS / MMS / Email / MSN


Memory


128 MB Flash + 64 MB SDRAM


Expansion Slot


Micro-SD, Supports SDHC


GPS


SiRF III Solution with internal antenna


JAVA


J2ME


Camera


2 Mega-Pixels (Auto-Focus)


Audio


MP3, WMA, AAC


Video


MPEG4 / H.263 Playback and Recording



We don't have an MSRP on this urban assualt communicator yet but we'll pass it along when we do.  We'll be taking a first hand look at the unit as well, in the near future, just for giggles. 




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Lev_Astov replied on Thu, Nov 15 2007 1:50 PM
Where can you get ASUS phones in the US? I've looked all over and can't seem to find the J502 that I want so badly. Only place I've seen any is on eBay occasionally.

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Marco C replied on Thu, Nov 15 2007 2:20 PM
They haven't officially been sold in the US. This phone, however, will be available everywhere and it will be sold "unlocked" for use with almost any provider.

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