ASUS announced the launch of the P835, its touchscreen PDA for the Indian market yesterday.
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, this handset has a 5 megapixel camera and boasts of a WVGA resolution for its 3.5 inch touchscreen.
The WVGA resolution offers five times the number of pixels of most phones and delivers the best document, photo, movie and website viewing experience possible. The handset also comes loaded with an improved version of the ASUS proprietary glide user interface.
Specs & features at a glance:
• HSPA (DL: 7.2Mbps, UL: 2Mbps), UMTS 900/1900/2100
• EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900, Class 12
• Microsoft Windows® Mobile 6.1™ Professional
• 115mm x 59mm x 13.8mm
• 148g (with battery)
• 3.5” TFT, 65K-color Touchscreen, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels)
• 4GB Internal Storage + 288MB SDRAM + 256MB ROM
• MicroSD with SDHC support
• WLAN 802.11b+g , USB v2.0, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
• WAP Browser
• HTTP / WAP 1.2.1/2.0
• SMS / MMS / Email / MSN / Push Email
• Word (editor), Excel (editor), PowerPoint (viewer), Adobe Reader, Windows® Live, MSN, Voice Commander** and Push Email (Exchange Server)
• Opera browser
• Wi-Fi Access Point
• YouTube, Flickr
• ASUS Virtual Keyboard
• 5 Megapixel Auto Focus camera
• Video Call, Audio/Video Streaming
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Edward Wang – Business Head, Mobile Communication Business, ASUS (India) said, “At ASUS, we always strive to find new ways to bring mobility with perfect connectivity to our customers. Innovation is the core of everything we do at ASUS and thus for our business professionals, we have designed this P835 handset. We are truly delighted to bring P835, which has a high quality 3.5 WVGA display, motion sensor, 5 Megapixel camera alongwith a fastest connectivity option. With these features we are sure a profeesional would have a hassel free, comfortable work life.”
It is quite surprising how companies are increasingly designing handsets that looks like virtual clones of the iPhone and still not as sleek! However, the P835 promises to pack a punch with its browsing experience even if it fails to impress in the looks department.
The exact availability of this handset and pricing will be announced by the company soon. So watch this space for the update!