Smartphones are all the rage right now and are putting lesser PDAs out to pasture. ASUS is a purveyor of all sorts of electronic devices from laptops to video cards and now according to the FCC ASUS is readying a new smartphone.
Smartphones with touch screen capabilities are all the rage right now and the iPhone is still making big waves months after its official launch here in America with the $200 iPhone price drop and the iPhone launch in Europe.
ASUS’ new P550 smartphone came across the FCC wires today and has some very nice specifications. The P550 features a Marvel PXA270 520MHz processor and runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional. Onboard memory is 256MB of Flash ROM and 64MB of SDRAM.
The phone will run on 2100 MHz UMTS (3GPP Band 1) networks and is Tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900MHz capable. The large 3.5” 65,000 color TFT-LCD has a 240 x 320 resolution. The phone has a 2-megapixel camera built-in as well as WiFi 802.11 b/g.
Bluetooth 2.0 capability is built in and the device uses mini-USB connector to sync to a computer. The battery is a 1530mAh Li-Polymer unit good for up to 300 hours of standby time on GSM, 400 hours standby on WCDMA, five hours of GSM talk time and 3 hours of WCDMA talk time.
Memory expansion is via mini-SD cards and the phone is compatible with several file types for audio and video including 3gp, 3g2, MP4, AAC, AAC+, AMR, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA, and WMV. Internet browsing is supported for HTTP and WAP2.0 web pages.
The P550 measures in at 121 mm x 71 mm x 16.5mm and weighs 188.5 grams with the battery. Messaging options include SMS, MMS v 1.2, and push email for Microsoft Exchange and Outlook. Java J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP2.0) is supported as well.