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ASUS P565; World’s fastest smartphone

What Mobile
December 31, 2008

The P565 is the fastest smartphone (or PDA phone as ASUS calls it) in the world at the time of the announcement. It is a stylish, leather-accented device that delivers performance beyond anything else on the market – posting Vsbenchmark scores nearly twice that of competing products.

The extra processor performance allows the P565 to manage intensive tasks effortlessly, and multitask exceptionally well. The extra power also helps ensure that there are no delays when rendering information on its 2.8-inch 480×640 pixel VGA display (four times the resolution of most devices on the market today).

GPS is a given on all high end devices these days, but the P565 is also equipped with SatGuide Maps, giving the user information on over 200 cities and 1.5 million destinations.

According to ASUS, the P565 is “designed to leave a deep and lasting impression. The ASUS P565’s battery lid unlike any other is wrapped in soft synthetic leather that offers natural tactility and radiates one of a kind appeal that commands respect. The leather contrasts nicely with the P565’s modern, high-gloss face, and lends the phone a natural tactility and evocative appeal that elevates it far above other phones on the market.”

The Glide UI is a “revolutionary touch-responsive user interface that enables users to perform a variety of navigational actions—such as selecting, zooming, scrolling and flipping—easily through simple flicks of their fingers. Incorporated into Glide are also applications that enable users to access a wide range of functions such as looking up the latest news, checking the weather forecast, viewing photo slideshows and listening to music within a few finger taps. These applications, dubbed Multi-Home, Anytime Launcher, EziPhoto, and EziMusic, give the expression “the world at your fingertips” a whole new meaning. For more information on Glide, visit http://event.asus.com/mobile/glide/

Key Specifications

  • UMTS (3G) 2100MHz (HSDPA 3.6Mbps), GSM 900/1800/1900MHz (GPRS/EDGE)
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Marvell PXA930 800MHz Processor
  • 2.8-inch VGA resolution display (480×640 pixels)
  • 1300mAh Lithium Ion battery
  • 102×60.5x16mm, 102g (with battery)
  • 3hrs (3G)/4hrs (GSM) talktime
  • 250-300hrs (3G)/200-250hrs (GSM) standby
  • 3-megapixel camera with autofocus
  • MicroSDHC memory expansion
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b & g, USB 1.1 & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Integrated SiRF Star III GPS chipset with InstantFix
  • Word (editor), Excel (editor), PowerPoint (viewer), Windows Live, MSN, Voice Commander, Push Email (Exchange Server), Anytime Launcher, ASUS Today, EziMusic, EziPhoto, Business Card Recognition, PDF viewer and Multimedia and Entertainment

 

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