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ASUS has gently glided into action with their latest offering of Windows Mobile 6.1 device, P565. Literally power packed with a speedy 800 MHz processor and sporting a high-resolution 2.8-inch touchscreen, the PDA phone claims superb multimedia performance. So glide in with us to tap into the unlimited power of the P565.

ASUS P565 Windows Mobile PDA Phone

The P565 is currently the first to incorporate a blazing fast 800MHz Marvell PXA930 processor. It also has a 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen, which may not be the biggest, but will surely provide sufficient enjoyment for touchscreen fans. It also features ASUS’ answer to the worldwide phenomenon sparked off by Apple’s touch-sensing technology, Glide.


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Review Unit Note

In our review lab today is a ‘for review purpose’ only version of the P565, with ROM image version 6.3.0. This means that the final retail version may differ slightly from that of our review. (well, the difference would definitely be an improvement).
Known issues under fine-tune

Here are some known issues with our review unit.

- The preview of camera would slightly flicker during motion.
- The keypad may not function normally if an incoming call is terminated during a speech call in locked state.
- Video playback in full screen may lag at times.

Specifications

Networks

HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10

 

Operating System

 

Microsoft Windows® Mobile 6.1™ Professional

 

Color

 

Black

 

Form factor

 

Bar type

 

Dimensions

 

102 mm x 60.5 mm x 16 mm

 

Weight

 

120 g (with battery)

 

Standby Time

 

250-300 hrs with 3G and 200-250 hrs with 2G**

 

Talk Time

 

3 hrs with 3G and 4 hrs with 2G**

 

Display

 

2.8″ TFT, 65K-color Touchscreen, VGA (480 x 640 pixels)

 

Processor

 

Marvell PXA930 800 MHz

 

Memory

 

256 MB Flash + 128 MB DDR SDRAM

 

Expansion Slot

 

MicroSD with SDHC support

 

Connectivity

 

WLAN 802.11b+g , USB v1.1(FS), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

 

WAP Browser

 

HTTP / WAP 1.2.1/2.0

 

Messaging

 

SMS / MMS / Email / MSN / Push E-mail

 

Battery

 

1300 mAh Li-Ion

 

GPS

 

SiRF Star III with InstantFix

 

Business Applications

 

PIM

 

Word (editor), Excel (editor), PowerPoint (viewer), Windows® Live, MSN, Voice Commander and Push Email (Exchange Server).

 

Other Features

 

Anytime Launcher, ASUS Today, EziMusic, EziPhoto, Business Card Recognition and PDF viewer.

 

Multimedia and Entertainment

 

Camera

 

3 M Pixel Auto Focus (Main)
300 K Pixel for Video Telephony (Sub)

 

Video

 

Record:MPEG4@QVGA 24fps / H.263@QCIF 24fps
Playback:MPEG4@QVGA 30fps / H.263@QCIF 30fps
Audio/Video Streaming

 

Picture Format

 

JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP

 

Audio Format

 

MP3, WMA, 3GP, AAC, and AAC+

 

Ringtone

 

MP3 / MIDI

 

JAVA

 

J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP2.0)