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ASUS Introduces the Glide - World's Fastest Business PDA
Posted: 18-Nov-2008 [Source: ASUS]

[ASUS Glide smartphone offers an 800 MHz processor and a touch-driven user interface.]

Taipei, Taiwan -- ASUS today introduced the ASUS P565, a business PDA phone that boasts an 800 MHz processor—the fastest in the world at the time of this announcement. Featuring ASUS’ latest touch-driven user interface—Glide—the stylish, leather-accented P565 delivers graphics and system performance beyond anything else on the market at present, posting Vsbenchmark scores almost two times that of competing products in its class. This enables the P565 to glide through resource-intensive tasks effortlessly and to handle heavy multitasking exceptionally well—making it ideal for businesspeople who demand uncompromising performance and maximum speed from their productivity tools. Rounding off its impressive feature set is a 2.8" touchscreen running at a high resolution of 480 x 640 pixels, delivering an unprecedented degree of clarity that does wonders for both personal photographs and spreadsheets.

Gliding to New Heights of Productivity

The ASUS P565 is geared toward the business community. The coupling of an 800 MHz processor and Glide—an innovative touch-responsive user interface exclusive to select ASUS PDA phones—makes for a powerful, productivity-boosting combination. The fast processor renders the P565 particularly amenable to multitasking, while Glide enables users to switch between tasks rapidly with their fingertips. The P565 also comes with a potent suite of business-oriented features and software, including push mail, business card recognition and Microsoft Office Mobile. Other useful applications such as Anytime Launcher and Multi-Home enable users to view their calendars, the times of local and visiting cities, weather reports, online news and much more—all with an intuitive tap, slide or flick of their fingers.

Unprecedented Clarity with High-resolution Touchscreen

The ASUS P565 is equipped with a 2.8" VGA (480 by 640 pixels) high-resolution touchscreen that delivers unprecedented clarity and brilliance. Photographs look crisper and more true-to-life, while minute details in business documents, such as the individual cells in spreadsheets, are reproduced much more clearly—reducing eye fatigue over periods of prolonged use.

Air of Bespoke Exclusivity

The ASUS P565 is designed to leave a deep and lasting impression. Its battery lid is lined with black synthetic leather, commanding instant respect and attention. 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.

About Glide

Glide 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/.

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 TavorP 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)

* Subject to region availability.

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