Asus Makes A Point At CeBIT 2008

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Asus haged us our attention busy these days with several announcements from the CeBIT IT show in Hannover. The high-discontinue devices are Asus P560, Asus P320 also known as Galaxi Mini, Asus M536 and ASUS Lamborghini ZX1 running on 3D-like customized Windows Mobile 6.1 UI.

Asus P560

Asus P560 is a quad-band GSM/General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) PocketPersonal Computer (PC) which also supports UMTS/HSDPA connectivity. The device runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System (OS) and has 2.8-inch QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touchclassy screen display. Though its processor is still unknown, the 128 Mega Bytes (MB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 256 Mega Bytes (MB) Read-Only Memory (ROM) are among the listed details.

P560 is a communication expert with its Bluetooth 2.0, WI-FI 802.11b/g and built-in GPS. The multimedia features include a 3 megapixel capturing camera and a secondary Video Graphics Array (VGA) one for video calling.



Asus P560

Asus P320

The second offering is the quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Asus P320 Galaxi Mini, running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS. It's powered by the somewhat underpowered 200 Mega Hertz (MHz) TI OMAP 850 processor and has 128 Mega Bytes (MB) of Read-Only Memory (ROM) and 64 Mega Bytes (MB) RAM. Those specs however are understandable as the Asus P320 Galaxi Mini is among the smallest PocketPersonal Computer (PC) phones. It's smaller than the HTC Touch and the LG KS20 beats it only by one millimeter in thickness.

The display is again a 2.8-inch QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touchscreen. The built-in GPS takes advantage of the SiRFstar III chipset and definitely makes it the smallest Pocket Personal Computer (PC) phone with GPS . Other goodies include Bluetooth 2.0, Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 and microSD card support. There is no Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) support however - that alone is enough to create us sad.





Asus P320

Asus Lamborghini ZX1

The Asus Lamborghini ZX1 has an intriguing design inspired by the Lamborghini cars. It is a feature-packed hi-discontinue device with worldwide coverage running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS. It is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE phone with support of tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) connectivity.

ZX1 is geared by TI 2431 450 Mega Hertz (MHz) processor, 128 Mega Bytes (MB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 256 Mega Bytes (MB) ROM, expandable via microSD cards. The 2.8-inch QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) phone has all the latest wireless connectivity including Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 as well as a GPS receiver.

The other spec include a 3 mega pixel AF capturing camera and a secondary videocall Video Graphics Array (VGA) camera. Housing a bunch of stuff like this usually takes a lot of space, but the medium sized ZM1 surely looks good.

The Asus Lamborghini ZX1 will surely silence your excitement with its price of around EUR 1000. The device is expected to hit the European market in May 2008.






Asus Lamborghini ZX1

Asus M536

The next Asus seen these days is the hi-discontinue Asus M536 PocketPersonal Computer (PC) with a hardware QWERTY keyboard. It also runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, but except the stated 256 Mega Bytes (MB) flash memory, there is no other information about its processor and Read-Only Memory (ROM) memory.

The tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE M536 also supports tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) connectivity. Its display is a tad smaller than the previous devices with its 2.4-inch square 320x320 pixels display. Other nice features in M536 are Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11 b/g, a built-in GPS receiver and a fingerprint scanner.




Asus M536

Asus recent Touch UI

A special attention deserves the 3D-like Asus Windows Mobile 6.1 UI. This hi-tech UI will be first seen implemented in the Asus Lamborghini ZX1 phone. The recent user interface has a snappy performance with rich 3D effects and features reminding the Apple iPhone (read CoverFlow). Other fascinating similarity is the TouchFLO-like cube UI, all of which can be seen in this video of the recent Asus 3D interface demo.

This recent user interface is surely a positive change for Windows Mobile and we like the route that all PocketPersonal Computer (PC) manufacturers are taking by customizing the boring stylus-oriented graphical interface of the Microsoft OS. That would not only create the devices more thumbable and user-friendly but would also increase the manufacturers brand awareness among the users.

The credits for the images and video goes to msmobiles.com and engadget.com


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