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Ickle netbook manufacturer Asus has launched what it claims is the "world’s fastest business PDA phone in the world".

The
P565 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 powered smartphone and was launched today
in Japan. The phone sports an 800Mhz Marvell TavorP processor and 256MB
of flash memory and 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.

It also comes with a 2.8-inch touchscreen and HSDPA connectivity up to 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100
and EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900 connectivity. There is also a USB port.

Connectivity
wise, it features Wireless b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. There is a
3-megapixel digital camera with Autofocus, GPS and a microSD slot
expandable to 32GB.

The smartphone comes with Microsoft Mobile Office and  a business card
recognition applicationthat makes use of the camera. The phone comes
with its "Glide" interface, which is pretty much Asus’ answer to
Apple’s iPhone.

On the downside, battery life stands at 3 hours talk time on 3G and 4 hours only on 2G. But is light, weighing in at 120g.

Whether it will be available in the UK is another matter.

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Specifications on next page.{mospagebreak}

  • Supports HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900 and Class 10 networks
  • Runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
  • Marvell TavorP 800MHz processor
  • 2.8″ TFT, 65K-color Touchscreen, VGA (480 x 640 pixels)
  • Touchscreen user interface.
  • 256 MB Flash + 128 MB DDR SDRAM.
  • MicroSD with SDHC support.
  • WLAN 802.11b+g , USB v1.1(FS), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Web Browser: HTTP / WAP 1.2.1/2.0.
  • SMS / MMS / Email / MSN / Push E-mail
  • GPS: SiRF Star III with InstantFix
  • 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
  • 3MP camera
  • Video formats: Record on MPEG 4 at QVGA 24fps / H.263 at QCIF 24fps and playback:MPEG4 at QVGA 30fps / H.263 at QCIF 30fps
  • Dimensions are 102 x 60.5 x 16 mm