We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. The current evolution in the mobile world is the move to higher-resolution displays. For too long, mobile phone consumers have been forced to pick from handsets with woefully-limited pixel counts. The days of high-end smartphones being limited to lesser resolutions is coming to an end. And, ASUS is rumored to be working on their own VGA touchsreen WinMo smartphone to keep up – the ASUS P565.
The ASUS P565 Windows Mobile smartphone is said to be aimed at an October launch window, which is good news for fans of VGA touchscreen handsets. Unfortunately for those fans in the US, the ASUS P565 is expected to sport a not-so-global tri-band (900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE and just a single, lowly band of 3G support for UMTS/HSPA networks working on the 2100Mhz frequency. But, with a Marvell Tavor processor, that clocks-in at a blazing 800Mhz, working alongside a healthy 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM to power the Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, the ASUS P565 isn’t going to disappoint power-users with 2100Mhz 3G networks at their disposal.
The integrated GPS receiver, WiFi radio, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, microSD card slot, and 3 megapixel camera all add to the overall “high-endness” of the package. And, with a 2.8-inch VGA display (480×640) making sure everything looks crisp, bright, and oh-so-high-res, the ASUS P565 should be a VGA touchscreen WinMo device worthy of consideration.
Aside from speculated hardware, which could change by the time this thing hits production, details on the ASUS P565′s pricing and availability are slim.