See? Didn’t I tell you we’d be busy at 3GSM ? Here’s yet another new handset. This is the Asus P305 3G Smartphone. Yes, this is it – don’t be fooled by those other fuzzy shots on the web. The Asus Press Release (which can be read below) states that the device – the first 3G phone-sized flip Windows Mobile we’ve seen – will run Windows Mobile 5.0 with that new “Direct Push” email stuff and will have a high-speed CPU to enhance video calls and streams. This also means that it’ll out-perform any 3G mobile phones in the market with 384Kbps downlink/uplink transfer rate. A bold claim indeed.
The Asus P305 will also have Bluetooth 1.2, a mini-SD expansion card slot and IR.
More details below, plus you can find some more shots of the device here at the unwired.net
Link / Source – Asus.com
ASUS P305 3G Smartphone Incorporates Multimedia Fun and Useful Office Applications into a Small Package
Taipei, Taiwan; February 10, 2006 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS), a leading provider of high-quality mobile communication devices, today previewed one of the most compact 3G smartphones in the world to date – the P305, at the 3GSM World Congress . As a Windows Mobile 5.0 powered 3G smartphone, the P305 offers powerful multimedia and productivity features that allow users to be more productive and truly experience a mobile lifestyle.
“The P305 has superior processing power that can be leveraged for 3G services and multimedia enjoyment. It is the first 3G phone that is both compact and offers mobile office capability as in PDAs, making it a terrific all-around business companion.”, said Jonney Shih, CEO of ASUSTek Computer Inc.
“The launch of the ASUS P305 is timely considering the growing momentum for 3G in Europe and Asia. With an increasing number of 3G phones, users are able to leverage their devices to increase productivity and enjoy a superior multimedia experience,” said Pieter Knook, senior vice president, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division and Communications Sector Business, Microsoft Corp. “We are happy to partner with device makers like ASUS to offer users a diverse range of devices to meet their specific mobility needs.”
Video Telephony brings people closer
Essentially representing the ultimate 3G technology, video calls have become the signature requirement of any 3G mobile phone, but this is often met with poor processing power that limits streaming capabilities and handicaps the primary purpose. ASUS has overcome such hurtle, by possessing video telephony technology that is both ready and available now. The high-speed CPU in the P305 smartphone offers superior processing speed that outperforms any 3G mobile phones in the market with 384Kbps downlink/uplink transfer rate. This translates into fluid and smooth video call on the P305, letting users fully enjoy talking and seeing each other.
Higher productivity and better entertainment
Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, the P305 will provides instant updating of Microsoft Office Outlook Email, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks when synchronizing with Exchange Server 2003 to ensure users are always up to date while on the move. The P305 also provides an outstanding multimedia experience with Internet Explorer and an integrated multimedia suite (including Windows Media Player 10 Mobile) for users to enjoy music and video in a variety of audio formats, including MP3, AMR, AAC, WAV and WMA, as well as streaming MPEG-4 video.
Wireless support and expandability
With built-in compatibility for Bluetooth 1.2 and IrDA, the P305 to be used as a diminutive mobile storage device for any files types and multimedia content. The mini-SD expansion card slot also allows for additional memory for storing a wide range of content including music, games, photos and video.
With 3G capabilities along with the power and functionality of Windows Mobile 5.0 in a small and sleek form factor, the P305 offers endless hours of fun while serving as mobile business companion.