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Asus launches 'world's fastest' smartphone

Yes, you read correctly: Asus has unveiled its latest smartphone, which, it claims is the "fastest business PDA phone in the world."Them's big words coming from a mobile underdog.
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Written by Andrew Nusca, Former editor on

Yes, you read correctly: Asus has unveiled its latest smartphone, which, it claims is the "fastest business PDA phone in the world."

Them's big words coming from a mobile underdog.

That's because the juice behind the shell of the Asus P565 is an 800MHz Marvell processor that the company says will help the phone deliver "system performance beyond anything else on the market," including handling resource-hogs and multitasking sessions, according to a press release.

On the front side, a 2.8-inch, 480 by 640 touch-sensitive display will let you browse around the phone's applications, which include a business card recognition utility and Microsoft Mobile Office.

On the other hand, "world's fastest" doesn't apply to the phone's 3G: Thought the phone supports tri-band GSM/GPRS/Edge connections, the maximum HSDPA 3G connection speed is just 3.6Mb/s, weak compared to the speeds of 7.2Mb/s and beyond in the market. (It's got 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, too.)

More stats:

  • USB port and Bluetooth
  • Integrated SiRFStar GPS chip
  • Three-megapixel camera that can capture video footage at speeds of up to 24f/s.
  • Images, videos, files and more are stored on Micro SD memory cards, with the phone able to support a range of file formats, including JPEG, PNG, GIF and MP3.
  • Dimensions: 102mm by 60mm by 16mm. Its battery lid is leather-backed like the popular BlackBerry Bold.
  • Talk time is estimated to be about three hours; standby life, 250 hours minimum.

No launch date or price as of yet, but the full table of stats can be found here.

 
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