updated 01:50 pm EDT, Mon July 30, 2007
ASUS today revealed full details of the P735, the new flagship in its P series of smartphones. The 2.8-inch LCD dominating the front provides extra room for the relatively new addition of Windows Mobile 6, which brings in simple Excel, PowerPoint, and Word editing. It also provides expansive room for web browsing with a faster variant on UMTS mobile Internet that sustains 384Kbps, including during uploads. The addition lets ASUS install a front video camera and is accompanied by 802.11g Wi-Fi that fills the gaps when indoors.
Most of ASUS' other trademark features port over from earlier Windows Mobile 5 devices, such as a business card reader that translates shots from the 2-megapixel rear camera into contact information, and the Remote Presenter feature that controls and views PowerPoint slides from a nearby, Bluetooth-equipped PC. The P735 opts for miniSD cards for storage and doubles as a media player with AAC, MP3, and WMA support. Prices remain unlisted, but the phone is promised for a European release in September. [via Notebook Italia]