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ASUS releases P525 Pocket PC phone

If HTC has anything to say about it, most of the major Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition contenders these days are sporting QWERTY keyboards and a bit of bulk. ASUS is taking a different tact with their new P525 smartphone, and if you can stand the lack of text input, it might make a decent bid for your smartphone buck. The quad-band GSM phone has a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, 2 megapixel camera, 416MHz Intel XScale processor, 802.11b WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, miniSD, 128MB flash ROM and 64MB of SDRAM. Even better news is that all of this fits into a 5.6-ounce, 0.75-inch thick form factor. The P525 also sports push email, along with Skype, though without UMTS you'll probably want to be doing most of that on a WiFi connection. No word on price or where exactly this is dropping for now, but we'll keep an eye out.

[Via Geekzone]