Asus has hopped onto the ‘we can do a better Windows Mobile interface than Microsoft can’ bandwagon set in motion by Palm but given a big push by HTC with its TouchFlo UI. Asus calls its touch UI Glide – are its handset engineers old 3Dfx fans, we wonder? – that provides a tweaked Today screen and an iTunes’ CoverFlow-style flick’n’tap interface for navigating through your music files, photos and other content.
Glide appears on the P552w smartphone, an 3.6Mb/s HSDPA 3G-equipped touchscreen handset that runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro. The phone’s equipped with a 624MHz Marvell processor – the latest in the company’s line of ARM chips that used to be Intel’s XScale family – and a 2.8in, 240 x 320, 65,000-colour screen. There’s 128MB of Ram and 256MB of Flash on board too.
In addition to HSDPA, the P522w has 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. There’s a SiRFStar III GPS receiver built in too, ready to work with Google Maps to pinpoint your location. The 102 x 60.5 x 14.5mm, 105g handset has battery life for three hours’ 3G calling, rising to five hours on GSM networks. In stand-by mode, it’ll last for 300 hours (3G) or 250 hours (2G), Asus claimed.
Source:→ The Register