ASUS A730 Approved for Sale in the U.S.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given ASUS permission to release in the U.S. the MyPal A730, a high-end Pocket PC with a VGA screen and multiple types of wireless networking.

ASUS made an official announcement of this device in March, and one version of it is even available for pre-order, so the files included in the FCC filing give little new information. However, those considering purchasing the A730 might be interested in downloading the user manual, which is one of the documents available on the FCC’s site.

Update: ASUS has submitted a confidentiality request to the FCC, resulting in many of the documents that were previously on the FCC site being removed.

All the (remaining) information on the MyPal A730 filed with the FCC can be found on this government agency’s web site.

More about the MyPal A730

MyPal A730 This Pocket PC will have a 480-by-640-pixel (VGA) screen. This will be a 3.7-inch display able to display 18-bit color (256,000 colors).

It will run Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Second Edition, so users will be able to easily switch between portrait and landscape modes. This handheld will include 64 MB of RAM and a 520 MHz processor.

The A730 will sport a 1.3 megapixel camera, which means it will be able to take pictures as large as 1280 by 960 pixels.

MyPal A730 It will have both a CompactFlash Type II slot and an SD/MMC slot that supports SDIO.

The MyPal A730 will weigh about 6.7 ounces (190 g).

It will include an 1150 mAh battery, which is swappable. ASUS will offer an optional 1800 mAh battery, as well.

There will be a two versions of this device. A model with Bluetooth is available for pre-order now, with delivery expected at the beginning of August. A second, which adds Wi-Fi, should be available later this year. It is expected to sell for around $650.

Thanks to Duncan from FirstLoox.org for the tip.

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