Despite it being a holiday week, FCC employees are hard at work, and ASUS has received approval to release in the United States a new cellular-wireless Pocket PC.
The P505 will run Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Edition. At this point, it isn’t clear if it will use the latest version of this operating system, which would give its display support for both portrait and landscape modes.
It will use a 416 MHz Intel PXA270 processor and have 64 MB of RAM. It will also include an SD/SDIO slot for additional storage.
This is one of a new generation of cellular-wireless Pocket PCs that are smaller than their predecessors. It will be 4.25 inches tall, 2.4 inches wide, and 0.9 inches thick (10.8 cm by 6.0 cm by 2.25 cm). It will weigh 6.0 ounces (170 g).
Because of its small size, the P505 will include a smaller than average QVGA display, just 2.4 inches when measured diagonally.
It will include a numberpad that can be flipped down to expose the entire screen.
The P505 will be a tri-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/GPRS device, with support for wireless voice and data.
It will also have Bluetooth 1.1 for wirelessly connecting to peripherals like headsets.
The P505 will sport a 1.3 megapixel camera.
According to ASUS, its 1050 mAh battery will last for up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 100 hours standby time, or up to 15 hours of Pocket PC use on a single charge.
It is not known yet which carriers, if any, will offer the P505, or what it will cost.
All the information on the P505 filed with the FCC can be found on this government agency’s web site.
Thanks to msmobiles.com for the tip.