Recently there was word that ASUS will release the MyPal A716 Pocket PC in the U.S. in the near future. Today, however, comes the news directly from ASUS that this device won’t be available in this country for several more months.
The first word of the A716 came in November, and a few days ago a web store named PROportable said it hoped to have this model in stock in the near future. However, an ASUS spokesperson said today this model won’t actually be released in the U.S. until late February. According to a spokesperson for PROportable, the delay is caused at least partially by the fact that this model has not yet received FCC approval, a necessity for any wireless device.
More about the MyPal A716
The A716 will run Windows Mobile 2003 on a 400 MHz XScale PXA255 processor. It will have 64MB of RAM, of which 58 MB is available to the user. It will include 64 MB of ROM.
According to the ASUS spokesperson, “The battery life and performance will be just as stellar as the A620.” The A620 has scored very well on Pocket PC benchmarking applications.
The A716 will be the first model from ASUS to offer both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking. It will have a 3.5-inch transflective screen at the Pocket PC-standard resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. In addition, the A716 will include an SD/MMC slot and a CompactFlash slot.
This handheld will be 5.3 inches long, 3.0 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick. It will weigh 6.2 ounces.
The MyPal A716 is expected to cost $499.