Product Update – Asus A730 Pocket PC

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Asus has given us an update of their highly anticipated A730 which features a 3.7″ VGA display, Bluetooth and a 1.3 megapixel camera. It’s on schedule to be released in July, with a WiFi/Bluetooth version 6-8 weeks later.

By the time of it’s release, the A730 will be the second or third VGA PDA, depending on whether or not the HP rumors hold true. The promise of higher resolutions on PDAs is great, especially for those wanting a more rich web, email and gaming experience. Asus is also including a 1.3MP camera. The first A730 will be out in July, retailing for $499. A dual wireless version should be out six to eight weeks later.

Updated A730 specs from Asus (we have been warned that these may change by final production):

Operating System: Windows Mobile 2003
Dimensions: 117.5 x 72.8 x 16.9 mm
Weight: <170g
Processor: Intel 512 MHz processor
Wireless: Bluetooth
Memory: 64MB RAM (48MB useable), 64MB ROM
Expansion Slot: SecureDigital SDIO, CompactFlash
Battery Type: 1100 mAh Lithium Ion Removable Battery
Battery Life: Estimated 9 hours
Audio Out: Speaker, 3.5mm Stereo Jack
Audio In: Microphone
Display: Transfelective Color Display
Viewable Image: 3.7 inches
Resolution: VGA (480 x 640)
Keyboard: Onscreen
Handwriting Recognition: Yes
Digital Camera: Built-in 1.3MP Camera
Other Hardware: Cradle, travel sync cable, protective case
Warranty: 1-year

Related News:
Asus MyPal A730 Preview from CeBIT (pics, specs) (3/21/2004 7:04:18 PM) – With the upcoming Asus MyPal A730 Pocket PC and Asus MyPal A8100 Windows Mobile Smartphone, both of which will depend upon yet to be released Microsoft and Intel technologies, Asus will take a step ahead of all other PDA devices on the market in regards to feature set. Today we take an in depth look at the MyPal A730, a VGA capable PDA with built-in 1.3MP camera and a generous dose of speed, memory and wireless capabilities (pics, specs, live CeBIT coverage included).

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