Asus announce fastest smartphone

Today Asus announced a new smartphone coming on the market very soon and they claim it will be the fastest out there. The Smartphone itself will be running a 800mhz Marvell processor that will allow anyone who wants to use it for quite intensive processes be able to do achieve what they want without the need of worrying because there's a lack of speed, the device also comes with a nice sized screen as well (2.8 inch 480 X 640 Touch Screen).

In terms of connectivity the smartphone has 3G, GPRS and Edge and if those are never present around where you do business then you can take advantage of the built in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g). Looking at the back of the phone there is a 3MP camera which by these days is quite weak but then again this device is not for someone who uses a mobile alot for cameras, to store those pictures and videos recorded there is a SD Memory slot. Battery life is also important and its set at 3 Hours talk time and 250 Hours Stand-By Time. Asus though at this time have not set a release date for the device.

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you can probably search for aliens, or the gadzillionth decimal point of pi on that freaking thing. but what's the point? you can't talk faster, and the transmission speed is controlled by the phone companies ...

the only smart one is these hi tech sompanies - "let's come up with some outrageous but totally useless spec, and see how the consumer drool over them" - and the idiots are falling for it ...

The problem with the HTC Diamond was that its processor wasn't fast enough(500 mhz) to handle the Touch Flo 3D interface. Now this has a way faster processor which will handle their custom interface and its apps ( office, videos,..) very well. So the processing power is justified.

Damn, that thing is probable more powerful than the computer I'm using right now. But how will excellent processing performance improve the user's experience? What kind of smartphone software (other than the occasional 3d games) would need 800 MHz? As far as I know these things are only used to surf the internet, videos, music and take pictures.

I'm glad to see they're making technological progress but is it really useful?

Did they also annouce the worlds ugliest smartphone?

Seems to always be the battle doesnt it, Functionality v style.

See the leather stuff on the back? Inspired from Blackberry Bold maybe? I know, much uglier though.
What I don't understand is their Windows Mobile interface with extra thick top and bottom bars.

Looks nice, would seriously consider this for my next phone, if the price is right, and, if the battery life isn't crap

Frazell Thomas said,
Looks interesting, but where is the keyboard :(


It's in the ..

(2.8 inch 480 X 640 Touch Screen). He He

Swiftie said,
It's in the ..

(2.8 inch 480 X 640 Touch Screen). He He ;)


I am still not sure why the smartphone market is reversing and returning to a world without the keyboard :(

Screen keyboard simply don't cut it for me on any device.

Frazell Thomas said,

I am still not sure why the smartphone market is reversing and returning to a world without the keyboard :(

Screen keyboard simply don't cut it for me on any device.


Buttons, dials and knobs - read: moving parts, are gradually becoming obsolete.

It's a reality we'll all have to deal with.

Frazell Thomas said,

I am still not sure why the smartphone market is reversing and returning to a world without the keyboard :(

Screen keyboard simply don't cut it for me on any device.

On-Screen keyboards are annoying, yes. The main problem is, physical keyboards are very prone to breaking, jamming, getting sticky, or other physical failure. From a developer standpoint, osk's allow the phone to be thinner, consume less battery power, and cheaper to manufacture.

When done right, they can be made to look real slick, and can become a selling feature for the phone, too.

For a phone manufacturer, they're really quite attractive. Unfortunate, yes. Avoidable, no.

I've had no problems with the keyboards on the last 5 phones i've owned. (That's 6+ years of very hard abuse, BTW.)
TBH, I hope they keep keyboards in.

Same, all my phones have keypads and not a single one has broke, on one a few buttons stopped working due to some water damage from a theme park but it worked fine after 2 weeks.
And I'm talking phones from 1997 - 2007.
Touch screen is the biggest load of rubbish I've had the misfortune of having to use. Never again.

The problem is people want to do stuff on their screens now. People want to watch big movies on their small screen. Play games. Write huge documents. It's much easier without a keyboard hogging up your space.

I'm still holding back from switching to fully touchscreen. My phone has a touchscreen, but also a full qwerty and an optical mouse (lol).

I've got a TYTNII which walks all over the Jas-Jam. Was considering getting a Touch HD Pro when they come out, but I might wait a bit more now

800mhz? makes my 220mhz Blackjack seem slow.
they should slap the Android OS on to this bad boy, then we'll really see what this phone can do.

also... no mention of a GPS?

heh i have the one up from your blackjack. Samsung i780 does a 624MHz processor. Also, 800MHz is overkill. On my 624MHz, there is absolutely nothing that laggs. No game, software or GPS program that is lagging. Maybe Windows Mobile 6.5 will be tougher on processor. I don't know.

By the way there is a dual processor windows mobile smartphone out from NDrive. The second processor is mainly to speed up the GPS.

Sacha said,
Maybe Windows Mobile 6.5 will be tougher on processor. I don't know.

I think you're right there. My Touch Diamond runs on a 528MHz Qualcomm processor, and it lags at almost everything. Even having only ActiveSync running will lag it up in certain applications.

Sacha said,
Also, 800MHz is overkill.

It's not overkill. If all hardware released was only capable of running current software and nothing more, there would never be any advancements in software.

It's much better that the hardware advances first, and then software developers find ways to use the extra power/functionality, rather than the software constantly pushing for faster and faster hardware.

What I mean is for current software it is overkill. Most companies have a deal with the software company for a future release and make sure of the requirements required and then build their device for the requirements. Microsoft, for example, knows what the hardware companies are capable of and will make software that runs on average hardware that the companies can make. Not what they already make.

Maybe this comes with Windows Mobile 6.5? Then there would be a reason for the 800MHz. Otherwise, overkill.