Computex Taipei 2006 - Part 4

ASUS Mobile

ASUS Mobile

'Touch Music Wheel' - Now where have we seen that before? The chic ASUS J206 slider phone is a fun-filled device with a 1.3 megapixel camera, 60MB of internal memory plus microSD support. It can playback MP3, AAC, WAV and MPEG4 formats. This tri-band phone also has GPRS class 10 support and weighs in at 96.5g.

The J208 on the other hand is suddenly all business-like with a sleek black casing that is 17.2mm thin. It is also a tri-band mobile though it features GPRS class 12 support. The highlights of this phone include a 1.9-inch 176x220 pixel TFT LCD, 2 megapixel camera, supports Bluetooth, MIDP 2.0 and JSR 185. It also has 64MB memory and microSD support. Media playback is restricted to MP3 and MPEG4 only though.

The new P525 quad-band PDA has a beautiful metallic finish, but more importantly, it features push e-mail technology, packs in a 2 megapixel camera and supports Wi-Fi VoIP. Its powerful business functions are further enhanced with business card recognition and voice recognition. It has a 2.8-inch 65K TFT screen with 240x320 pixels and can play back MPEG4, 3gp, MP3, MIDI and WMA format.

This simple looking mobile device is ASUS' new AiGuru S1, a weird cross between a wireless Skype phone as well as audio player remote. The phone features a proprietary communications protocol between the transmitter, supports Skype, Skype-In, Skype-Out and Skype Conference Call services, answering machine and can be used to control music playback on your PC.

The long awaited ASUS R1 finally arrives. This world's first 13.3-inch Tablet PC is based on the Intel 945GM chipset supporting Core Duo processor series T2300 to T2600. It also comes with security features such as ASUS Security Protect Manager, TPM, RF biometric scanning.

The ASUS Asteio D22 DAV Center is a Viiv ready home entertainment device based on a P965 and ICH8DO chipset. It packs an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB DDR2-533 memory, 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS and features digital/analog TV, composite and S-Video input plus DVI-I, SCART, Component, Composite and HDMI output support to 1080p.

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