If the Windows Mobile base doesn't put you off...
Spoilt for choice…?
If Windows Mobile doesn’t boil your blood then that certainly would seem to be the case as Asus is now the latest company seemingly prepping a power packed touchscreen smartphone.
The ‘Glaxy7’ as it is being codenamed is a 3.5in supposedly WVGA (800 x 480) screened handset with 3G connectivity, a 5MP camera with autofocus, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, aGPS, 4GB of native memory with a microSD expansion slot, trackball, an accelerometer and that infamous potential deal breaker: Windows Mobile 6.1.
If you can play nice with Microsoft’s rather antiquated OS however there are plenty of additional joys to the Glaxy7, namely a whole raft of codec support (though no Ogg or Lossless audio) and at 115 x 59 x 13.8mm it is certainly packing a form factor to appeal to the masses. At four hours talk time isn’t great but a potential 200 hours of standby (no doubt disabling WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc, etc) is impressive and it must be remembered these specs have not been confirmed by Asus itself.
An October launch for the Glaxy7 is mooted in the Far East with a European release likely to follow soon after if customer reaction is good.
12 months until the next iPhone model? It could be too long…