ASUS to become a big player in the smartphone market?
A few days ago, we reported about the Vodafone VDA IV smartphone, manufactured by ASUSTeK, Taiwan. What is more interesting is that the FCC just approved an improved version of the smartphone, adding a duo of digital cameras (it is 3G-capable phone) and Wi-Fi wireless protocol. Targeted to O2, the new O2 Graphite will be part of the carrier's line of smartphones, which was mainly composed by HTC devices, a Taiwanese brand, leader in Windows Mobile based phones.
Keeping identical design to the Vodafone phone, the Graphite will be more advanced than the VDA IV; it runs on Intel PXA270, 416 MHz processor with Intel Hermon modem. XDA Graphite has the same 128MB ROM and 64MB RAM and is tri-band GSM plus single-band UMTS, but the Bluetooth is now v2.0 instead of 1.2.
We expect the Asus O2 XDA Graphite Smartphone to launch soon.