Asus P560 PDA Phone, why did they bother?

Asus P560 PDA Phone

Convergence between phones GPS and PDAs is a really hot topic at the moment and the P560 is Asus’ latest offering for Europe that claims to offer all three.

We don’t like it: a 2.8″ 320×240 LCD is useless for a GPS navigation system, and the lack of a physical keyboard severely limits it’s functionality as a PDA. What does that leave us with? a bulky blocky phone.

If you are still interested here are the specs: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, A-GPS compatible SiRF Star III receiver, 2.8″ TFT LCD touch screen (320×240 pixel), TI Omap 2430 Processor (450 MHz), Quadband GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G dualband and HSDPA, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.2 and 0.3 megapixel cameras , microSD card slot, and 1150 mAh battery.

Dimensions are 4.7″ x 2.4″ x 0.5″ and it weighs 4.20oz. Cost is expected to be around 500 euros ($775) when it comes out in June.

So what’s our idea of the perfect GPS PDA phone? something with the form factor and sexy looks of an iPhone, a VGA (minimum) touchscreen at least 3.5″ but preferably 4.3″+ (if it would still fit in our pocket), and a slide out QWERTY keyboard (or support for a bluetooth keyboard).

What’s your ideal combo phone? comment below (anonymously if you want) and let us know,

Asus P560 PDA Phone at Navigadget