ASUS Eee PC T91 integrates GPS receiver

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Asus just announced ASUS Eee PC T91 – a netbook with 8.9″ swivel touchscreen and a GPS receiver.

Eee PC T91 will come in white or black and will be loaded with touch optimized software such as foto fun, memos, touch gate, and a special IE toolbar.

Here are the rest of the specs:

  • Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Home
  • Display: 8.9″ LED-backlit / Resistive Touch Panel
  • CPU: Intel® Atom Z520
  • Wireless Data Networking: WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: V2.1
  • Memory: 1GB (DDR2)
  • Storage: Total 82GB (16GB Solid State Drive + 16GB SD Card + 30GB Portable Hard Disk Drive* + 20GB Eee Storage)
  • 2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in
  • Camera: 0.3 M Pixel
  • Reader: 3-in-1 MMC, SD, SDHC flash card slot
  • Digital Array Mic
  • Dimensions: 225mm (W) x 164mm (D) x 25.2 ~ 28.4mm (H)
  • Weight: 0.96kg
  • Optional: GPS, TV Tuner, 3G plus (HSUPA)

more nuviphone G60 videos

We had already talked about nuviphone videos but here are some we missed to mention that came up during MWC 2009 nuviphone G60.

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Asus P835 includes A-GPS receiver

835aAsus just recently announced their new Windows PDA phone P835. Apparently it is designed for “business-savvy professionals” but we don’t see why a teenage girl wouldn’t use this. It has a big 3.5″ screen for those YouTube vidoes, a fast internet connection for instant Facebook status updates and uploading pics and videos you can shoot with the 5MP auto focus camera and 4GB of internal memory for some music.

But most important of it all is the ability switch between 12-key, half-Qwerty and full-Qwerty virtual keyboard modes, for fastest texting ever!

All that’s great but the A-GPS receiver makes it even better. ASUS however did not release any information about what kind of GPS navigation application would be pre-installed on this. But since the OS is Microsoft Windows® Mobile 6.1™ Professional you can install whatever you want for your navigation needs.

Other specs include 1100mAh lithium battery, Qualcomm 7201A 528MHz processor, 288MB RAM, microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi and bluetooth.

ACER X960

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Following the release of Acer DX900 we also heard about ACER X960 yesterday. Acer X960 does also come with an embedded GPS receiver and will do door-to-door navigation provided you bring your own software.

Acer X960 is a WinMo device and here are some of the other features:

  • 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen
  • five-way navigation button
  • widget-based user interface
  • Windows Outlook and Office
  • 3.2MP autofocus camera with flash
  • front-side camera for video calls

nuviphone G60: everything you need to know

Here is some background info: We first talked about the nuviphone just about a year ago. By February 2008 we saw first nuviphone videos. By May that year we were almost sure it would come out before the holiday season. We were wrong. Then we thought there was a ‘white nuviphone‘ too. That turned out to be a photoshop job :)

By June 2008 we knew Asus would be involved with the manufacturing – and we also enjoyed some live videos. We knew something was up by July – rumors started about not seeing the device until ealy 2009. By October that was no longer a rumor. Then came December. Just as we were forgetting about nuviphone, some FCC documents gave us hope. This is when we first heard of the G60 model name.

nuviphone-g60-01That brings us to February 2009. Just today, Garmin, along with Asus announced their strategic alliance and rebranded the unreleased nuviphone to be known as Garmin-Asus Nuviphone G60. No technical details are revealed but they at least included some nice PR pics – all of which are included here. Oh, and the release date? Still first of half of 2009 as they mention on their brand new site garminasus.com.

garmin-asusTheir new alliance is ready to reveal nuviphone G60 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Feb 16-19) and also they say they will be announcing several nuviphone models in 2009.

There are rumors about G60 still using its Linux based OS, but the upcoming devices from nuviphone series may switch to Windows Mobile.

Here are the features of nuviphone G60 – binned into three categories:

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Asus P565 is fast and GPS enabled


Just recently some details surfaced about the new Asus P565 on CNet of Taiwan.

What catches our eye before anything else is of course the embedded GPS receiver from SiRF. However we also would like you to pay attention to the 800Mhz Marvell Tavor processor. We’re not sure what you’d do with that much juice but you can be sure that this Windows Mobile phone will boot up faster than any other.

We have a list of all the features so there isn’t much left to the imagination:

  • GSM: 3.6Mbps HSDPA, UMTS, 2100, EDGE / GPRS / GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Processor: 800MHz Marvell Tavor
  • Memory: Flash 256MB, 128MB SDRAM
  • Communications: WLAN 802.11b + g, USB v1.1 (FS), Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • GPS: SiRF Star III InstantFix
  • Screen: 2.8″, 480×640 VGA, 65K, TFT
  • Camera: 3MP with autofocus – VGA camera for video phone calls.
  • MPEG4: QVGA 24FPS / H.263 / .3 gp: QCIF 24FPS
  • Battery: 1300mAh Lithium
  • Standby time: 150-200 hours
  • Talk time: 3G: 3.5 hours / 2G: 5 hours
  • Weight: 120g (with battery)
  • Reader: microSD, SDHC
  • Audio: MP3/WMA/3GP/AAC/AAC+
  • CELLULAR: J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP2.0)
  • Dimensions: 102×60.5×16mm
  • Business Card Recognition Business Card Recognition
  • PDF viewer (depending on the region)

All these features but no mention of what kind of GPS navigation software is available to get you driving directions…

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asus r710 hud demo

Asus R710 with heads up display (HUD) was announced on Navigadget a while ago but we were left wondering what it actually looked like on a windshield.

Now we have a video of Asus R710 with HUD doing a demo at some trade show.

The HUD (Heads Up Display) projects navigation instructions that include directions, speed etc. on the windshield in front of the driver. This not only helps users focus on the roads ahead, it also prevents users to be distracted by the device itself – hugely improving car safety.

Asus R50A finally here


Asus R50A which we undiscovered at CES at the beginning of this year has finally hit U.S. shores. The device just got its FCC approval meaning it will be available to American consumers very soon.

It looks like the initial specs we posted are still valid including the integrated GPS receiver.

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adding GPS to ASUS Eee


Got a soldering iron, a few extra hours, and an Asus Eee PC? Here is DIY project for you. Adding a GPS to your ASUS Eee PC. All the information and some nice pics are over at this site and the GPS kit necessary is right here..

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Asus R710 with heads-up-display

The Asus R700 family has a new member called Asus R710 and this one has a very special feature. According to engadget Asus R710 has a mini projector that can display navigation related information on your windshield. If that’s really the case this will be the first for a GPS navigation device to integrate a projector for HUD purposes.

That’s all the details we have for Asus R710. We’ll be sure keep you update if more information comes up.