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> In reply to NJ @ 2008-06-06 11:50 from v{}Q - click to readYes, the P527 comes bundled with the SatGuide GPS software, which includes maps of 30 Indian cities.

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  • 2008-06-16 11:50
  • PUEg
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does this phone come with some memory card....n howz the gps performance in new delhi...plz reply

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  • 2008-06-12 13:32
  • 2@6C
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Hai all,

i am planing to buy p527 could u pls anyone reply how is the battery backup, what is the best price in market, will it work in UK if i travell, and my email id is amalaraj15@yahoo.com

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  • 2008-06-12 05:42
  • M@T2
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I had tried Blackberry, HTC, Nokia, Sony, but this one is much better in almost all respects. I am enjoying it.

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  • 2008-06-09 09:15
  • 2Z7R
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Yes you can see the cities specifically GPS is meant not for seeing cities but locating your house in any street in any city. This phone is capable of doing such moreover you can monitor your speed.

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  • 2008-06-07 19:09
  • U2eM
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Does anyone knows if asus provides map of india and its city details on their gps phone?

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  • 2008-06-06 11:50
  • v{}Q
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> In reply to Ashish @ 2008-06-01 13:58 from 2@4R - click to readHi Ashish, Nice to hear your comments on Phone & maps. I am using SatGuide & other products since a year & recently i purchased Asus P527. I found the new bundled updated maps & destinator 7 are fantastic compare to others. And its not only better than HTC for pricing but also for GPS service with India's 1st & best GPS Navigation System (where you NEVER GET LOST).

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  • 2008-06-06 06:08
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Asus phone support has told me that they will provide me a new version of Satguide that may not hang. ( see my review below).

The touchscreen lock functions only if you do not use the volume control on the right side of the phone. If during the call, if you change the volume jogwheel, the screen gets unlocked and touches your ears.

The clock is getting lagged. Asus support did not say anything about that execpt for 'correct your clock and check it for a while'.

Overall, as a phone, it is much better than most other phones.

As a PDA , it lags behind due to processor.

A good combo at a good price. But i wish Asus support and Satguide Maps were a little more usable.

I loved the way Google Maps with GPS worked on that. Google maps could locate 5 satalites wheer as satguide software kept on waiting for signal in the same phone at the same location.

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  • 2008-06-06 05:00
  • 2@4%
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HTC touch doesn't have as many features like this one.

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  • 2008-06-03 10:17
  • vGc}
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For GPS facilities like that of N95 Noika navigator or E 90 install a module in this phone. For touchscreen activate automatic lock within 10 seconds then no features will get activated while talking. Automatic lock facility is there in the phone only.
Comeone I am using this phone and it doesn't hang so much as you said my phone hardly hangs once in two weeks or once in a month. For advanced browder facility install softwares man this is a WM phone you don't need to worry use it like a laptop.

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  • 2008-06-02 19:31
  • U2eK
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Moreover all features of N95 are not suitable for India and you cannot use it fully. P527 is a good phone and even if you occasionally travel to US, Australia or Canada it will work well.

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  • 2008-06-02 13:01
  • vGc}
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Under any circumstance windows phone will always be better than other OS phone. Moreover P527 is a PDA and N95 is a smart phone and a PDA is always better than a smartphone.

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  • 2008-06-02 07:39
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Well I would put it in this way N95 is a phone with almost all possible features but master of none. You cannot view emails in N95 as clearly as in a windows mobile phone or better in a business phone like P527. N95 is not a touchscreen phone like P527. Moreover the camera of N95 though it claims it is of 5 MP but the quality lacks than that of N73. Even I have chosen P527 over N95 primarily because I wanted a business phone and a windows mobile phone.

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  • 2008-06-02 07:37
  • vGc}
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Yes P527 is a touchscreen phone and the processor is more stable than N95

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  • 2008-06-02 07:36
  • vGc}
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Well I would put it in this way N95 is a phone with almost all possible features but master of none. You cannot view emails in N95 as clearly as in a windows mobile phone or better in a business phone like P527. N95 is not a touchscreen phone like P527. Moreover the camera of N95 though it claims it is of 5 MP but the quality lacks than that of N73. Even I have chosen P527 over N95 primarily because I wanted a business phone and a windows mobile phone. under any circumstance windows phone will always be better than other OS phone. Moreover P527 is a PDA and N95 is a smart phone and a PDA is always better than a smartphone. Moreover certain features of N95 are useless in India. The rest is almost similar when features are compared with N95 with P527.

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  • 2008-06-02 07:35
  • vGc}
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I got this phone last week. I am presentlly using E series phones and was satisfied with the performance.

The windows mobile 6.0 is good but a little slow. The speed issue may be because of the 200Mhz processor.
But the internet is much faster due to edge , as compared to basic gprs.

I tried Yahoo Go and Skpye and they seem to work but are a little slugish.

I tried Voip thru skype on Airtel GPRS itself while on move and the quality seemed low as the other party could not hear me very clearly. I could hear them very well.

I could not find any data convertors that can send my old messages from my e series phone to this, so data transfer could be a problem.

On the other hand. contacts transfer was a breeze. Just selected all contacts from old phone and send them thru bluetooth to this one. It took about ten minutes and they were avaiable in the conatcts folder on WM6.

The cons - Hangs when a few applications are user and we have to reset it atleast 3 to 4 times a day.

GPS is average. I have found Nokia GPS phones better than this one. The satguide maps come bundled and are incomplete. They do not have even street information clearly, leave alone the house number information.

The destinator aplication hangs a couple of times while calculating the route. The phone has to be reset.

Another downslide is that it is just a WAP based internet system and does not support xhtml like e series does.


The biggest downside is the touch screen. very efficient, but does not lock itself when the phone is used for basic calling.

While holding close to the ear, and accidental touches, it often triggers soem application to open. Often , its the notes that are graphical . So, only one you ise it, you will understand the weird drawing your ears would make on the screen thru touch. Wish the touch screen locks itself when a call is in progress.

Overall all a good phone. Better than HTC for the price.

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  • 2008-06-01 13:58
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-05-16 14:44 from vGc} - click to readI have one confusion.Is ASUS P527 a touch phone ? Pls clarify

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  • 2008-06-01 02:54
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Well N95 is a bunch of all things but with no specialty. The phone web browser is not too good. You cannot read emails clearly which you can do in a windows mobile phone. Moreover it doesn't have touchscreen. The camera is of 5 Megapixel but the quality lacks than that of N73. Most of the other features is useless in India. P527 music quality is really good and meets all the need of a business phone. Asus Manufactures its handsets inhouse and don't outsource it like Nokia. Moreover the after sales services are also very good. If you face a problem with Nokia then wait for 2 months lodge a case in consumer forum to get back your handset. yeah that's the hard fact of Nokia after sales services which we presume to be good just because it has a great market share. Asus problem gets solved within the same day. Maximum of 3 days, condition you are living in any well known metro.

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  • 2008-05-30 08:27
  • vGc}
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What do you expect from your mobile phone or better I would put in like this what's ur motive for buying a phone I mean main purpose?? May be I can help you only after that as for further information I choose P527 over N95. I live in New Delhi. May be you can get in touch with me.

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  • 2008-05-28 21:25
  • U26X
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hey guyz i need ur help....im confused on which phone to buy-n95 or p527.well i live in new delhi and would really wanna have some comments..n 1 more thing..does this phone come with some memory card or do v have to buy it ourselves...thnx in advance

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  • 2008-05-28 12:10
  • 2@6u
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