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hi
i've been using asus p535 for 6 mnths, now im having a problem as the touchscreen cannot be touch,it stuck just that,cannot use at all,i've tried to do hard reset for a couple of times,now it cannot work at all.when i on it back cannot touch,cannot open,hoe to solve this problem?
pls anyone help me.......

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  • 2010-03-13 02:45
  • PS69
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excellent phone ever i seen...

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  • 2009-12-26 05:21
  • Mfxa
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AsusP535-Humble Cinderella among lazy step-phones!
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I bought "Asus P535 triband" instead of "HTC Touch Viva" for Rs.12200/- from Wavetel velachery, chennai-42. There is a cheaper model @ Rs.10,000/- that matches HTCtouch but I took this because it is still cheaper than HTC counterpart but performs better. It has impressive onboard memory(256MB NAND Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM). The processor (520MHz Intel® XScale) is so fast(can be adjusted using the built-in utility from Asus), it can handle any job thrown at it. By the way, my favourite place to get windows mobile software is ppcsoftz.blogspot.com.

The touch screen is good. I recommend installing the VITO ZoomBoard(Not inbuilt) for typing in qwerty. Once it is installed, you can switch between this and the default keyboard. You can easily use your fingers for typing because, it the key you are touching and allows you to change it before getting typed.

It may appear big. But it is lighter than its appearance.


Phone and sms functionalities are good. Even skype works well. I also used VZOmobile and had a video chat using wifi.

You can download Microsoft myphone software and sync your phone data to your account in internet.

I am very happy to own this phone except when somebody asks me if this is imported korean phone. FYI-It is not. It runs Microsoft Windows® Mobile™ 6 Professional. If you can't live without radio or Infrared, U can see something else. For internet, I use wi-fi and link it to my bsnl broadband modem/router at home so virtually no cost. GPRS is also very good. No 3G/EDGE by the way. The GPRS & Wifi dont seem to like each other so disable one to use the other-I activate a dummy GPRS setting while using wifi. The GPRS setting was a little confusing. I use Vodafone, and they had no idea about setting up GPRS in windows mobile. I figured it out anyway and it is kind of easy.

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Below are the settings & Procedure:

1) Goto: Start-->Settings-->Connections tab-->Connections-->Advanced(Don't use Tasks tab, it is misleading)-->Select "Networks"-->"New" button

2) Name of setting: VodafoneLiveSetting

3) Select "Modem" tab

4) Select "New" button

5) Name for the connection: VodafoneLive

modem type:GPRS

6) Access Point Name(APN): portalnmms

Leave the username, password, Domain name as blank and the advanced IP settings to server-assigned. Finish.

7) Select "Proxy Settings" tab

This Network connects to the internet : Yes

This Network uses a proxy server to connect to the internet: : Yes

Proxy server IP: 10.10.1.100

8) Select "Advanced" button, then click on each of following settings to make the entries:

HTTP:10.10.1.100:9401

WAP:10.10.1.100:9201

Secure WAP:10.10.1.100:9203

Socks:10.10.1.100:1080

9) Goto: Start-->Settings-->Connections tab-->Network setting

If an option like "Select your operator" is selected, deselect it. This should be done to avoid anybody accidentally resetting your GPRS setting.

10) Check if you have good signal from your cellphone operator(vodafone in my case).

Enjoy browsing!!!

Remember to disconnect any kind of wireless connectivity if not required like GPS, GPRS, wifi, bluetooth. They consume extra power. Oh speaking of which I remember, these extra connections will be disconnected when the phone goes to standby mode. So if you want constant connection other than phone line, disable standby mode.

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For the inbuilt GPS(SiRF Star III single chip), I use Google maps. Works great, depends on coverage of network(for loading maps) and GPS satellites(for the obvious!). The beauty of google maps is, that it caches the locations you have explored already to the memory, so you don't need internet for already explored places. Clever Google people !

GUI is plain and washed out. So installed SPB-shell GUI. Looks beautiful now. Very responsive even with SPB-shell running which others high priced phones are struggling to handle.

It is documented to support Mini-SD & Micro-SD only. Here's my secret! It suppots Micro-SDHC also. That means you are free to use memory cards higher than 2GB. I use 8GB card, my friends i-mate does'nt support it! Oh but there is one tiny problem with the 8GB card, If the phone resumes from standby it will forget the memory card. 3 ways to deal with this. 1) Use the default card! 2) Disable standby mode like myself-I still get 2 days battery life-Thanks to the "1300 mAh Li-ion" battery 3) Find a patch/firmware which can fix this-I'm still searching and let me Know if U get!

The 2MP autofocus camera is good. Flash light is the brightest I have seen for close range. The camera doubles as a business card scanner with the help of an inbuilt utility, and is very good at it.

It came with a manual, CD(which I barely need), 2 chargers one for home power supply & the other to use in a car, a suction holder, a 1GB Micro-SD card, a v1.1 USB connector cable (ofcourse the phone will be detected automatically as a memory card with appropriate setting)

The other goodies which are not very uncommon these days available in this phone are voice recorder, windows media player(I use TCPMP instead, it even plays youtube flv files with appropriate plugins). Asus utilities, Shortcut buttons for Volume-Camera-TaskSwitch-Call-Cancel-OK(very useful)-2FunctionButtons-AudioCaptureButton-LockSwitch(very useful), remote contor of laptop/PV via the v2.2 bluetooth, MiniSD card slot, 2.5mm audio jack(yes you need a high quality converter if you need high quality).

Want more? It can even run Google-Android!!! Check the following links. I'm waiting for my warrenty to expire. I need to see if I can install openmoko-linux too:

http://sites.google.com/site/s...on-asus-p535

http://forum.xda-developers.co...php?t=455648

http://sites.google.com/site/s...teps/english



I don't find anything wrong with this phone except for its slave dress. Hope the fairy Godmother(Asus ofcourse) will give it a new avatar !



Pros: Low Price, speedy, lot of software, wifi, gps, good touchscreen, MicroSDHC
Cons: cheap look, no 3G/EDGE/FM/IR, no Accelerometer, no Multiouch, 2.5mm audio

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  • 2009-12-23 03:10
  • 2SMH
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this is awesome phone i've even seen...nice

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  • 2009-11-07 03:21
  • PS6t
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> In reply to Amir @ 2009-08-27 09:02 from M{3x - click to readI have the same problem too, seems to be something wrong with the battery

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  • 2009-10-27 20:53
  • mUvU
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> In reply to MARIUS @ 2009-08-31 15:13 from nD%t - click to readCan you please let me know where to find the WM-6.1 binary for P-535

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  • 2009-10-21 09:06
  • 9xEY
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Good, very good
GPS so strong

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  • 2009-09-29 13:44
  • uAtJ
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> In reply to MARIUS @ 2009-08-31 15:13 from nD%t - click to readwhere can i download rom update software. for asus p535

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  • 2009-09-23 09:27
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Hi.

Doses anyone knows an online shop where a black silicone case can be bought?

The only thing is that the shop must be within the European Comunity countries.

Tks

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  • 2009-09-20 00:32
  • n$4N
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i'm us it it for past two years and no problems ..i even upgraded to vm6.1 ..works perfect

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  • 2009-08-31 15:13
  • nD%t
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i have proplem with p535 it was switch off whan i was using what i can do ps if wny one can help me

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  • 2009-08-27 09:02
  • M{3x
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This is a very good PDA - I'm usig it for two yaers - no problems at all...

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  • 2009-08-19 11:44
  • M{Gj
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Hello Guys i am using this phone for more than 6 months now

I can rate this phone based on my exprience
Camera - not bad beacause when you go beyond normal zoom is not so clear
phone Calls - I will say its so good compared to Iphone
Batery backup - using WIFI will cause you battery dry soon or else normal phone usage will give you upto 2 days
WIFI - 50% to it, because wifi always disconnects and you need to start the wifi again,
GPS - ok
do not eat more memmory in your phone rather save it in your card.
do not download unwanted application will make you mobile die soon
Thanks for lisening

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  • 2009-06-17 23:52
  • i495
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Hey suys is this fone available in India and wat is the price of the mobile

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  • 2009-06-13 14:08
  • utYa
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Hey Guys this is a wonderful phone... i am using it for past 1 year, absolutely fantastic phone... Battery life is also good gr8... Recommend this phone to everyone than HTC

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  • 2009-04-28 16:42
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I have P535 for more than one year. This is a great Windows Mobile device. The processor is fast, the build quality is just excellent, GPS and WiFi work flawlessly. I have WM 6.0 installed and it almost never crashes. Can recommend this phone to anyone. Thumbs up.

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  • 2009-04-06 01:49
  • PwXd
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I'm using this phone for 6 months and i am very satisfied. The structure is very good and i think asus have made a wonderfull phone

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  • 2009-04-04 23:41
  • 0TuJ
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I've had this phone for a year now. GPS works great, battery life is pretty much ok, about 2 days of usage(wifi, bluetooth, calling, gps etc.). I've had it with windows mobile 5.0, but since there was an upgrade to version 6.0, it was a better choise afterall. Now I have windows mobile 6.1 installer on this phone, which made it actually much faster and somewhat improved battery life. Camera on this phone is absolutely great, I've never seen 2Mpix mobile camera take so good pictures(trust me, I've had lots of phones in the past 2 years and most of them were smartphones/PPC's).

Overall I'd say it's sure bang for the buck, ever more than that, ofcourse if You want a phone that can do more than just calling.

10/10 for me.

If You have any questions regarding this phone, contact me jaan.janes@gmail.com

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  • 2009-03-13 09:33
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  • Ankara Bilgisayar S
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I find Asus cell phones very nice and will sale in next time in workshop.

http://www.canbilteknoloji.com

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  • 2009-03-01 23:15
  • 0Gaa
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the p535 normally won't heng if slow or something wrong just reset or just close all the application in your phone in the setting-memory- application(i think forgot what name) you see la if still got problem go to the shop you buy and ask maybe mainboard down very danger if keeping slowing day by day

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  • 2009-02-27 18:43
  • ibgm
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