for me, it's not text message friendly.. thats my only gripe with the phone. if you are an avid texter, and you would rather use the number pad instead of the stylus, you will have problems with its slowness and the number 2 and 5 key, as the damn joystick is in the way.
Anyone who owns this phone please tell it's cons? what should I keep in mind before buying this unit?
any tip that I must know?
there is no pda in the marcket that can c youtube and google video(dont break your head searching for one).
I am curious about the P525 if you can go to www.youtube.com and watch youtube clips directly from the P525. if that's possible then I'll sure to buy the P525.
Heard about the P526 after searching for info about this phone it will be available in april to may 2007 but in the philippines it may take more than 4 months since the P525 just showed up on Dec 2006,
I live in germany,and the asus p525 is rare here it took me one month to fined a online shop that sell it.
till now i didnt c anybody around me has this device ( i work in a caffe bar in the city center).
back to 3g ...,where i live we have a wifi provider for the whole city for 10 euro /month.
forget about 3g when you have wireless lan.
most the caffes has wifi ,airports ,hotels.
i fined it good idea to have 3g only when you dont have wifi.
my next device gonna be another asus,xda flame.... maybe.
i agree with IC, it's ones personal preference to have a 3g phone or not. and as far as ppc doc being the only one having his p525 around, well, i don't know where you live, but where i am there are many people using the p525. as far as the screen size being a waste on the n95 because is not touch screen, that again is a personal opinion. Some people like a bigger screen for viewing pictures and video, not just to touch it with a stylus. ic, the scrrwen on the p990i ius much more defined than the 9525. 262,000 as compared to 65,000. however the p525 does have a beautiful display nonetheless. and i have had my p525 since september of 2006. i also had the p990i but sold it when i was able to get my hands on the asus p525.
PPC-DOC No need to get upsat about that!- I agreed with you about draining battery fast but 3G offer more and faster data speed than 2G- Nowaday new phone with 2G is thing of the past- I understood that not all countries offer this 3G service so it's useless to have 3G phone like you said- 3G phone can take 2G & 3G sim - 2G phone can only take 2G sim, stick 3G sim in and you could send the phone back to repairer!
why should i get 3g phone that i will never use and i dont need it.
3g drain the battery like hell and for what to use it??
i have the asus p525 since 23.12.06
and the device is unique i never seen somebody has it around(only me).
everbody have seen the phone get amazed .
i didnt c anybody around me using 3g only girls (use the front camera for makeup).
check i just benchmark my device on www.jbenchmark.com
and please check this gig review http://www.pdagold.com/articles/detail.asp?a=297
its very powerfull device u can compare to dell axim 50v.
when i run it at 624mhz it will be crazy hyper fast(with no side effects ,maybe batterie drain).
I've seen the new P526. I think I like P525 better because of it look and style.http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=711 this is the new P526 have a look yourself and all other PDA phone
PPC-DOC thanks for your expertty- I wanted to know if P525 have better screen than P990? i meant like more clearer - this ASUSP525 is a great phone , too bad it's 2G right?
PEGASUS we come but i hope not with omap cpu.
wm6 for p525 seem like a dream(but its just a dream).
nokia n95 is a cool device but since its not a touch screen its a waste of the big screen.
to naki upgrate its not a must if your device work perfectly.
but if i have the wwe p525 i will go for 3.43 upgrate.
(i have geman 3.31) no update till now
and for the ABC became default mode ,till now i didnt fined a way to make it deffault.
I really like P525 but I am waiting for PEGASUS. Does anyone know when Pegasus is coming out?!
asus needs to release the pegasus.. it's hard keeping up with the market nowadays. I know the nokia n95 isn't considered a pda phone, but it's getting my attention.
to all,if my radio version is v.4.6.0 and my rom version is v3.32.0 WWE,do i have to upgrade it? if yes,why? THANK YOU
When I write a message, T9 is always default, then I must change to ABC mode. So how to make ABC became default mode???
yo there its me THE DOC.
i had p990i for 2 weeks in the same time with asus p525.
let me give you a overview comparition about the both devices.
1.design:the asus kill p990i with the very solid nice curves ,i found the p990i very edjy.
2.operating system: asus has wm5 means you will fined tons of applications and games for it.
p990i has symbian 3 uiq operating system problem with app and games i searched for 2 weeks to get 10 application and game.
3.camera: p990i and p525 has 2 megapixel cams auto focus picture is verygood on both devices,but the asus led flash in more powerfull then the p990i.
4.speed: asus is a very fast wm5 device it has powerfull cpu that can be scaled from 104 mhz to 624mhz.
p990i is not powerfull enough to play videos qvga 30fps with high bitrates.
5.memory: i use asus p525 with 4 gb mini sd for 40 euro.
p990i use the sony memorysticks that i hate cause its expancive and only been used by se.
6.p525 has mini usb and can use the minisd card reader.
7.hands free speaker on asus p525 is the clearest and loud that i ever heard.
p990i has a normal phone speaker.
8.asus has the 2,5 jack for headset and the p990i has special se plug.
hope its enough for you .
i sold my p990i for 350 euro .
i test phones as a hobby (had and xda mini,xda mini s,mda pro,xda neo,se p910i ,se p990i,nokia n73,....)
one problem i got with my asus that it has high frequancy sound since 2 weeks and i think its bad luck from me.
any questions more.