ASUS launches smallest, fastest,and lightest Pocket PC

MyPal A600, running on Intel's PXA250 400MHz CPU, is the lightest, smallest and most powerful Pocket PC in the world, according to ASUS

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By  Mark Sutton Published  August 7, 2002

ASUSTek has taken the lead in the PDA market, with the debut of its MyPal A600, the world’s smallest, lightest and most powerful Pocket PC to date. Powered by Intel’s PXA250 400MHz processor, the MyPal mark’s Taiwan-based ASUS first venture into the PDA market.

The MyPal is aimed at both business and consumer users. It runs Microsoft Pocket PC 2002, and is therefore capable of providing office applications such as Pocket Outlook, Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, and can be connected to both wireless and standard networks through a compact flash (CF) card adaptor. For consumers, it has a wide range of entertainment software for video, MP3s and games on the move.

At just 75x125x12.8mm and 138g, the MyPal A600 is the smallest and lightest Pocket PC available to date, but it still packs a range of hardware features. The screen is a standard 3.5-inch TFT LCD display, that provides a 240x320 pixel display with 65,000 colours. For memory it packs a 64MB RAM and 32MB Flash ROM and is also compatible IBM’s Microdrive. Along with CF, it also supports IrDA, and with advanced battery design providing up to 15 hours continuous usage, it provides connectivity with mobility.

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