Asus P522w, the latest Windows 6.1 powered smartphone

Asus P522wThe most recent entrant in Asus’ list of smartphones powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 is the Asus P522w. A touchscreen handset, the P522w is the company’s first phone to feature the Glider user interface.

Equipped with a 3.6Mb/s HSDPA 3G, users can navigate through music, photos and much more via the iTunes CoverFlow style flick and tap interface. Featuring a tweaked today screen, the P522w boast of a 624MHz Marvell processor-the latest in the company’s line of ARM chips that used to be Intel’s XScale family. With a 2.8” screen, the smart device comprises of 128MB internal RAM and 256MB of Flash memory too.

Additional features of the P522w include a simple 2 megapixel camera minus a front facing snapper, a Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi along with an inbuilt SiRFStar III GPS that should help you find locations with the Google Map. The smartphone weighs about 105g and has dimensions of around 102 x 60.5 x 14.5mm. The P522w sports a battery life that should last nearly 3 hours in 3G calling extending to 5 hours for GSM networks and a standby mode of around 300 hours (3G) or 250 hours (2G).

While there’s no word on the price and availability yet, the handset should be out in black and white colours.