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ASUS M530w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and connectivity are overall positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation. Some have doubts about the responsiveness and battery.

portability, usability, value for money, connectivity, design

battery, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ASUS M530w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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ASUS M530w Smartphone

 

ASUS presents the M530w, the company's first smartphone to debut with Windows Mobile 6.0 for business-minded users.

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ASUS M530w

 

Looking very similar to Palm's Treo 500v the ASUS M530w offers a comparable feature set to Palm's entry-level model. The M530w runs Windows Mobile 6, ...

Design, scroll wheel, build quality, Wi-Fi, interface speed

No 3.5mm headphone jack, no HSDPA

The M530w is a competent, if not outstanding smartphone with a reasonable features list. It doesn't wow, but handles most jobs with a minimum of fuss.

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Asus M530W Smartphone

 

Asus' M530W is a little straight-laced, but it's up to the job - just don't be too far from a power outlet.

The buttons surrounding the directional pad are sensibly-sized and well-engineered. You get the usual Windows Mobile 6 Standard collection of pick-up and hang-up, home, back and soft keys just below the 320 x 240 resolution TFT screen. And around the...

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ASUS M530w

 

The ASUS M530w is a 3G, Windows Mobile PDA-phone with a price tag that'll have CIOs everywhere rejoicing.

Hand and pocket friendly ; Excellent battery life ; Inexpensive alternative

Dull WM6 interface ; No HSDPA ; Sluggish performance ; Tiny QWERTY keypad

Overall Spending time with the ASUS M530w is an unremarkable experience, with no extras or speed boost to attract our attention, and no glam or flare to spark our interest. Our eagerness to be "wowed" aside, the M530w is a bargain-priced alternative...

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First take: Asus M530w

 

More and more Windows Mobile 6 smart phones are making their way to the market, with Asus announcing its first WM6 M530w. Here's our brief hands-on impression.

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ASUS M530w

 

The ASUS M530w is a 3G, Windows Mobile PDA-phone with a price tag that'll have CIOs everywhere rejoicing.

Hand and pocket friendly, Excellent battery life, Inexpensive alternative

Dull WM6 interface, No HSDPA, Sluggish performance, Tiny QWERTY keypad

While the M530w isn't the best or fastest Windows Mobile PDA-phone available, it is one of the cheapest. CIOs will rejoice at this viable cut-price alternative to the others sold at twice the price.

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Asus Puts The Smart In Smartphone

 

Businessmen who are constantly out of the office will need a smartphone that can retrieve e-mail in an instant, is easy to use, and has a lot of office applications. The new Asus M530w seems to put all that's needed in the palm of your hands.

Slim profile; Construction; Keyboard layout; Office-oriented applications; Wi-Fi connectivity

Abysmal battery life; microSD card not hot-swappable

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Asus M530w

 

Businessmen who are constantly out of the office will need a smartphone that can retrieve e-mail in an instant, is easy to use, and has a lot of office applications. The new Asus M530w seems to put all that's needed in the palm of your hands.

Slim profile ; Construction ; Keyboard layout ; Office-oriented applications ; Wi-Fi connectivity

Abysmal battery life ; microSD card not hot-swappable

The Asus M530w is a business smartphone that is slim, light, and is easy to use. The phone's quick loading times, office-oriented programs, 3G capabilities, and Wi-Fi connectivity certainly gives it an edge when compared to other smartphones available...

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Asus M530W Smart-phone

 

Today we've reviewed a BlackBerry-esque smart-phone from Asus; the M530W. Let's see whether this device is worth your attention...

Sleek and light, Very accurate Business card reader, Surprisingly good 2 MP camera, Wi-Fi

USB 1.1 data connectivity, No office-suite editing software supplied, Insufficient RAM

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Asus M530w (Aries) review

 

INTRODUCTION For the past week, I?ve been using two phones. Both Asus, both new devices. The first of these is the Asus M530w ? a Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone) OS device, with a full QWERTY keyboard. The other is the Asus P526...

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The ASUS support forums are very good for my laptop ? and I?d hope the same can be said for the M530w and other ASUS phones once the user base is there

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Product Specifications

General

Product Type:Power adapter
Subcategory (AG):Power adapters

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:ADP-180HB DB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS/DELTA

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Power Provided:180Watt/90Watt
Voltage Required:AC 100-240V
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