Unsubstantiated rumors (what else?) from a French Web site point to Asus launching the 3G P3xx, a Windows Mobile 6-based smartphone due in the third quarter. The 2.8-inch LCD screen (which is 0.6 inches bigger than the BlackJack's) isn't touch-sensitive, so that automatically puts it at a disadvantage.

Otherwise, it's pretty much what you would expect from a smartphone nowadays: 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD slot, etc. There's no built-in GPS functionality, so be prepared to break out a dongle. Come to think of it, Asus' fake phones look better than this.

Exclusivité : Asus va commercialiser un Smartphone 3G avec clavier et écran non tactile (in French) [GPSAndGo via SlashPhone]