As much as I like the build quality on the smartphones offered by Asus, the one thing that has largely been missing from their portfolio is a full QWERTY keyboard. The M930 addresses this very niche, much to the applause of email junkies and other QWERTY lovers around the world.
On display at Computex Taipei 2008, the Asus M930 has a form factor that is virtually identical to the popular LG enV and enV2. While in its closed position, the M930 can be used like a candybar-style cell phone. There’s a numeric keypad and a 2.0-inch color display. Open the phone up like a book to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch TFT LCD. It’s almost like the best of both worlds. Maybe if they made the front display a touchscreen, it’d be even better.
Rounding out the rest of the specs are tri-band GSM/EDGE, HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, Windows Mobile 6 Standard, TI OMAP 2431 (450MHz) processor, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 2 megapixel camera, secondary VGA camera, microSDHC expansion slot, and a standby time of up to 200 hours.