Asus readying “Zest” iPhone–beater

And here we were thinking this year’s round of iPhone fanciers had all been announced, or just delayed until 2009. It looks like Asus is readyin

The blower actually has more in common with the Samsung Omnia, seeing as it packs Windows Mobile 6, a 5MP snapper, support for SD and 4GB of on board storage. It’s iPhone–matching credentials come in the form of a 3.5in, 800x480 screen and accelerometer.

Add to that a BlackBerry–like trackball and you’re looking at the ultimate phone for high–powered business types and infuriating tech posers.

For now, this is all very much under the radar, with Asus not commenting about plans for a release date. But with all these deets, it’s pretty difficult to imagine a day when we won’t have our hands on one.

For more touchscreen phone goodies, make sure you check out our in–depth review of the Samsung Omnia.


Asus Zest

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA

Contact: Asus