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Asus P750 Windows Mobile smartphone

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Review Function over form is the name of the game with Asus' P750. No clever styling, no flash graphic user interface, just robust design, a reasonable specification and decent value for money.

The P750 is a bit of a chunky monkey. It weighs 130g and measures 113 x 58 x 17.4mm, but it feels very robust and solid, and we reckon it could take quite a kicking before anything fell off or apart.

Asus P750 Windows smartphone

Asus' P750: clear screen, even in bright sunlight

The specification is solid enough too: a three-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, A2DP Bluetooth, 3.6Mb/s HSDPA 3G, tri-band GSM/GPRS/Edge, a front-facing VGA camera for video calls and a Micro SD card slot. On-board storage is a somewhat stingy 65MB.

Though Asus' spec sheet lists the P750's Micro SD slot as being SDHC compatible ours flat refused to read data off two 4GB cards. A 512MB card we tried worked just fine, though. As both 4GB cards worked in other Micro SDHC-capable devices, it must be an issue with the handset.

The P750's 2.6in, 240 x 320, 65,000-colour touchscreen is nothing out of the ordinary, but it is bright and clear enough to prove usable in even direct sunlight - helpful if you're going to use it as a satnav rig with the generously supplied in-car charger and screen mount.

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