All in all, it's a bit like an HTC TyTn, just a little better. If we have one caveat it's that the main screen looks just a little lost – it may be 55mm side to side, but the black faceplate it is set into is over 105mm side to side.
For a handset equipped with such a great keyboard it's a little strange that all you get bundled are ClearVue viewers for Excel, PowerPoint, Word and PDF files rather than applications to create them from scratch. Actually scratch that, it's not strange, it's perverse, and Asus deserves a major rap on the knuckles for it. A Qwerty keyboard, but no word processing application? What was it thinking?
Inside, a full Qwerty keyboard and 2.6in screen
Like the 750, the 930 comes with a Micro SD card slot that is stated as good to go with HC cards. Unlike the 750, the 930 actually worked with an HC card, which was nice.
The camera is a pretty humdrum two-megapixel unit that lacks even autofocus and so does what you'd expect looking at the spec, but not a jot more. Asus only goes half the way with the headphone jack: yes there is one, but it's 2.5mm rather than 3.5mm.
There's better news on the battery front: the 1100mAh unit that lurks up the 930's back passage proved capable for solid two days' operating between charges even with pretty heavy phone usage and intermittent use of both the Wi-Fi radio and Bluetooth.
E90 competitor that doesn't compete
I would think the only people who'd want this are those who want an E90 on the cheap! It looks like they've taken the basic form factor, and then removed all the good points from it.
Smaller screen and lower res as already mentioned aside, having the phone only able to open to an angle is going to be annoying for anyone wanting to use when it is in their hands rather than on a desk, and seems like they've gone back to the old communicator style! One of the best things with the E90 is being able to use it at an angle on a desk, but also to open it completely when in your hands which makes it so much easier to see the screening while typing.
This is a phone without a market. At the top end people will pay the extra for the quality of an actual E90, and at the low end, there are better, cheaper and more functional smart phones already out there which do the same things better.
Only the version supplied w/WM Standard; the version w/WM Pro lets you create new docs (indeed, I've used it for that on my Touch Dual). You can get around it in Standard, though, by copying blank docs to the device, modifying them and then saving under different names.
Such a shame...
They spoiled it by putting Windows on.