ASUS and Microsoft Jointly Announce MyPal A620/A620BT PDA With Windows Mobile 2003 Software

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 24, 2003 — ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS), a leading manufacturer of Windows Mobile™ based Pocket PCs, today unveiled a new member of its Pocket PC family, the MyPal A620/A620BT, offering unparalleled performance and expandability. The MyPal A620/A620BT supports Microsoft
Windows Mobile software providing enhanced wireless connectivity, messaging and office applications. Additionally, the device will have a built-in CF slots for easy function expansion.

“Windows Mobile 2003 software and the ASUS MyPal A620/A620BT together provide an ideal platform for a wide range of handheld computing needs,”
said Derek Brown, director of the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft Corp.
“Were confident that consumers will benefit from the enhanced features and performance of the device, which drove the development of this new version of Pocket PC software.”

Windows Mobile 2003 software is the next-generation software for PDAs from Microsoft. The new operating system makes a great mobile platform by providing enhanced wireless capability, robust communication tools, and new applications and features to benefit business users and consumers.

“Windows Mobile 2003 delivers outstanding features and user-friendly multimedia support,”
said Jonathan Tseng, Vice President of Asus.
“We are confident that users will find the MyPal A620/A620BT Pocket PC to be an excellent solution for handheld computing that delivers advanced features and unprecedented performance.”

The MyPal A620/A620BT, the worlds smallest Pocket PC with CF support, is tailor made to mobilize the multimedia experience. With a Type II CF card slot built-in, the PDA supports a full spectrum of CF-based modules to turn itself into a digital camera, TV tuner or radio without being burdened by the size and weight of an add-on CF jacket. Through the CF slot, the MyPal A620/A620BT also enables various communications standards such as Bluetooth, GPS, WLAN, LAN, GPRS and more.

Running on the Intel®
PXA255 processor, which incorporates the advanced performance enhancement feature, the MyPal A620/A620BT is the ideal mobile theatre. With the ability to play video at 60 frames per second, faster than any competing products, it allows the smoothest image for movies and games.

ASUS unique Smart Power Saving technology allows the MyPal A620/A620BT to operate continuously up to 19 hours. After all, powerful performance, multimedia applications and exciting games are useless if the PDA threatens to turn itself off after several hours.

The MyPal A620/A620BT employs the Smart Keeper technology, developed by ASUS. The user-oriented feature intelligently backs up existing system status when power level is low to prevent data loss. Important files and documents are now in save hands.

Key Specifications:

  • Intel®
    PXA255 400MHz

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs

  • 32MB/64MB Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM

  • 3.5

    transflective display supporting 65,536 colors

  • Built-in Typed II CF slot

  • Optional build-in Bluetooth connection


  • Lithium rechargeable batter (1300mAh)

  • Built-in speaker and microphone

  • Dimension: 125mm x 76.8mm x 13.3mm

  • 141g

The MyPal A620 is now available. For more information, please visit the company homepage at

About Microsoft

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About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), the perennial leader of the motherboard industry, is also a leading manufacturer of top-quality desktop barebones, notebooks, IA devices, servers, graphics cards, broadband modems, wireless products and optical drives. With world-class engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM customers.

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