Asus P565 pulled off the shelves after the alliance with Garmin?
Unveiled back in November 2008, Asus P565 is a Windows Mobile smartphone that features a VGA touchscreen display, HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, a 3.2MP camera and an 800 MHz CPU – thus being a pretty cool device.
However, it looks like Asus’ partnership with Garmin, announced at the beginning of February, has determined the Taiwanese company to give up on commercializing the P565.
GPSandCo reports that the smartphone should’ve debuted in France last month, but it will actually never be released, because of the above-mentioned reason.
We’re not sure how exactly the alliance with Garmin can influence the availability of Asus’ older handsets, but the latter company probably wants to concentrate more on handsets developed together with Garmin (like the nüvifone M20 and nüvifone G60).
It’s said that the Asus P565 is actually on sale in some markets (like Germany), but it’s not clear yet whether Asus will stop selling it for good.