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UNCONFIRMED: HP makes serious with the iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 07.08.07 - 18:50:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18931x
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Following our earlier posting from last week about HP's new line of Windows Mobile devices, we've just received some more (yet to be confirmed) information about HP's iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 line of devices and if the specs turn out to be true, HP is definitely back into the market. I'm not sure if the new HP devices are (still) manufactured by HTC but if not, HTC might face some serious competition, if HP takes its new Windows Mobile approach serious as well. Let us start with the iPAQ 600 series which was rumored to feature Windows Mobile 6 Professional, 3G connectivity and integrated GPS.

According to the (completely unconfirmed) information we've received, the first HP iPAQ 600 series devices will be indeed a bar type smartphone with a 12 keys numeric keypad sporting Windows Mobile 6 Professional and featuring an iPod'esk touch sensitive navigation wheel! Furthermore it should have quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (up to 3.06 Mbps), WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 as well as Assisted GPS (AGPS). The new iPAQ 600 is expected to be powered by a Marvell PXA270 (Bulverde) CPU at 520MHz and featuring 128 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM which can be expanded by microSD cards.

The 2.8" QVGA touch screen should support the Windows Mobile typical 65K color and on the back, the devices features 3 megapixel CMOS camera with auto focus.

Bellow, a the::unwired rendering how the new HP iPAQ 600 might looks like (rendering, not the actual device):

Furthermore it seems that HP is working on an HP iPAQ 900-series and according to our information, the feature-set is quite identical to the iPAQ 600 features above but instead of sporting a numeric keypad, the iPAQ 900 will features a QWERTY keyboard.

Further information aren't given yet but an announcement is planned for September with availability later this year. Anyway, the features above are not yet confirmed and can very well change. Nevertheless, if this is "the new HP", it's quite promising!

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Comments
Posted by Former iPAQ Fan on 07.08.07 - 19:42:19

Sounds way too good and promising for HP! I think HP lost the ground when they closed their Singapore office and took over CPQ! sad
This was the end of both!
Anyway, it really becomes true I might be back. Now I'm enjoying my BlackJack and my Mogul!

Posted by Abdul on 08.08.07 - 04:51:00

Bravo HP!!!

Can not wait for golden days to be back

Posted by Mike on 10.08.07 - 12:33:16

I would be disappointed if these specs are true. Only QVGA Displays? Come on! And no Folder/Slider Designs? Bar type smartphones with Qwerty and 2.8" Displays are huge. I was hoping for kind of a Nokia Communicator challenger in respect of form factor sad

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