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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 23141x
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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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