M of Australian MTekk got more information about the rumored HP Pocket PC Phone
Edition, called iPAQ H6300 and also reports on some very credible looking
Courtesy of new MTekk forum user ragnew, we now have what seems to be the
most complete specifications yet for the oft-rumored hp iPAQ 6000 series
Pocket PC Phone. The source is a draft 3 page brochure, which seems to go
into quite some detail. It looks like this will be quite a formidable
device, although the fact that the brochure is a draft may indicate that
further hardware changes are to occur. Nonetheless, it's exciting to see
this level of detail!
We've also received information that the device will
be released through T-Mobile in May, with AT&T getting the device in August.
This contradicts information recently discussed, which indicated either an
April or August release - but at least there's not too long to see which
date will be correct. Our informant goes on to say that, with the Motorola
MPx to be released in July, hp can't afford to wait.
Integrated quad band GSM/GPRS, WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.1, IrDA and USB
Operating system Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC Phone Edition
Processor Texas Instruments OMAPâ„¢ 1510
Display 3.5" (89mm) Transflective TFT color with LED backlight
Camera (on select SKUs) Built-in VGA, 640x480 resolution
Memory 64-MB SDRAM, 64-MB Flash ROM Memory (55-MB user accessible)
Up to 20-MB iPAQ File Store (varies by SKU)
Dimensions 4.68" x 2.95" x .73" (119mm x 75mm x 18.7mm)
Weight 6.7 oz (190 g)
To get all the specifications, check out MTekk. By now, no price was
given. This seems to be an interesting device and I will try to get more
information ASAP. However, why to put 64 MB into it? That's something I
still can't believe.
How does the 144-200 MHz CPU compares with the 400-500 (and something) MHz Intel XScale CPUs??
Posted by Max on 18.04.04 - 00:45:58
Theres no camera...
Posted by Arne Hess on 18.04.04 - 21:22:02
According to SmartFone.net only the business version comes without the camera (http://www.smartfone.net/71...). Today it seems to make sense to release a consumer and business edition of these kind of devices...
Posted by michael leung on 19.04.04 - 14:36:02
After reading the specs, very disappointing.
Firstly, 64MB? Can't believe that.
Secondly, there is a protruding antenna. That will be the first thing to break, if my experience with my O2 is any indication
The buttons also don't seem to be will aligned with being a phone. U need big buttons for the dial and hang up buttons, not little button substitutes
Integrated Wi-Fi is good.. but I can live with my XDA II + Wireless SDIO
Depends on the price, but looks like the XDA II is still the way to go.. Not as disappointing as the iPaq Phone jacket they released awhile ago, but by no means anything to write home about.. I was expecting more, especially after I saw the 4150, which was a great piece of equipment
Posted by kirchhofer on 20.04.04 - 17:31:13
indeed very dispappoining!
190 grams of weight also is too much! the antenna doesn't sell well in Europe anymore! They will have to compete against upcoming fantastic Benq P50 which has no antenna, is smaller and lighter 150grams and also WIFI etc, camera 1.2 Megapixel, an advice to HP: Rework on this device or you will lose money.....
Posted by joey123 on 23.04.04 - 04:08:01
Is the TI omap processor only 200mhz? Thats what the old HP model processor was with Tmobile! Maybe it will be faster than that I hope.
Posted by CAM on 16.07.04 - 21:21:27
Any idea what the difference is between the iPAQ 63xx series and the iPAQ iMATE?