Who told you, that the Jornada 928 WDA will never be released after the merger with Compaq? As I've written some days ago, the WDA will be definitely launched in some markets and thanks to the new HP, I got a WDA for reviewing on PPCW.Net.
So please give me some days to play with it and find out all functionalities as it differentiates from the O2 xda, even if both devices comes around with Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition.
But with its Fonix' speech recognition (which works pretty good as I can say so far) and the second LCD display on the top of the device (the LCD display is an indication for me, that HP is also building calculators ;-); the handling of the HP Jornada is different as you get more options and features.
And also the used Texas Instruments OMAP 710 processor differentiates from other Pocket PCs.
Also you have three options to make phone calls with the WDA: via a headset, via the handheld or via the built-in speaker phone (the pictures below are not me but from HP ;-).
Stay tuned for my review!
UPDATE: I already wanted to publish my review of the HP Jornada 928 WDA here, so sorry for the delay. The problem is that the device I got was a pretty early sample which needs to be exchanged cause I have some serious problems with the GSM/GPRS radio stack. I already know this problem from the early O2 xda samples and a review with the device I have currently here would be pretty useless for you. I hope to get the exchange device this week from HP - thanks for your patience! :-(
Cheers ~ Arne