you know OKWAP? No? Me neither - not really. We have read about OKWAP's
prototypes earlier this year but haven't heard about it furthermore. Now rumors
are floating through the net that
HP's recently unveiled iPAQs are on the earlier unveiled OKWAP prototypes
and if you compare the following pictures, it seems to be true.
First of all, let us start with the iPAQ 600 which sports a kind of "virtual
scroll wheel" and I've found something adequate at
iTech News Net:
As you can see above, the design and keyboard layout looks quite identical
but even more important, the OKWAP S868 features this kind of virtual scroll
wheel as well.
The second device, the iPAQ 900 seems to be the OKWAP K871 which was
announced earlier this year as well. And if I take the image and feature-set
from Chinese website
3mt.com.cn (auto translated) and compare it with the iPAQ 900 rendering we
have, it seems to confirm this rumor as well:
While OKWAP is completely unknown, other sources indicates, that these
devices are manufactured by Inventec - better, not to say well known in the
mobile device space.
Cheers ~ Arne