Following our yesterday's news of HP's new line of iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 devices, DigiTimes today confirmed our information - more or less.
According to DigiTimes, Hewlett-Packard is expected to launch new iPAQ-series handhelds, including PDAs, PNDs and 3G GPS PDAs, in the fourth quarter of 2007. HP has stepped up its contacts with Taiwan-based makers for different segments, with the sources indicating that Quanta Computer, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) are likely to land new orders from HP.
HP may establish long-term contracts with certain suppliers for products designated for particular segments, stated the sources, noting that HP is to cooperate with Verizon to launch CDMA-enabled PDA phones in the US and focus on low-cost PDAs and PNDs in the China market.
Cheers ~ Arne