As announced earlier this year, HP finally made the Windows Mobile 5.0 ROM upgrade for the HP iPAQ hx2100, hx2400 and hx2700 series iPAQ Pocket PCs available for order without buying new hardware!
In addition to the English ROM upgrade for US customers, HP also made the Windows Mobile 5.0 ROM upgrade for French, German, Italian and Spanish customers available.
While the World Wide English and French version can be ordered from the US shop, the other local versions needs to be ordered from the local HP site.
The Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade for the iPAQ hx4700 was delayed due early 2006.
With Windows Mobile 5.0 you get the following benefits on your iPAQs:
Improved data management
- Sync faster with Microsoft Windows versions 2000 and XP
- Get faster data management and transfer of information on your PC with ActiveSync 4.0, the most current synching software
- Get more done with the new Office Mobile Suite, which provides support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Get one-click access to MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger with Pocket MSN, which features improved overall device efficiency
- View Microsoft Office documents: Microsoft Office Mobile allows Excel chart editing and PowerPoint viewing, including custom animations and slide transitions
- Read, transfer and save document changes between your iPAQ and PC files with Word Mobile's improved formatting
- Ensure that you don't lose data when devices run out of battery power with the persistent store feature
The latest in multimedia software
- Upgrade your music solution to Windows Media Player 10, which supplies improved support for transferring MP3 music, picture, and video files from your PC to iPAQ
You can buy the download of an electronic version of Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade kit for hx2000 series iPAQ now from HP for US$ 39.99 / 39,99 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne