HP Refreshes iPAQ Lineup
Sep 5, 2007, 6:30 PM by (staff)
Hewlett Packard today announced two new Windows Mobile 6 Professional iPAQs, the 910 Business Messenger and 610 Business Navigator. Both share a number of features, including quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band WCDMA/HSDPA 7.2Mbps supporting US 3G networks, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and A-GPS. They also each have 3 Megapixel autofocus cameras and microSD slots for expanding storage. Both will be available in the fourth quarter.
- iPAQ 910: Resembles a traditional BlackBerry in form and has a full QWERTY keypad. It has a 2.46-inch touch screen and 2.5mm headphone jack.
- iPAQ 610: A bar-style PDA phone, with a unique touch sensitive scroll wheel built into the numeric keypad. Circling your thumb around the scroll wheel moves the selection around the screen. It has a 2.8-inch display, and can switch between portrait and landscape modes.
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Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
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Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
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About Time for HP
So which US carrier will get them? They all seem to be a GSM format, so maybe AT&T or TMobile?
There's no telling if the phones are actually going to be carried by AT&T though.
I don't believe i've ever seen the touch sensitive scroll wheel built into the numeric keypad before. I wonder how that might interfere with actually using the numeric pad.
I hope that these phones don't carry over the terrible battery life on all previous HP devices or the bad reception with the H63xx model.
The resolution could definately be better with that 2.8in screen it has as well.
overall the phones are feature loaded and look a lot like blackberry's