HP Announces PDA With Seamless GPRS / Wi-Fi Roaming
Jul 26, 2004, 8:50 AM by (staff)
HP today unveiled a new line of iPAQ handheld devices. The lineup includes the h6315, the company's first handheld with built-in mobile phone capabilities. The h6315 is also one of the first devices to include three types of radios: GSM/GPRS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The unit will be available for T-Mobile USA, and includes special software that allows the device to automatically use the faster Wi-Fi data connection when in range of a T-Mobile HotSpot, and automatically fall back to T-Mobile's GPRS network at other times. The h6315 will be available from T-Mobile later this summer.
corporate said:I'm betting you're reasoning is dead on. Some of t...
I'm wondering what battery life on this device will be like, if the underpowered OMAP CPU will help give it something closer to a phone's battery life..
Starr06 said:Not that I care much...I'll take this baby over a Treo any day.
I hope palmOne is taking notes for their next line of Treos...
wow, who cares
Guess what they did... they used HIGH SPEED INTERNET EVERYWHERE... when they had a bad signal they reverted back to CDPD seamlessly!
That sounds a whole lot better than going from the HotSpot (limited locations) to GPRS (slow as hell all over).
But this is still a great step forward for T-Mobile. T-Mobile's HotSpot is pretty popular as Wi-Fi services go, and seamless integration with GPRS is a huge deal ...