The rumors about HP’s return to smartphone/PDA market has been flying around the net for a few months already.Now Swedish portal Mobil.Se has got the goods on a full iPaq line-up that HP plans to introduce later this year.
While I do not speak Swedish myself, thank’s to some good friends and software I was able to figure out some the details about new HP iPaq’s.
HP iPaq 914 is the most advanced model equipped with 2.46″ 240×320 px touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g, Google maps and support for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data transfers. Expected unsubsidized retail price for HP iPaq 914 is 5500 SEK (that’s about 800 US$) and it will be available in November.
HP iPaq 614 is a Windows mobile smartphone with a touchscreen interface, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, Google Maps and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support. iPaq 614 will cost the same 5500 SEK (800US$) and will be launched in October.
HP iPaq 314 is a first stand alone navigation device from HP, with HP’s own custom software. It has 4.3″ 800×480 px resolution display, can play media files and sync with Outlook and mobile phone contacts via Bluetooth. iPaq 314 comes with West European maps preinstalled.
HP iPaq 214 is a handheld computer with 4″ VGA resolution (480×640 px) display, 120×76.6×16 mm dimensions and 187 weight. It does not have phone functions, but comes with built-in Wi-Fi which can be used for IP telephony. Expected HP iPaq 214 price is 3800 SEK (500 US$) and it will start shipping in October.
HP iPaq 114 is even simpler handheld PC with 3.5″ 320×240 px display, 64 Mb of RAM and Bluetooth. The price for iPaq 114 will be around 3000 SEK (430 US$) and it will start shipping in October.
2007 09 06 Update:Â The new HP iPAQ line-up has been officially announced today. Official specs and pictures for new iPAQ’s can be found here:
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