HP iPAQ Data Messenger and iPAQ Voice Messenger unveiled
We haven’t been hearing much from HP recently, but apparently, the company’s been working very quietly on two new iPAQs, which have just been unveiled as the HP iPAQ Data Messenger and HP iPAQ Voice Messenger. One of these devices features a touchscreen display, while the other has a QWERTY keyboard fitted into an alphanumeric keypad. But what other goodies does each new iPAQ hold? Read on to find out.
The first iPAQ we’re going to be discussing is the new HP iPAQ Data Messenger. It’s the one pictured on the left, and has a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, with LED backlight and 320 x 240 pixels. What’s not seen at first glance is its built-in slide-out alphanumeric QWERTY keyboard, and it runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
The HP iPAQ Data Messenger also has GPS (It comes with a 30 Day Trial for Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Google Maps for Mobile), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 3G/HSDPA and a 3 megapixel camera with LED flash. Desktop syncing is done via its microUSB port and it’s powered by a removable and rechargeable 1140 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. Memory is taken care of with 128 MB SDRAM for applications, 256 MB flash ROM, and a microSD card slot.
On the other hand, the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger only has a 2.4-inch non-touchscreen display, and yet retains most, if not all of the exact same features on the HP iPAQ Data Messenger. It also has a 3 megapixel camera with LED flash, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, HSDPA data, support for microSD cards and even a QWERTY keyboard (with two characters per key on its 20-key alphanumeric keypad). It also runs on Windows Mobile 6.1.
The HP iPAQ Voice Messenger will be available by mid-November for about $570 USD while the HP iPAQ Data Messenger will come on the end of November for about $680 USD.