HP (NYSE:HPQ) today expanded the award-winning HP iPAQ Pocket PC product line to offer customers a full range of handheld computing options. New models include the HP iPAQ h2210, the smallest dual slot pocket PC; the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1940, a slim, value-priced pocket PC; and the HP iPAQ h5150 and h5550, which include a 128-MB RAM power machine.
HP iPAQ Pocket PCs, the No. 1 selling Pocket PC family worldwide, include common features such as a brilliant and vivid transflective display, a secure digital input/output (SDIO) expansion slot allowing for additional storage and capability, removable batteries, mobile printing software, and the company's exclusive iPAQ Image Viewer for viewing images and creating slide shows.
Integrated Bluetooth(tm) wireless capability is offered across the entire iPAQ Pocket PC family announced today, allowing connectivity to Bluetooth notebook PCs, printers and accessories, as well as access to remote data when combined with a Bluetooth enabled phone.Bluetooth enables users to effortlessly synchronize and share data through their own personal area networks.
Mobile printing software shipping with the new models allows customers to take advantage of the integrated Bluetooth capability to wirelessly print e-mail attachments, documents or photos conveniently from the Pocket PC to a Bluetooth enabled HP printer.
The HP iPAQ Pocket PC's innovative screen technology continues in the new models. The transflective liquid crystal display combines the rich color saturation and high contrast of a backlit TFT display, while remaining viewable outdoors in bright sunlight. All of these models are powered by Microsoft Windows(r) Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC.
"By creating feature-rich handhelds for every need and every budget, HP continues to drive industry-leading innovation with industry-leading value," said Ted Clark, vice president handhelds, mobile computing group, HP Personal Systems Group. "The combination of wireless connectivity and expandability across the HP iPAQ Pocket PC product line empowers our customers to be more productive at home, at work or on the go."
HP iPAQ h2210 -- the Smallest Dual Slot Pocket PC Available
Designed for the mobile professional, the HP iPAQ h2210 is the smallest Pocket PC on the market to include dual slot expansion (Compact Flash Type II and Secure Digital). This offers customers the ability to increase data storage, play more music and view more photos while extending the capability of the device based on the card that best fits their needs.
The h2210's small, sleek design includes integrated Bluetooth wireless capability, enabling wireless synchronization and data sharing through a personal area network.
Also included in the h2210 is the Nevo universal remote control software, allowing users to control all their home and office audio and video equipment with a single device.
The device comes with 64 MB of RAM (56 MB of main memory) and the 400-MHz Intel(r) X-Scale PXA255 applications processor for accelerated multimedia and security. A slipcase and desktop cradle with an extra battery slot for charging is included with the device, and a variety of optional accessories are available including extra styli, a spare lithium-ion battery, auto adapter and a variety of cases. Its estimated street price is $399.
Slim and Affordable HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1940
The iPAQ Pocket PC h1940 offers consumers and mobile professionals integrated expansion and wireless connectivity at a low estimated price of $299.
Building on the success of the h1910, the h1940 has a similar slim and sleek design and includes a dazzling color display, SDIO and integrated Bluetooth wireless capability. The h1940 weighs a mere 4.37 ounces and easily slips into a shirt pocket or purse.
The SDIO expansion slot allows customers to do even more with the iPAQ Pocket PC by adding not only memory cards but also wireless cards, digital cameras and other features in the future.
The h1940 includes 64 MB of RAM (56 MB of main memory) and the Samsung S3C2410 processor (266-MHz processor). A synchronization cable is included with the device, and a variety of optional accessories are available including a USB cradle with an extra battery slot for charging, extra styli, a spare lithium-ion battery, auto adapter and a variety of cases. Street price varies by country. Estimated U.S. pricing for the h1940 is $299.
Versatile and Expandable HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5150 and h5550
The HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5150 and h5550 offer small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers a powerful and expandable option for their handheld computing needs.
Building on the success of the h5450 model introduced in 2002, the h5150 and h5550 offer a stable platform that allows customers to get more from their iPAQ Pocket PC by adding expansion packs with additional capabilities. Both models include a removable slim battery (1250mAh) and integrated Bluetooth capability.
The h5550 is the first Pocket PC to include an unparalleled 128 MB of RAM as well as integrated biometrics security and wireless LAN network access (802.11b). This model also includes up to 17 MB of iPAQ File Store (non-volatile flash storage). Its estimated street price is $649.
Through wireless LAN networks, the h5550 and h5150 allow access to information when connected to a corporate network or wireless "hotspot," making it an ideal component of any mobile business solution. (The h5150 requires the addition of a wireless LAN card for wireless access.) When combined with a Bluetooth enabled phone, this allows access to remote data while waiting for a flight, meeting with customers or sitting in a hotel.
A thermal biometric fingerprint reader on the h5550 helps to ensure that critical data is protected from unauthorized access by authenticating the owner's unique fingerprint, which can then be combined with a personal identification number, password or both.
The h5150 allows additional expansion and, like the other models announced today, incorporates Bluetooth wireless technology so customers can exchange and print documents and photos without the need for a cable or specific print drivers. Users can also choose to add an SDIO wireless LAN card or the HP PC Card Expansion Pack Plus and a wireless LAN card to connect to high-speed wireless LAN networks. This model includes 64 MB of RAM and up to 4 MB of iPAQ File Store. Its estimated street price is $549.
The h5150 and 5550 also incorporate a wide range of applications such as the iPAQ Backup utility and iPAQ Task Manager. These models feature a 400-MHz Intel X-Scale PXA255 processor for accelerated multimedia and security. A desktop cradle and holster case is included with the device, and a variety of optional accessories are available including slim and extended removable batteries, extra styli, auto adapter and a variety of cases.
To further expand the capabilities of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, various solutions and tools are available at the HP iPAQ Pocket PC Solutions Catalog Web site: