HP unveiled new mobility products as the company kicked off a worldwide mobility initiative for 2005.
HP unveiled the most powerful and extensive lineup of business notebooks in its history, expanded its mobile portfolio for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), announced its intent to deliver a new generation of smart devices, and partnered with Nokia to bring mobile forms processing to the enterprise market.
Manufactured to withstand the trials of business travel, the HP business notebook lineup offers innovative features such as the HP Mobile Data Protection System, which helps reduce the risk of data corruption by helping to protect the hard drive from the shock and vibration experienced through regular, everyday use. In-mold laminate - the result of a cutting-edge technique in mobile computing manufacturing - creates a scuff- and scratch-resistant notebook, while the HP Panel Protection System helps prevent the display from scuffing and scratching while shut.
The HP Compaq 9600, 8200, 6200, 6100 and 4200 business notebook series offer customers a depth of products and accessories not currently seen in the industry. Taking advantage of this market opening, this extensive portfolio helps the company in its aim to reclaim the No. 1 notebook market share position in the world.
HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger - a global communication tool
To strengthen its leadership in the fast-growing smart device market, HP will continue to evolve the HP iPAQ product line and build on the success of the award-winning iPAQ 6300 series smart device. The new devices will incorporate several different types of wireless technologies and be offered in a variety of designs and sizes as they roll out through the year.
The first of these new products, HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger, integrates wireless voice, high-speed EDGE data networking and versatile GPS navigation technologies to meet global business and personal communication needs. With a built-in keyboard to easily compose email, notes, text and instant messages and data delivery rates up to four times faster than dial-up, the new iPAQ will allow users to quickly stay connected to vital business information. A technology demonstration of the iPAQ Mobile Messenger is planned at the 3GSM World Congress later this month.
HP's worldwide mail and messaging strategy addresses the need of mobile professionals to access email and business data seamlessly and securely. HP plans to offer users a multitude of choices when it comes to accessing email and business data on the go while using an iPAQ.
Customers in a Microsoft Exchange 2003 environment can take advantage of a solution that goes far beyond basic text-based email messaging to allow full synchronization to their inbox, calendar, contacts and more. SMBs that don't deploy Exchange can use the new HP Hosted Microsoft Exchange Email Solution to get the same connectivity.
In addition, HP plans to include Good Technology's GoodLink software on future iPAQ releases, including the new Mobile Messenger device. The combination of HP iPAQ devices and GoodLink software delivers wireless access to corporate email, calendar, contacts and other information(1) managed through Microsoft Outlook and Exchange environments. This iPAQ and GoodLink combination allows for a true "push" email solution, full synchronization of Outlook and robust device management and security.
In addition, HP announced an update to its HP Mobile Printing for Pocket PC software. The latest version of this simple, easy-to-use software enables wireless printing from a handheld PC to a variety of HP printers and non-HP printers. This mobile printing solution is available for download at no charge at http://www.hp.com/go/pocketpcprint.