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HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger  (Source: HP)

HP Compaq 6820s Notebook PC  (Source: HP)
HP updates its mobile lineup

HP is expanding its mobile phone and notebook lines today with the announcement of five devices: two new Smartphones and three new Compaq notebooks.

First up is the iPAQ 600 Series Business Navigator Smartphone. The device features a 520MHz Marvel PXA270 processor, 128MB/256MB RAM/ROM and a 2.8" LED-backlit QVGA display screen. When it comes to connectivity, the iPAQ 600 features quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri-band HSPDA, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and GPS navigation. HP even throws in a 3MP camera and 4x digital zoom.

The iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger features the same hardware specs as the iPAQ 600 with the exception of the display screen (2.46" QVGA LED-backlit) and the inclusion of a QWERTY keypad.

Stepping over to the notebook side of things, the first new model is the Compaq 6520S. The 6520S features a 14.1" WXGA widescreen display (standard or BrightView), support for Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors and support for up to 2GB of memory.

The five-pound notebooks can be equipped from the factory with Vista Home Basic, Vista Business, FreeDOS or RedFlag Linux.

Moving up to the 5.5-ponnd 6720S gives you the same hardware and operating system choices as the 6520S with the exception of a larger 15.4" WXGA screen.

Finally, the range-topping 6.5-pound 6820S delivers a 17" WXGA+ display and supports the full suite of Intel mobile processors. On the graphics side of things, HP includes the ATI Mobility Radeon X3150 GPU.

The 6820S supports Vista Home Basic, Vista Business and FreeDOS.

HP has not announced pricing or availibility for any of the new products, but expect them to ship within the next few weeks.

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By Joony on 9/6/2007 8:32:30 AM , Rating: 2
That HP iPAQ 600 Series Business Navigator is slick!

RE: Sweet
By Moishe on 9/6/2007 8:47:49 AM , Rating: 2
that's a very nice phone. I like the look of it compared to the other popular smartphones.

RE: Sweet
By therealnickdanger on 9/6/2007 9:19:17 AM , Rating: 2
Awesome is the word I'd use! Although, WTF CDMA? I realize that GSM is the dominant worldwide standard, but why is it so hard to get CDMA love?

RE: Sweet
By phaxmohdem on 9/6/2007 10:46:54 AM , Rating: 2
Because Sprint-Nextel makes baby Jesus cry. :)

RE: Sweet
By Bluestealth on 9/6/2007 1:43:44 PM , Rating: 2
These new smartphones are actually tempting me for the first time ever. I may have to look into purchasing one after the initial price drops!

I really like the 600
By DeepBlue1975 on 9/6/2007 8:54:02 AM , Rating: 2
Won't boast a convenient qwerty but saves space, at least width-wise, and from a feature standpoint, looks awesome, even I like the looks quite a bit. Just would like to know what the measures are, I can't find that kind of info yet.

A nice pic of the 600 here:

Back to where it started
By cheetah2k on 9/6/2007 9:06:43 AM , Rating: 2
I like the new IPAQ, it reminds me of my HP540 Jornada... Oh I was wetting my pants waiting for that little baby when i bought it in Yr 2000. Similar sleek dark metal. I love it!

New video card or typo?
By jak3676 on 9/6/2007 12:12:13 PM , Rating: 2
ATI Mobility Radeon X3150 GPU.

Is this some new rebadged GPU (like the X2300) or is it supposed to be X1350?

Old School
By LQ on 9/6/07, Rating: -1
RE: Old School
By mdogs444 on 9/6/2007 9:14:34 AM , Rating: 2
Probably. But whats wrong w/ combining several devices into one package the same size as existing phones?

Why have to go running w/ a phone in your pocket and mp3 player around your arm? Why go on a business trip and have to layout your phone, laptop, mp3 players, calendar, etc?

RE: Old School
By LQ on 9/6/07, Rating: -1
RE: Old School
By LQ on 9/6/2007 9:35:54 AM , Rating: 2
ps: i dont go on business trips. When i go out of town, i go on missions ive dubbed, "Project Disconnect".

no phones or comps, nothing but beer and good friends.

RE: Old School
By porkpie on 9/6/2007 11:24:01 AM , Rating: 3
"1) battery life.". One integrated device will use less power than separate units.

"2) cost of services". My phone costs the same amount per month, whether it has a phone, an MP3 player, and an organizer on it or not.

"3) i spend roughly 14 hours a day in a production studio". Believe it or not, other people don't. This device is aimed at someone who doesn't spend 90% of their waking life in one single spot.

"4) my laptop has a sprint global card". What do you do when you don't take your laptop with you? Oh, I never leave the studio.

RE: Old School
By Samus on 9/6/2007 12:19:23 PM , Rating: 2
Haha, I'm right there with you on this one porkpie

RE: Old School
By CU on 9/6/2007 12:21:53 PM , Rating: 2
"One integrated device will use less power than separate units."

Not when the other units are off and only say the phone is on. Your statement is only true if everything is on.

RE: Old School
By acer905 on 9/6/2007 10:58:24 AM , Rating: 2
Ahh, but there is my problem. They are all bigger than my phone. I don't care as much how thick something is, or how tall. But these all are way to wide to be used as a phone IMO. However one could always use a bluetooth headset.

As for business... one could always just use the laptop. Have your music and calendar on it. As well as video's (better on a bigger screen anyway) and get a card from a cell company and you have internet, and then use one of the different systems for making calls from the laptop. be it some voip, or even this:

And if you have a laptop with bluetooth capabilities, you are set.

Oh, plus games too

RE: Old School
By Verran on 9/6/2007 9:50:14 AM , Rating: 2
Probably not the -only- one, but definitely a minority, I'd say.

I personally don't have any desire to carry more than one "device". Women carry purses, so it's no big deal to carry multiple devices. Students are attached at the hip to their backpacks, so it's no big deal for them either. If you're some sort of traveling businessman or salesman, you might carry a laptop bag or briefcase.

I am none of these, and all I have is my pockets. Since I'm already carrying a wallet, change, and keys, I'm already short on pockets. I don't want to have to carry an Ipod, a PDA, and a phone. That's why I bought a smart phone that does all of these things in one small package. I don't need a hefty phone bill to use it either. I actually have the cheapest one Verizon offers.

As for battery life, who cares? Even with your own estimate of one day's use, isn't that enough? My phone only needs to last from 7 AM to whenever I get home at night. I can see occasionally needing more than that, but that's why you can take a wall charger or car charger with you.

RE: Old School
By Chiisuchianu on 9/6/2007 10:05:44 AM , Rating: 2
Yes you are the only one.

RE: Old School
By kextyn on 9/6/2007 10:53:07 AM , Rating: 2
I don't have a problem with phones having all these extra features. What I do have a problem with is the lack of selection of phones that are really just phones. I have a TMobile MDA and love it. But I'd like to get a second phone that's just a nice, very slim, PHONE. Motorola has a decent one and it's called the Fone. Unfortunately it's not sold in the US. I really like the Samsung T519 but it's too expensive because of all the extra features they packed into it.

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