Hewlett Packard said today they were launching a new HP iPAQ handheld known as the HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger. Set to debut in the late spring, pricing and availability in world markets will depend upon specific wireless carriers.
The HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger, said HP, makes use of â€œpushâ€ email functionality from Microsoft to receive email wirelessly and runs off of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. The range of features on the hw6900 will include four integrated radios which allow users to access quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular signals, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth wireless technology, compatibility with Skype Mobile software for VoIP voice calls, an integrated keyboard, built in GPS receiver and navigation applications and a 1.3 megapixel camera for capturing photos and videos.
“With the powerful HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger, busy professionals no longer need to sacrifice connectivity when away from their desks,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Computing, HP, in a statement. “With the handheld’s wireless email, voice and fast data access, our customers can get more done and be more mobile with fewer devices.”