Don’t judge a book by its cover. Although it is small, the HP Veer gives you an advanced browser for a fantastic web experience. This tiny smartphone runs on webOS 2, with support for Adobe Flash, and packs a tiny screen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The HP Veer has an 800MHz processor, a 2.57-inch display, an 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and HP Touchstone support. [Palm]
Hewlett-Packard is back with their new smartphone namely the iPAQ K3 — codenamed “Obsidian”, which is scheduled for November 30 retail availability on AT&T. This new handset is equipped Windows Mobile 6.5 OS, a 2.8-inch QVGA display, a 2MP camera, a full QWERTY keyboard, a 256MB of RAM, a 512MB ROM, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, WiFi and supports triband HSDPA as well as quadband EDGE connectivity. Sadly, there’s no word on pricing yet. More
If you want to buy a new smartphone, you can choose the latest HP iPAQ DataMessenger or VoiceMessenger smartphone. Priced at €499, the DataMessenger comes with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2.8-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, quad-band GSM, aGPS, a 3.1MP camera and microSD card expansion.
The VoiceMessenger features a 2.4-inch display, a keyboard that looks like a SureType keyboard. The VoiceMessenger should be going for €399 on November 5th, 2008. Both handsets will be available via Vodafone in the Netherlands. [wmpoweruser]
HP’s iPAQ 600 Business Navigator comes equipped with integrated GPS, a 2.8-inch touch screen, 128MB of RAM, 256MB of ROM, 3MP autofocus shooter, WiFi, and Windows Mobile 6 Professional. This handset is powered by 520MHz Marvell PXA270 processor. Meanwhile, the iPAQ 900 series features a standard QWERTY keypad, and a 2.46-inch display. Both cellphones will be released before the year’s out.
HP is about to upgrade their mobile series with Windows Mobile 6 operating system. The iPAQ VoiceMessenger 514 has been the first member of this new generation, which will also include integrated GPS functionality. The other series will be configured in the following way:
- 100 Series: The substitute of old the rz1710. Entry range PDA with no phone but at for a very low price
- 200 Series: PDA/PND (autonomous GPS) hybrids, replacing the range iPAQ rx57/59
- 300 Series: equipped with a VGA screen (replacing ancestral the iPAQ hx4700)
- 500 Series: medium range smartphones
- 600 Series: 3G PDA phones equipped with keyboard and integrated GPS.
- 900 Series: The successor of the HP iPAQ hw6915. Specially designed for business users.
The first devices from the new HP line-up will be released at the end of the year.
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PhoneArena has a comprehensive review of the HP iPAQ 500. As a reminder, the gadget features a 220 x 176 TFT display, 200-MHz OMAP850 processor, 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, Bluetooth connectivity, and a microSD card slot. Watch the video review after the jump. Here is the verdict.
The HP iPAQ is a well-packed smartphone with pocket size and pleasant design that isn’t a fashion-attraction, but also isn’t ugly. We like that it has WM6 instead of 5, and built-in WiFi and powerful battery, but don’t encourage using displays with small resolution, as smaller amount of applications are available this way. If you don’t plan on loading lots of 3rd party apps and can live with those available in the 176×220 resolution, this one is an excellent choice. But if you require QVGA resolution, look at the VOX which will offer similar functionality, better display and QWERTY, but at higher price tag and bigger size.