HP has announced an alliance with T-Mobile USA to offer its innovative iPAQ hardware to T-Mobile's national GSM/GPRS wireless voice and high-speed data network, as well as the T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi Internet service.
Available exclusively from T-Mobile in the USA, but later from other operators in Europe and Asia-Pacific, the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6315 is the first handheld to provide integrated wireless voice and data capabilities over GSM/GPRS, Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) and Bluetooth.
The h6315 includes an innovative feature that automatically connects to the fastest available network and automatically switches to an alternate network if the initial connection is lost.
"Mobile professionals are demanding anytime, anywhere access to help them communicate in new and better ways," said Scott Ballantyne, vice president of business services marketing, T-Mobile USA, Inc. "The HP and T-Mobile relationship allows these customers greater connection access to what is important in their lives. Easier access to e-mail, integrated wireless connectivity, keyboard and even a camera, it's everything you could want in a device."
The HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6315 is expected to be available for purchase later this summer through HP online as well as through T-Mobile stores, authorized dealers and national retail stores. T-Mobile will be the initial and primary point of contact for activation, billing and support regardless of where the product is purchased in the USA.
Integrated quad band GSM/GPRS, WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.1, IrDA and USB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC Phone Edition. Pocket versions of Microsoft software are included (Outlook, Word, Excel and Internet Explorer for Pocket PC)
Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP 1510
Display: 3.5” (89mm) Transflective TFT color with LED backlight
Camera (on selected SKUs): VGA, 640x480 resolution
Memory 64-MB SDRAM, 64-MB Flash ROM Memory (55-MB user accessible)
Up to 20-MB iPAQ File Store (varies by SKU)
Dimensions 4.68” x 2.95” x .73” (119mm x 75mm x 18.7mm)
Weight 6.7 oz (190 g)
LED: GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth, WLAN
Phone Notification: Vibrate, Audible, Visible message on the display
Power Battery - Removable/Rechargeable 1800 mAh Lithium-lon user swappable battery
Optional extended 3600 mAh Lithium-lon battery available for purchase
AC Power - AC Input: 100~240 Vac, 50/60 Hz, AC Input current: 0.3 Aac maxOutput Voltage: 5Vdc (typical), Output Current: 2A (typical)
Expansion Integrated SD slot: SD/MMC type standard, SDIO ready
Audio Integrated microphone, receiver, speaker and one 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack, MP3 stereo (through audio jack and speaker
Estimated US pricing is US$499.99 with T-Mobile activation.