HP has put-up official product pages for the hw6500 Mobile Messenger on their UK web site — iPaqChoice.com.
The hw6500 is the worst kept secret in the iPAQ family with a literal tsunami of information preceeding the offical roll-out of the product.
HP’s UK pages state that the hw6500 should come to market in May / June and the price is TBD.
Here’s what HP has to tell us right now:
With integrated high-speed wireless technologies, such as support for Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (EDGE) and GSM/GPRS networks, GPS navigation and multiple messaging capabilities, the HP iPAQ hw6500 series Mobile Messenger keeps you connected on the go.
EDGE technology makes it simpler to be as productive on the road as you are at your desk by providing real-time access to critical business systems and applications. GPRS technology gives you broad access to Internet-based content and data services worldwide.
With the HP iPAQ hw6500 series Mobile Messenger, you can view attachments such as spreadsheets, graphic presentations and text documents quickly on the GPRS/EDGE wireless network without sacrificing your ability to use familiar applications.
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE technologies provide broad high-speed connectivity while you are on the go.
- EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) technology makes it simpler for you to be as productive when you are on the go as you are in your home or office.
- GPRS technology offers broad access to Internet-based content and data services world-wide.
- GSM technology delivers high quality mobile voice and data services (such as Short Messaging Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) with roaming capabilities around the world.
- Exchange 2003 ? Synchronizes your Outlook inbox, calendar, contacts, and tasks so you can remotely check your appointments and other important information.
- Sleek, cool design that?s small enough to fit in almost any pocket or purse.
- Built-in keyboard lets you easily compose email, notes, text, and instant messages.
- Integrated GPS receiver in the iPAQ and GPS Navigation application powered by TomTom gives you driving directions at your fingertips to get you where you need to go.
- Integrated Bluetooth? wireless technology for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices.
- Get FREE Software with your HP iPAQ Pocket PC from http://www.ipaqchoice.com/ (iPAQ Choice is working with the top software publishers to get the best choice of software ready for this release).
- Built-in HP Photosmart camera allows you to take a quick picture and share it by sending it wirelessly from your handheld to any email address. (1.3MP, 1280 x 1024 resolution). (For certain versions only)
- Integrated Secure Digital (SDIO) and Mini-SD slots for greater storage and expansion capabilities.
- Removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for continuous power.
- Features HP ProtectTools secured by CREDANT technologies security software for user authentication by PIN or password, industry-standard data encryption and fail-safe actions that occur automatically if the device is lost or stolen.
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software ? Phone Edition.
- Processor: Intel PXA270 Processor 312 MHz
- Display: 3.0? transflective TFT 64K color display provides larger image size and higher-quality viewing than phone displays. (240 x 240 with touch screen)
- Memory: 128 MB total memory (64 MB ROM and 64 MB SDRAM)