HP Silver Smartphone. Does HP Ever Launch on Time?

Posted by Chris Leckness on Oct 02, 2008

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Way back to the HP iPAQ 6500 series Pocket PC Phone, there has been a history of slow, super slow, launches. Mobilitysite in part evolved from iPaqHQ and one of the reasons we moved forward, away from iPAQ was their apparent lack of commitment to Pocket PC and Smartphones. They even said they were getting out of the game, but never did. Their launches have been way off target though. The iPAQ 6900 series was about 6 months late to the game when it hit AT&T. It would have been a hit had it made it into users hands around the time the review units were handed out. This was all about the time that HTC started hitting home runs every time that came up.

Last night, an “in the Wild” post over at Engadget shows an HP Branded Smartphone called “Silver”.

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Head over to Engadget for a couple more snapshots of this HP iPAQ Smartphone. I hope it’s not a cheap feeling as the 510 was.

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Chris Leckness is a Microsoft MVP, Mobile Devices and a member of the exclusive focus group, Mobius. Chris has been a big time supporter/user of Windows Mobile since the Dell Axim days when it was Pocket PC 2002. Chris loves Zune, but also owns 3 iPhones too. His personal blog is chris.leckness.com.

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  • Pony99CA

    Some HP phones never even shipped. Remember the rumored 5650 (I think), which was supposed to be the phone version of the 5450? The 5450 (and 5550) even had inactive SIM slots in them! They also had something very few non-phone Pocket PCs had — vibration.

    I don’t believe any stand-alone iPAQs since then have had vibration. Too bad — it’s not just useful for phone calls.

    Steve

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