HP has gone public with internal changes that were announced to employees about a month ago. HP used to develop all handheld technology, including PDA s, in their emerging technology group. The responsibility for iPAQ development will now fall under the umbrella of the notebook group, headed by Alex Gruzen.
HP s merger with Compaq become official in May of this year. HP decided to phase out most of the Jornada Pocket PC line in favor of the more popular and better-equipped iPAQ s. HP has plans to release at least two new iPAQ s in the next month or so. The h5400 will feature WiFi, Bluetooth and a biometric scanner. The other will be an entry-level device, targeted near the critical $300 price point.