Cingular Wireless announced today that it is now offering two new versions of a cellular-wireless iPAQ from HP.
One of these, the h6325, includes a built-in VGA camera, but Cingular is offering through its business channels a second model, the h6320, that lacks the camera.
These iPAQs cost $580 when purchased with a service plan. More information is available on the HP web site.
An Overview of the iPAQ h6300 Series
The iPAQ h6325 is already available in Canada. Also, other h6300 series models are available around the world, including the h6315 from T-Mobile in the U.S.
These iPAQs offer built-in GSM/GPRS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. They have an innovative feature that automatically connects to the fastest available network and automatically switches to an alternate network if the initial connection is lost.
These handhelds are heavily focused on communication. A number of compromises have been made in order to reach this goal. For example, they use a 200 MHz TI OMAP 1510 processor. HP felt that a faster processor wasn’t necessary to handle these devices’ communications chores, and the lower speed means their 1800 mAh batteries lasts a long time between charges.
This series is primarily focused on wirelessly accessing web sites and email, but it is also able to make voice calls. To make this easier, it comes with a wired earbud headset.
These models run the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC. They have 64 MB of RAM, of which 55 MB is user accessible. Some of its ROM is available to the user for additional storage.
They include an SDIO-capable SD/MMC slot for storing even more files and applications.
The size of their 240-by-320-pixel (QVGA) display is 3.5 inches. Because they don’t use Windows Mobile SE, the screen can’t be rotated to landscape mode without third-party software.
The h6320 and h6325 are Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/GPRS devices, meaning they can be used in the U.S., Europe, and almost every other country.
These Pocket PCs are 4.7 inches high, 3.0 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick (11.9 x 7.5 x 1.9 cm), not counting the antenna. They weighs 6.7 ounces (190 g).