Fall is one of the biggest times of the year for new handheld releases, and the details on this year’s new models are starting to leak out.
The Spanish-language site Todo Pocket PC has the first details on what is supposed to be a new Pocket PC from HP, the iPAQ rx1950.
This device will be among the first to run Windows Mobile 5.0.
It will have a 300 MHz Samsung processor, 32 MB of RAM and 64 MB of ROM, with 36 MB of this ROM available to the user for storage. An SD/SDIO slot will be available for holding additional applications and files.
The rx1950 will reportedly include a 3.5-inch QVGA screen capable of displaying 65,000 colors.
This iPAQ will definitely have Wi-Fi (802.11b), but, surprisingly, there was no mention of Bluetooth.
Harking Back to a Classic
By naming this device the rx1950, HP is inviting comparison to the h1900 series, often considered some of the best looking iPAQs ever made.
Unfortunately, Todo Pocket PC was not leaked a picture of the upcoming device, so there’s no way to know if its appearance will live up to its namesake.
It is not known when the iPAQ rx1950, if it’s real, will be released, but it’s likely to be before the holiday shopping season.
The price is also unavailable, but — given its specifications — it will probably be around $300.
Technically, there will be two models in this series, the rx1950 and rx1955, but these will almost certainly be identical, aside from the sales channel they are being sold in: business or consumer.
Buying a new device like this is the only option lots of mid-range iPAQ users have to move up to Windows Mobile 5.0, as HP is not offering operating system upgrades for many of its recent models.
Thanks to Pocket PC Thoughts for the tip.