HP iPAQ 110 and 210 Models Delayed Until Next Year

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Many enthusiasts and potential customers have been waiting eagerly for the release of the new iPAQ 110 and 210 handhelds since their announcement last month. Despite promising at that time that the devices would be shipping soon, HP’s official site now reflects availability slated for next year.

Increasing Confusion

When the new iPAQ line was unveiled to the public on September 5, no formal release date was provided by HP, but unofficial reports cited October 22 as the most likely date for unit sales to begin. Some retailers such as CompUSA also listed the devices in their flyers.

Since then, however, reports became increasingly vague, with an HP pre-order page listing a ship date continually two days in the future, and customer service reps saying that they had no idea when the devices would be released.

Bad News from HP

Within the last few days, individuals in the Brighthand forums and elsewhere have noticed that parts of HP’s web site have been updated to list the 110 and 210 as "Coming in 2008" on their product pages. This coincides with reports that HP is canceling pre-orders made with its online store.

iPAQ 210
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No further official word has come from HP as to exactly when these devices will hit the street, nor the reason for the confused release and long delay.

More About These iPAQs

Both these traditional handhelds will run Windows Mobile 6 Classic on a 624 MHz processor, and have a tablet shape. They will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld will offer a 4-inch, VGA touchscreen and both SD and CompactFlash card slots.

The iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld.will have a slim design with a QVGA screen. It will have a single SD card slot.

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Via jkOnTheRun, Engadget, & Brighthand forum members



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