HP iPaq 1930, 1940, 2200, 5500 Update

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The new HP iPaq devices will apparently be released starting at the end of this month and continuing into next month.  And yes, this will be a virtual march of iPaq’s coming out of the release gate.  HP has done a pretty good job of placing a fog over exactly what device numbers will be released, but for the moment it looks like the break down is the following:

iPaq 1900 Series releases:  1930, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1945 (release date approx. July 7)

iPaq 2200 Series releases: 2215 (release date approx June 16, picture below)

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iPaq 5000 Series releases: 5555 (release date approx June 30)

That counts out to seven new devices, with the 1900 series ballooning in it’s offering after the warm reception to the iPaq 1910.  Processor speeds, wireless capabilities, memory capacity and software configurations will differentiate each of these new 1900 devices, although it’s not exactly clear which model gets what configuration.  HP’s aim is to give consumers options, provide pricing flexibility based on feature sets — and to utterly confuse consumers!  One thing we do know is that the  iPaq h1945 Pocket PC will go for $299 and includes integrated Bluetooth and a 14MB iPaq file store.  The release date on the iPaq 1945 is set for July 7.

Amazon is offering the iPaq 1945, 2215 and 5555 devices for pre-purchase.  The 1945 is marked at $299, the 2215 at $399 and 5555 at $599.  Amazon has images up for the iPaq 2215 and release dates for all three.  Below are a couple of images Amazon has of the 2215, and an amusing typo that tells us the iPaq 2215 will have a ship weight of 8.0 lbs, apparently it will be similar in weight to a bowling ball.

 

We not only have the hardware aspect of these new devices to look forward to, but it is also highly likely that all of them will be loaded with the new Pocket PC 2003 OS.  The release date for PPC 2003 is supposed to be the end of June, although the release date on the iPaq 2215 is supposed to be before that date, so we’ll keep you posted on that.  PPC 2003 will offer performance gains via the utilization of the Intel XScale processor common in many of todays new devices, new IE features such as support of animated GIFs and better support of DHTML and JavaScript, Windows Media Player 9 and much improved wireless management.  Below are a couple of, not very revealing, but all the same real screen shots of the upcoming PPC 2003 OS.

Jawbreaker on the Pocket PC 2003 Platform

 

Certificate Managment on PPC 2003

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