HP has begun shipping the iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld to retailers, which means this traditional handheld should go on sale any day now.
This news — which comes from Mike Hockey, Hewlett-Packard’s Worldwide Public Relations Manager — apparently means the end a long delay in the release of this model, which was originally scheduled to launch last fall.
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The suggested price for this Windows Mobile device is $450; whether any retailers will offer discounts is not yet known.
HP is taking orders for the iPAQ 210 now on its web site, but the shipping date isn’t for another two days.
Those looking for a replacement for the iPAQ hx4700 or Dell Axim X51v should be interested the iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld.
The centerpiece of this model will be a 4-inch, VGA (640 by 480 pixel) touchscreen.
It will run Windows Mobile 6 Classic on a 624 MHz processor. This operating system is essentially the same as Windows Mobile 6 Professional but without the phone features that are unnecessary in this device.
This iPAQ will have 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM, as well as SD and CompactFlash card slots. These will be for additional storage as well as plug-in accessories.
The 210 will also sport Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth, as well as a 2200 mAh battery.
Overall, this model will be 3.0 inches tall, 5.0 inches wide, and 0.63 inches thick. It will weigh 6.8 oz.