HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger Did/Didn’t Debut on Schedule

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HP promised that the iPAQ 910 would be released by the end of last month, and it (may have) delivered. This smartphone appeared on the HP website several days ago.

Update: Although HP is allowing customers to purchase this product on its website, the company doesn’t make clear whether these are pre-orders or not. Those who ordered one last week have not yet received them, and the estimated shipping date moves back daily. 

HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger

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Update 2: The iPAQ 910 is now available through Amazon.com, and this web retailer claims it has this smartphone in stock.

An Overview of the iPAQ 910

This Windows Mobile device is targeted at business users, and offers 3G, Wi-Fi, a GPS receiver, and an unusually high-capacity battery.

It was first announced last year, and was originally supposed to launch in late 2007, but its release was pushed back.

This smartphone has a tablet shape, with a keyboard below a 2.5-inch, QVGA touchscreen.

It runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional on a 416 MHz processor.

This iPAQ has 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of Flash memory, not all of which is available to the user. It also has a microSD/SDHC card slot for additional storage of files and applications.

This quad-band GSM world phone has tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)

In addition, it has a GPS receiver, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g with WPA2 security)  and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR.

The iPAQ 910 has a 1940 mAh Li-Poly battery, which should give it a more-than-average battery life.

Overall, it is 4.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, 0.6 inches thick  (64mm x 15mm x 114 mm), and 5.4 oz. (15.4 g).

Pricing and Availability

The iPAQ 910 Business Messenger is available now for $500.

It’s being sold through HP’s website as an unlocked phone, which means it can be used with any wireless wireless service provider that uses the GSM standard, including AT&T and T-Mobile. 

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