When HP first announced the iPAQ rx5915 last week, the company would only say this handheld was “Coming Soon.” Now, though, a report has surfaced that indicates this device may be shipping before the end of this month.
DigiTimes, a news site based in Taiwan, is reporting being told by un-named sources that HTC will begin delivering this GPS-enabled handheld to HP by the end of October.
This Pocket PC is listed on HP’s web site, but the company is not yet taking orders for it.
More About the iPAQ rx5915
The iPAQ rx5915 isn’t being dubbed as a PDA, but rather a Travel Companion as it will have a built-in SiRFstar III GSC3F GPS chip and come bundled with mapping software.
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This device will be more than just a guidance system, though. It will have built-in 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth so users can stay connected on the go. It will run the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC operating system so people can do all the things they would normally do with a handheld.
A feature that is sure to please many potential buyers will be the rx5915’s two gigabytes of internal storage.
However, some would have preferred a VGA screen, but this device instead will have a 3.5-inch, QVGA one.
An SD slot, 400 MHz processor, and a 1700 mAh swappable battery round out the rx5915’s specifications.
This Pocket PC will cost $600.
Thanks to Pocket PC Thoughts for the tip.