As expected, HP today announced the addition of two new models — the h4155 and the h4355 — to its popular iPAQ line of Pocket PCs. However, the h4155 will not be available for shipment to customers until October 31, while the h4355 will not make its way into customers’ hands until mid-November.
Internally, the two models are quite similar, both offering integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Network capability. However, their outer appearances are quite different. The h4355 has a built-in small keyboard and weighs 6.5 ounces, while the h4155 lacks a keyboard but weighs only 4.4 ounces. The h4155 is actually close in size to HP’s popular h1900 series, while the h4355 is somewhat larger, as it needs room for its keyboard.
Both models run Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PCs on a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, and have 64MB of RAM. They include an SD slot, 3.5″ color screen, and a removable battery. The battery in the h4135 is 1000 mAh, while the battery in the h4355 is 1560 mAh.
The h4155 and h4355 are expected to list at $450 and $500, respectively.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
These models use technology from Texas Instruments which allows them to simultaneously use both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. There is no interference, despite the fact that both methods of wireless networking make use of the 2.4GHz band.