On HP’s UK site, the soon to be released iPAQ hx2750 is now showing up. It’s another blunder in HP’s latest batch of iPAQs, surely toting a massive price tag and features like a biometric scanner, dual wireless and 256MB RAM, mixed in with a standard QVGA display.
Now it is early, so some of the specs could be accidently wrong, in fact this page on HP’s site refers to a CF expansion modem, but the hx2750 doesn’t have a CF slot. From the rendering though, it sure looks like the basic 3.5″ 240 x 320 display Windows Mobile devices have come to rely on.
It’s just baffling that HP loads up the hx2750 with RAM, dual wireless, biometric scanner and the latest Intel processor, but then tosses in such a weak display. Buyers of the hx4705 series were desperately hoping for a PDA that combined the large VGA display with more memory and a trim body. Well, not this time. HP did add a new two year warranty though, which hopefully is an emerging trend in the industry.
A price and release date is not immediately known, but expect before the Holidays and expensive.
Model: iPaq hx2750
Description: Optimal combination of performance, expandability and secure wireless capability to meet any business demand. Featuring the Intel PXA270 624 MHz high-performance processor and offering 256 MB total memory (128 MB ROM and 128 MB SDRAM) – up to 214 MB user available memory including 93 MB iPAQ File Store. Integrated Biometric fingerprint reader protects key business data by allowing unique fingerprint authentication (or a combination of a PIN and/or fingerprint) to the device. Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) enables high-speed wireless access to the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data solutions at the office, from home or at Wi-Fi hotspots. Bluetooth-enabled for simplified data synchronisation, file sharing and printing between personal devices and peripherals.
*Release date is an estimate only
Operating System: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Processor: Intel PXA270 624 MHz
Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11b), Bluetooth, Serial IR
Memory: 128 MB ROM, 128 MB SDRAM; Up to 214 MB user available memory that includes 93 MB iPAQ File Store
Expansion Slot: Secure Digital
Audio Out: Speaker and 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack, MP3 stereo (through headphone jack)
Audio In: Integrated microphone
Display: Transflective TFT QVGA, 64K color (65,536 colors) 16-bit
Viewable Image: 3.5″
Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
Input Device: Biometric scanner
Handwriting Recognition: Yes
Digital Camera: No
Other Hardware: USB desktop synchronization cradle
Warranty: Two-year parts and labor in most regions