Latest iPAQ Pocket PC Phone Now Available from Cingular

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Cingular Wireless has just begun offering two models from the iPAQ hw6900 series of Pocket PC phones, making it the first carrier in the United States to do so.

iPAQ hw6900The iPAQ hw6920 and hw6925 use a tablet shape with a built-in QWERTY keyboard, a form-factor that’s become very popular.

Currently, these HP devices are only available though Cingular’s B2B channel, which includes its business web site. It is not known at this point when they will be offered to the general public.

Cingular’s site only says that customers should call for pricing, but this carrier said in the past that the best price for the hw6920/5 will be $360 with a 2-year contract and qualifying voice and data plans.

More About the iPAQ hw6900 Series

Both the iPAQ hw6920 and hw6925 are Pocket PC phones, which means they offer all the functionality of a regular Pocket PC, plus they include cellular-wireless capabilities.

They offer multiple wireless options: GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

In addition, they have a built-in GPS receiver and support Cingular’s new real-time navigation service, TeleNav.

In most ways these two models are identical. However one of them — the hw6925 — has a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, while the other one does not.

Beyond Cingular

Although Cingular is the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer a device from HP’s hw6900 series, it’s not the only place in this country to find it.

Various retailers have been offering models from this series for some time, albeit at a higher price than Cingular is asking. These are "unlocked," which means they can be used with virtually any GSM carrier.

A list of stores offering iPAQ hw6900 series models can be found on this web page.





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