It has been known for some time that HP plans to release the iPAQ hx2000 series this fall. However, until now, the details of some of the models in this series have been quite sketchy.
Much more information is now available about these upcoming handhelds because PDAgold.com was leaked the full specifications on all three models in the hx2000 series.
All of these will have a great deal in common. They will all run Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and have 240-by-320-pixel (QVGA) displays.
The hx2000 series models will have both a CompactFlash Type II and an SD/MMC/SDIO slot.
They will be 4.7 inches tall, 3.0 inches wide, and 0.6 inches thick (119 mm by 76.6 mm by 16.3 mm). They will weigh 5.8 ounces (164 g).
These models are sized in such a way that they will be able to use some of the same accessories as other recent iPAQs, like cradles and a clip-on keyboard HP will release soon.
All of them will come with a translucent plastic flipcover.
HP iPAQ hx2750
The flagship of the series is going to be the hx2750. This will be the only one of these devices to include biometric security in the form of a fingerprint scanner like the one on the iPAQ h5550.
Supposedly, the hx2750 will include 128 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM. Much of this ROM space will go towards a 93 MB iPAQ File Store. It will use an XScale processor running at 624 MHz.
It will reportedly offer both Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth 1.2.
The hx2750 will be bundled with a cradle and a swappable 1440 mAh rechargeable battery.
HP iPAQ hx2410
The hx2410 will reportedly be a scaled back version of the hx2750.
It will run a slower XScale processor (520 MHz), and have less memory. The hx2410 will have 64 MB of RAM and 64 MB of ROM, of which 31 MB will be available as an iPAQ File Store.
This Pocket PC will also have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 1.2.
Unlike the hx2750, this one won’t come with a cradle, but it will have the same 1440 mAh battery.
HP iPAQ hx2110
It will have only a 312 MHz processor, though it will have the same amount of RAM and ROM as the hx2410.
This model will sport Bluetooth 1.2, but not Wi-Fi.
It also won’t come with a cradle, and its swappable battery will be just 920 mAh.
All three models in this series have just today received approval from the Bluetooth Qualification Program. This is a necessary step order for them to carry the Bluetooth seal.
Details on the program’s web site show that this device will use Bluetooth 1.2, the latest version of this standard. This is a good thing, as version 1.2 was designed to reduce interference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, both of which two of the hx2000 series models have.
However, the most important thing about this news is it confirms that all three of these models really exist, and aren’t just rumors.
Price and Availability
Unfortunately, PDAgold.com‘s source did not reveal what any of these iPAQs will cost. However, a previous rumor said the hx2750 will be $550.
All three are expected to debut in November.