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Monday, September 26, 2005

IPAQ rx1955 Information

Excerpts from Hewlett Packard press release:

HP today expanded its mobile offerings, including new and enhanced HP iPAQ Pocket PCs and a mobile printer, to make it easier than ever before for active professionals to stay connected and be more productive while on the go.

The introductions include the all new HP iPAQ rx1950 series Pocket PC, an enhanced HP iPAQ hx2000 series Pocket PC, the new HP Deskjet 460 mobile printer and upgrades to Microsoft Windows Mobile™ 5.0 for select HP iPAQ models.

The new HP iPAQ handhelds are equipped with the latest Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and deliver enhanced mobile communication, entertainment and productivity through simpler navigation and access to data. Stylish and affordable, the HP iPAQ rx1950 combines integrated wireless(1) technologies, music, photo and digital video capabilities with a sleek design....

The Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system on the new HP iPAQ rx1950 and HP iPAQ hx2000 series makes it even easier to manage essential business and personal information to the fullest.

The software's persistent storage feature helps prevent the loss of data, settings and installed applications even if the battery is removed or drained. Windows Media Player 10 makes multimedia handling a snap since users can sync high-quality music, video and photos from a Windows PC to an HP iPAQ.(3) The integrated Personal Information Manager software boosts the efficiency of calendar, contacts, tasks and email features to further improve the customer's mobile experience....

The HP iPAQ rx1950 with integrated wireless(1) enables customers to stay connected and get more done. Key features include:

  • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b), enabling high-speed wireless access to the Internet, email, music and more(1);

  • Up to 33 MB of user-available memory;

  • Secure Digital slot for greater storage and expansion;

  • Removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery for continuous power;

  • Compact and lightweight at 4.4 ounces.


The HP iPAQ rx1950 series...[is] now available for the following estimated U.S. street prices(8):

HP iPAQ rx1950: $299...

(1) A standard WLAN infrastructure, Wi-Fi infrastructure, other Bluetooth-enabled devices, separately purchased equipment, and a service contract with a wireless airtime provider may be required for applicable wireless communication. Wireless Internet use requires a separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Not all web content available....

(3) Intended for your original content and other lawful uses....

(8) Actual prices may vary.


From Engadget:

As noted previously, it looks a lot like the h4150 and, in fact, the two are bordering on identical....Notably, it’ll have WiFi but no Bluetooth. The biggest differentiator here is the price which, at $300, is quite a bit less than its predecessor went for back in its heyday.

But not everyone is impressed:

Pathetic devices. Anyone who would order an iPAQ over the Dell Axim X51 line would have to be nuts! I remember DavesiPAQ slamming the X51v release a week ago. I guess he wil have a lot of crow to eat now.

Unless HP has some Ace up their sleeve they are working on (and can release sometime before next Spring), they are going to have a hard time selling any PDAs except at the retail stores where naive customers can't see what Dell has to offer.

Glad I didn't listen to DavesiPAQ. I'll be very happy with my new X51v that arrives this Thursday!

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