Earlier today I already reported HP had silently launched a bunch of new iPAQ handhelds and now I found out they have just officially announced them. Four models equipped with Windows Mobile 5.0 were launched: HP iPAQ rx1950 ($299), hx2190 ($349), hx2490 ($399) and the hx2790 ($499).
Stylish and affordable, the HP iPAQ rx1950 combines integrated wireless technologies, music, photo and digital video capabilities with a sleek design. The upgraded HP iPAQ hx2000 series includes the powerful HP iPAQ hx2790 with a biometric fingerprint sensor, the HP iPAQ hx2490 and the HP iPAQ hx2190 that deliver strong data and device security to help ensure sensitive information is protected.
The PDA's new Windows Mobile 5.0 OS has persistent storage features to help 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 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;
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 hx2000 series Pocket PCs deliver device and data protection while providing optimal combinations of performance, connectivity and expandability. Key features include:
Strong security: including a biometric fingerprint reader for user authentication for the HP iPAQ hx2790; and HP ProtectTools, secured by CREDANT Technologies, on all models for access control and data encryption;
Powerful processors and up to 144 MB of user available memory;
Integrated Wi-Fi for the hx2490 and hx2790 series enables connection at the office, home or Wi-Fi hotspots ;
Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology for cable-free connections to other Bluetooth-enabled devices;
Dual expansion slots (Compact Flash Type II and Secure Digital) for superior flexibility in storage and functionality.