HP releasing Wi-Fi and GPS capable HW6900 PDA series

By Justin Mann on
HP is getting ready to bring the next in their line of iPaqs with the beefy looking HW6900 series. Starting in the Spring in eastern countries and Summer in the United States and Canada, HP's new PDA uses Intel's PXA270 XScale processor and runs Windows Mobile 5.0, and is the first HP PDA to support MS Direct Push. More interesting, all versions in this series will support Wi-Fi along with GPS reception, making them potentially useful as navigational tools or road companions.

However, where the FS Pocket Loox T series offers 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and 3G connectivity, the hw6900 series has 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2 and GSM/GPRS. That said, it's a quad-band radio and it has EDGE support. The HP PDA phones also boast bigger, 3in displays, but a less capacious, 1200mAh battery.
Some versions in the series will also tout digital cameras, but I suspect that feature is probably just a throw-in. Depending on the size, from the photo, it looks quite nice. HP's biggest competitor with this model will be Fujitsu, who have already released a rival product.

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