It looks like HP is really getting back into the smartphone game in a big way. The HP iPAQ lineup of Windows Mobile 6.0-powered handsets and handhelds are looking pretty good. HP will be launching the HP iPAQ 114, 214, and 314 as a low-end PDA, high-end PDA, and navigation unit, respectively. But, what really interests us are the two WinMo6.0 smartphones – the HP iPAQ 614 and iPAQ 914. We now have some high-quality pics of the smartphone duo to supplement those hazy crap-shots that were floating around earlier.
The HP iPAQ 914 (pictured above) will be pulling duty as the flagship of HP’s reinvigorated handset business – 2.5 inch 240×320 touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, WiFi b/g, 7.2Mbps HSDPA and Google Maps. Oh, and that spiffy, new Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional OS. Talk about a feature-packed smartphone! This little sucker will set you back about $800 USD.
The HP iPAQ 614 (pictured below) is considered the lesser of the two smartphones, but with integrated GPS, Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional, touchscreen, and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, we don’t exactly think this thing is any less of a competent smartphone than the HP iPAQ 914. Especially since it costs the same – $800 USD.
Pricing or availability is not yet known.
Welcome back to the smartphone biz, HP. We’re liking your new offerings and we’re sure they’ll do fairly well. Although, with price tags that are just a stone’s throw from a Grand, you’ll be facing some tough criticism.