If this were 2007, we’d be all about HP’s triumphant launch of their latest “WinMo” smartphone. But, seeing as how it’s almost 2010 and Windows Phones are losing market- and mind-share to iPhone and Android hardware, it’s hard to get excited about HP’s new business-class iPAQ Glisten for AT&T. Still, it’s good to see HP finding it’s way back to the smartphone segment.
HP has announced their iPAQ Glisten as the AT&T production version of the HP K3/Obsidian that we’ve spied in the past. The smartphone sports a 2.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen (QVGA), 3G data, WiFi, GPS and a 3.1-megapixel camera – all powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. It’s good to see HP’s aging iPAQ brand coming back to market with high-tech features like the AMOLED display and integrated GPS receiver. OLED displays make for some serious color-rich pictures and videos while consuming less power than traditional LCD displays, which is a win-win in our book. Check out our Samsung Behold II hands-on video (in HD) to see for yourself how bright and crisp an AMOLED display can be.
The HP iPAQ Glisten is aimed at the enterprise segment, and will only be available on the AT&T website. Price comes in at $179.99 when purchased with a new 2-year contract.
Learn more about the HP iPAQ Glisten here.
The rest of us will just keep on going about our daily lives, caring not for the iPAQ Glisten.