HP's new iPAQ series, the HP rw6800 Multimedia Messenger, has just been announced in Asia. Phones in this series are mini-beasts in your pocket, boasting Windows Mobile 5.0, a 2.7" 262k color QVGA (240x320 pixel resolution) screen and a 2 megapixel camera to boot.
Equipped with dual stereo speakers, you can expect some pretty neat 3D sound effects with the rw6800 from the included FM radio or MP3 player.The phone is GSM tri-band, with GPRS and EDGE capabilities.3G fans will be disappointed, but no worries - this thing has Wi-Fi capability which is a consolation.
According to See Chin-Teik, VP of Consumer Products for HP Asia-Pasific and Japan, the rw6800 series has been designed in Asia with the Asian consumer in mind, reflecting on minimalist style. This PDA phone includes 128MB flash ROM as well as 64MB for user apps. HP claims a 5.5 hour talk-time and 280 hour standby time.
This announcement gives European and USA citizens some indication that it maybe announced in their countries too soon. Let's wait and watch. Check out HP's website.
HP iPAQ rw6800 Series Specifications: