iPAQ Mobile Messenger pre-announced by HP

Although details are sketchy right now, HP has announced that it will release the iPAQ Mobile Messenger later this year (You’ll find the announcement under "HP iPAQ Mobile Messenger – a global communication tool" in the press release). It will offer integrated wireless voice, high-speed EDGE data networking (average speeds of 100 kbps to 130 kbps) and versatile GPS navigation technologies as well as a built-in keyboard. It definitely sounds like the complaints that followed the h6300 will be addressed with the Mobile Messenger.

HP plans to offer users a multitude of choices when it comes to accessing email and business data on the go while using an iPAQ. As part of this strategy, HP will offer Good Technology’s GoodLink software which will allow wireless access to email, calendar and contact information through the Microsoft Outlook and Exchange environments.

HP has also announced plans to release new iPAQs throughout the year. They will be offering different wireless options as well as come in different designs and sizes.

2005 is shaping to be an interesting year.

Update: Marc at iPAQabilities.com got some additional information that the new iPAQ will be called the hw6500.

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