Hewlett Packard (HP) has unveiled the new HP iPAQ device dubbed the ‘HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger’. HP’s latest launch incorporates Internet protocol (VoIP) capabilities, push email and the latest Windows Mobile 6 operating system.
iPAQ is packed with over 20 voice commands that enables users with the ability of hands-free operation. Using a ‘voice reply’ feature, people can reply to email by dictating and sending a voice response. In addition, users can also listen to email and text messages, navigate through phone and calendar tasks and speak to start applications.
What’s more, the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger has built-in Wi-Fi to offer a VoIP alternative to traditional office phone setups. The smartphone also includes GSM/EDGE and Bluetooth wireless technology connectivity options.
“Busy professionals are constantly flooded with email and looking for ways to quickly and easily manage it and move on with their day,” said Dave Rothschild, vice president, Handheld Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Our HP iPAQ Voice Messenger smartphone gives mobile users an easy way to manage all types of communications and stay focused on their business.”
Based on the new Windows Mobile 6 platform, the HP iPAQ 500 series provides business professionals with Outlook Mobile, making it possible for customers to view emails in their original HTML format.
“Windows Mobile 6 delivers advanced communications, increased productivity and integrated mobile business performance all within the familiar Microsoft software experience,” said Todd Warren, corporate vice president, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. “We’re pleased to work with HP to offer a device that will help businesses thrive by enabling people to access important data wherever they are.”
The HP iPAQ Voice Messenger is the first iPAQ device to offer the over-the-air device management capabilities. With these capabilities, businesses can remotely manage and support the HP iPAQ devices’ performance, security and access to applications, data and networks.
Furthermore, on-the-go professionals can enjoy digital entertainment features such as listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and capturing and sharing photos wirelessly.
The HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger is slated to hit the shelves this spring in the United States direct from HP and select authorized dealers. International pricing and availability for the HP iPAQ 500 series will differ.