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Old 10-03-2005, 10:00 PM
Ekkie Tepsupornchai
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Default HP Rumor of the Day: iPaq hx4700 To Be Discontinued?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF10a/21675-21679-21679-21679-297609-8115561.html' target='_blank'>http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/e...09-8115561.html</a><br /><br /></div>Actually, for the UK, this is not a rumor but fact. Someone over at Brighthand noted that the iPaq hx4700 is no longer for sale through HP's online site for the UK (see attached photo).<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/ekkie_hp_discontinued.jpg" /> <br /><br />The US however, still show the product for sale (as seen <a href="http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product.asp?sku=2549736&jumpid=re_R2515_store/smProdCat/Handheld%20PCs/HP%20iPAQ%20hx4700%20Pocket%20PC%20series">here</a>). Perhaps this is only region-specific or perhaps it's just a matter of selling out remaining inventory before the hx4700 is officially discontinued here in the US as well?
 
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Old 10-03-2005, 10:10 PM
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I would not be surprised. It's just not sexy! The Dell X50V is so superior, cheaper and a better looking device.
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Old 10-03-2005, 10:22 PM
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Very interesting turn of events...

I remember a debate here in the PPCT forums related to the delay of the WM5 upgrade on the 4700 series and a question of it this delay would signal a non-upgrade or a discontinuation.

This would really be a slap to the face of HP owners in my mind. There were more than one 4700 sold with the implied promise of an upgrade. If they do discontinue it here in the US I can't see how HP is going to be able to save face in light of all of the HTC devices flooding the market and Dell's upgraded device (x51) and the upgrade shipping for the x50.
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Old 10-03-2005, 10:47 PM
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My advice to HP is Discontinuing 4700 as soon as possible and putting a VGA screen in H4150 and releasing it before Christmas.
 
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:10 PM
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This is CR*&amp;!. I spent almost $700 on a device that is discontiued a year latter. Even when the specs on that devies are still very competive. If HP does not offer WM5 for the 4700 I will not buy another thing from them. I have owned almost every Ipaq and Aero before that.
 
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:31 PM
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This is pretty sad...
I personally find the 4700 very sleek and sexy and like it much better than Dell's product line. And even though this isn't the trend with most people here, I welcomed the larger screen on this iPaq and wish more OEMs would do the same. Even the touch pad I found more functional in the way I use PDAs than the D-pad. Tis a sad moment.. I suspect HP will announce that the 4700 willnot be able to be upgraded.. If this is the case..I will neverbe able to trust HP with any more of my business again.. From PDAs, to Printers, to cameras, to laptops.
 
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:15 AM
Ekkie Tepsupornchai
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Originally Posted by IpaqMan2
This is pretty sad...
I personally find the 4700 very sleek and sexy and like it much better than Dell's product line. And even though this isn't the trend with most people here, I welcomed the larger screen on this iPaq and wish more OEMs would do the same. Even the touch pad I found more functional in the way I use PDAs than the D-pad.
I'm actually a very happy 4700 owner myself. I absolutely love the screen and I love that I can slip this into my pocket quite easily due to the slim form factor. My only complaint comes with the memory leaks of this device.
 
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:37 AM
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It seems HP may have gotten the message - Very few people want a brick as a PDA or phone.... Size matters in more than one area!
 
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:43 AM
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It seems HP may have gotten the message - Very few people want a brick as a PDA or phone.... Size matters in more than one area!
I agree - and I have always felt that the lack of a proper D pad and the fitting of a track pad was a baaaddd mistake! I'm not at all surprised that this ugly brick of a beast is on the ropes! HP - you are loosing your way with mediocre devices - get a grip!
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:08 AM
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Why all the doom and gloom? I certainly do not know what they are doing, but discontinuing is not a big deal. My guess is they are releasing the 4755 which is the same thing, but more FlashROM and WM5. As such they discontinue the 4700.

Considering how much effort they are putting into a WM5 upgrade, I think thats a good possibility.
 
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