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Old 02-12-2006, 06:30 PM
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Default iPAQ hw6910/hw6915 Appears on HP UK Site

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF05a/21675-21679-21679-21679-297609-12343242.html' target='_blank'>http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/e...9-12343242.html</a><br /><br /></div>HP's second-generation iPAQ Mobile Messenger series has just appeared on their UK portal. Both the <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF05a/21675-21679-21679-21679-297609-12343214.html">hw6910</a> and <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF05a/21675-21679-21679-21679-297609-12343242.html">hw6915</a> have an Intel PXA270 416MHz processor, 64MB RAM, 128MB Flash ROM, a miniSD slot, a 3.0" (240 x 240, 64K-colour) square-screen TFT-LCD, Bluetooth 1.2, 802.11b Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, IrDA, integrated GPS, a 1.3-megapixel PhotoSmart camera (hw6915 only), a backlit keyboard, a 1200mAh Li-Ion battery, and Windows Mobile 5.0.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/wey-20060213-hw6900.jpg" /><br /><br />Now, we play the waiting game and watch for an official price tag and release date. On paper, the hw6900 series seems a lot more powerful than the Treo 700w, but for multiple reasons, I believe the latter will still end up being the more successful device. Your thoughts?<br /><br /><b>Update:</b> A high-resolution image of the iPAQ hw6900 series is available <a href="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/wey-hw6900-large.jpg">here</a> (courtesy of Microsoft and HP). (318KB)
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:53 PM
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GPS, EDGE, Qual-Band GPRS all in one device?? 8O This thing got even more wireless built-in than the giant Universal!!! Just how much will it cost? I won't so surprised if it's even more expensive than Universal. BTW, HTC makes this device? Right?
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:54 PM
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On paper, the hw6900 series seems a lot more powerful than the Treo 700w, but for multiple reasons, I believe the latter will still end up being the more successful device. Your thoughts?
My thoughts? That the Loox T830 will be more powerful/superior than either of them... but as per usual the herd will vote for the Treo, rather than Loox or iPAQ, because they always go for the 'name' or shiny look rather then the best specs. (See also iPOD buyers - ignoring superior battery life and format flexibility in favour of the 'Oooh its a shiny iPOD' mentality).
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:28 PM
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GPS, EDGE, Qual-Band GPRS all in one device?? 8O This thing got even more wireless built-in than the giant Universal!!!
Where's 3G? The T830 will be far better than this device.
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:18 PM
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I think sliding keyboard would have been nice. This would have helped me to get the normal 320*240 display instead of 240*240 display

Otherwise,a nice device for the normal people

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Old 02-12-2006, 08:21 PM
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I think sliding keyboard would have been nice. This would have helped me to get the normal 320*240 display instead of 240*240 display
Yup, it'd be great. The biggest problem with the T830 (and the hw691x) is the incompatble 240*240 screen. I just don't get why PPC PE manufacturers don't use 320*320 screens to be compatible with 'legacy' QVGA apps...

This may be the stumbling block for me - I don't know if I wanted to trade in my HTC Wizard for a 240*240 device, which isn't able to run 95% of the current apps.
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:32 PM
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Yup, it'd be great. The biggest problem with the T830 (and the hw691x) is the incompatble 240*240 screen. I just don't get why PPC PE manufacturers don't use 320*320 screens to be compatible with 'legacy' QVGA apps...
I have an idea... It may be Nokia that influences PPC manufacturers not to come up with anything compatible/usable, but try to force users buy 240*240 devices to learn to hate the entire WM platform

(Except for some QVGA HTC models like the Wizard - but they can't match the T830 in capabilities, not even the (VGA) Universal, which painfully lacks USB hosting, GPS, a BIG ROM and most importantly EDGE.)
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:49 PM
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I think sliding keyboard would have been nice. This would have helped me to get the normal 320*240 display instead of 240*240 display
Yup, it'd be great. The biggest problem with the T830 (and the hw691x) is the incompatble 240*240 screen. I just don't get why PPC PE manufacturers don't use 320*320 screens to be compatible with 'legacy' QVGA apps...

This may be the stumbling block for me - I don't know if I wanted to trade in my HTC Wizard for a 240*240 device, which isn't able to run 95% of the current apps.
i thought ppc doesn't support 320x320, only 240x240 and 480x480
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:54 PM
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i thought ppc doesn't support 320x320, only 240x240 and 480x480
Well, if it's not possible in any way to use 320x320 (dunno - haven't tried to 'hack'/program WM5 to work in this resolution as yet), PPC manufacturers could still just use two 40-pixel-high black stripes on the left/right screen. Or incorporate a landscape-by-default, say, 2.4-2.5" QVGA screen, in top of the keyboard.
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:02 PM
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Yea, that 240 x 240 kills it for me (though it might not be that bad). I like the idea of that Inventec PDA that has the landscape screen at 240 x 320. What do you guys think? Will it become a trend?? It's ridiculous though...they try to figure out how to save space, so they make a 240 x 240 screen, when instead they could of just taken the smaller version of the QVGA screen and flip it 90 degrees...
 
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