From MSMobiles.com – iPaq Mobile Messenger h6500 compared to Orange SPV C500 – I really like the look of the HP device, it has a square touch screen, qwerty keyboard, and is a phone device.

Some highlights from the msmobiles report:

  • this phone is coming to the market in April 2005 and it will cost around 700 Euro or in other words "the same as current HP iPaq phone h6300"
  • the built-in GPS is compatible with NMEA standards and accessible under serial port for regular Pocket PC software
  • confirmed: this phone indeed has 200x200 pixel screen
  • when out of GPS range this phone is switching to triangulation when cell IDs of 3 cells in cellular network are used to calculate position
  • HP forbids its employees to reveal technical specifications of this phone yet, but we have got confirmation that it will be faster than HP iPAQ h6300; we have been told that detailed specifications of this phone will be released in April 2005
  • no built-in Wi-Fi but SDIO compatibe SD card slot
  • 2 card slods: SD SDIO and mini-SD
  • it will be sold in 2 versions: with built-in camera and without built-in camera ; this phone is targeting enterprise market therefore version without camera will be provided

Sounds pretty cool, looks pretty cool – I think I want one…

– Mike