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HP Introduces New Suite of iPAQ Handheld PCs Offering State-of-the-art Capabilities

  • 07 September, 2004 16:12

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, 7 September 2004 - Hewlett-Packard (HP) today strengthened its ability to provide customers with the latest mobile solutions with the introduction of a new suite of HP iPAQ handheld devices. The new products include the highly affordable HP iPAQ rz1710 Pocket PC, and the HP iPAQ rx3000 series of Pocket PCs, HP’s first multimedia-focused handhelds.</p>
<p>“The new line of HP iPAQs set the standard by which all other mobile devices should be judged. As the industry leader in handhelds and a company that delivers innovative entertainment products, HP has introduced a range of new iPAQs which deliver both work and leisure-time functionality at a comparatively low price,” said Julianne Bean, Market Development Manager, Handheld Devices, HP Australia.</p>
<p>Featuring an integrated SD slot, the new HP iPAQs Pocket PCs allow users the opportunity to store more information than ever before.</p>
<p>HP continues its leadership in the handheld market with the launch of the HP iPAQ rz1710 Pocket PC. This new iPAQ features 24MB user available memory, including 10MB iPAQ File Store that allows users to store data in a place that helps protect it from device resets or power loss. This competitively priced unit provides an affordable option for those users who need the portability of HP’s iPAQ but not the added costs associated with extra features.</p>
<p>The HP iPAQ rx3000 Pocket PC series (comprising of the rx3715 and the rx3417) are HP’s first multimedia focused iPAQs which leverage HP’s expertise in digital entertainment. These devices allow users to stream content from their PC to play on the iPAQ or to other audio/video-enabled components on the network for enjoyment in any room of the house.</p>
<p>The rx3715 and rx3417 also have the added feature that individuals can take and share photos, and even film their own videos and enjoy them wherever they are, with a 1.2MP digital camera concealed in the back of the unit.</p>
<p>“These devices allow users greater access to what is important in their lives. Easier access to email, an opportunity to store larger amounts of information and even a camera, it’s everything you could want in a handheld device,” said Bean.</p>
<p>Features of the HP iPAQ rz1710 include:</p>
<p>* Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC
* 203 MHz Samsung S3C2410 processor
* 2.5 inch transflective TFT display
* Up to 24MB user available memory including 10MB iPAQ File Store
* SD Slot supporting 4-bit SDIO and 4-bit SD/MMC type memory standard
* Removable/rechargeable 1000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery
* 4.48 inches x 2.75 inches x 0.53 inches
* 120 grams
* Microphone, speaker, one 3.5mm headphone jack, MP3 stereo through audio jack
* One year parts and labour warranty</p>
<p>Features of the HP iPAQ rx3715 and rx3417 include the following:</p>
<p>* Integrated WLAN 802.11b and Bluetooth
* Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software for Pocket PC
* Samsung S3C 2440 processor
* Built-in 1.2MP camera, 1280 x 960 resolution, 4 x digital zoom
* MotionJPEG record (rx 3417), MotionJPEG and MPEG1 playback (rx 3417)
* H.263 and MotionJPEG record (rx3715), H.263, MPEG4, MotionJPEG and MPEG1 playback (rx3715)
* 77MB user memory (rx 3417), 152 MB user memory (rx3715)
* Removable 920mAh Lithium-Ion battery (rx3417), removable 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion battery
* Integrated SD slot supporting SD/MMC memory cards and 4-bit SDIO cards
* USB desktop synchronisation cable (rx3417), cradle (rx3715)
* 4.5 inches x 2.8 inches x 0.64 inches
* 147.4 grams
* Integrated microphone, speaker and one 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, MP3 stereo through headphone jack
* One year parts and labour warranty</p>
<p>Pricing and availability</p>
<p>* iPAQ rz1710 retails for $499 inc GST and is available immediately
* iPAQ rx3417 will retail for $699 in GST and is available immediately
* iPAQ rx3715 will retail for $799 inc GST and is available immediately</p>
<p>For further information about the new HP iPAQ Pocket PCs, please visit www.hp.com.au/iPAQ</p>
<p>Review units are now available for the iPAQ rz1710, iPAQ rx3715 and iPAQ rx3417.</p>
<p>About HP
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2004, HP revenue totalled $US76.8 billion. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.au.</p>
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<p>Editorial contacts:
Cara Wallace
Burson-Marsteller
02 9928 1589
cara_wallace@au.bm.com</p>
<p>Hewlett-Packard
3 Richardson Place
North Ryde, Australia www.hp.com.au</p>

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