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Email, Internet and telephone delivered simultaneously via HP’s pocket PC - an Australian first

  • 07 February, 2005 14:03

<p>Sydney, Australia, 7 February, 2005 – Mobile enthusiasts can now connect simultaneously to multiple communications functions with the debut of HP’s iPAQ h6365, a three-way wireless, fully integrated pocket PC - the first of its kind in Australia.</p>
<p>Users tap into the one centralised HP iPAQ h6365 offering all of the capabilities of a personal organiser and mobile telephone via an enhanced three-way wireless network.</p>
<p>“The HP iPAQ h6365 is the ultimate wireless communicator,” said Rebekah O’Flaherty, Vice President and General Manager, Imaging &amp; Printing Group, HP South Pacific. “It allows the user to make phone calls, surf the internet, access email and take photographs from anywhere in the world, at the same time, and using the fastest wireless voice and data networks available.”</p>
<p>“This mobile solution extends beyond today’s basic text-based e-mail messaging, giving consumers full synchronisation with their inbox, calendar and contacts,” said O’Flaherty. “We have achieved our goal of combining convenience and ease-of-use with on-the-go connectivity into a single device.”</p>
<p>The h6365 is designed to work with various frequencies and carriers available in multiple countries to give customers wireless coverage where they want it and at the speed they need.</p>
<p>With this device, consumers can take advantage of the integrated Bluetooth capability to synchronise and share data, access the Internet, send e-mails and exchange business cards or other documents with the convenience of one device. Bluetooth wireless technology also allows users to wirelessly print e-mail attachments, documents or photos conveniently from the Pocket PC to a Bluetooth enabled HP printer.</p>
<p>The h6365 offers three-way wireless capabilities – GSM/GPRS, wireless LAN network access (802.11b) and Bluetooth™ wireless technology. GSM allows users to make and receive international phone calls with high-quality wireless voice connectivity. While making a GSM voice call users can simultaneously use Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) to send and receive e-mails, utilising all three wireless technologies.</p>
<p>The innovative features of the h6365 enable users to automatically connect to the fastest network available and has the ability to switch to an alternate network if the initial connection is lost. While on a GSM voice call, customers can be notified of an incoming e-mail or vice versa.</p>
<p>With integrated WLAN, users can stay connected while in a wireless LAN-enabled office or home or at public wireless LAN (WLAN) hotspots such as coffee shops, hotels and airports.</p>
<p>Additionally, with models containing an integrated VGA camera (640x480 resolution) moments can be captured quickly and shared wirelessly with friends and family. HP Image Capture software takes the digital photographs while HP Image Zone for Pocket PC allows users to easily view and edit the images and create slide shows. Transferring those images from the iPAQ to a personal computer is made simple with HP Image Transfer.</p>
<p>Key Features of the h6365
• Runs on Microsoft Windows® Mobile 2003 Phone Edition.
• The Microsoft Exchange 2003 environment enables users to, access their inbox, calendar and contacts.
• Make and receive international calls, send receive SMS using GSM and simultaneously use Wi-Fi to send and receive emails.
• The h6300’s larger, bright screen increases productivity and enhances the user experience.
• A removable, snap-on keyboard makes it easy to compose e-mails, notes and instant messages.
• An integrated SD slot offers users the ability to increase data storage, play more music and view more photos.
• HP iPAQ File Store - a non-volatile flash storage location on the device that protects critical information from being erased as a result of a full battery drain or device hard reset. The h6300 offers up to 20 MB of storage.
• The HP iPAQ Backup application - helps protect data with selective and scheduled data backup, battery monitoring, password protection, and compression of the backup file.</p>
<p>Note to the Editor- Product Specifications
Technical Specifications:
• Microsoft Windows® Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC – Phone Edition.
• Texas Instruments OMAP processor.
• 64 MB SDRAM (55 MB user accessible).
• 3.5” Transflective TFT color display with LED backlight.
• Dimensions of 119mm x 75mm x .18.7mm.
• Weight of 190 g.
• Removable, rechargeable 1800-mAh lithium-ion user swappable battery.
• Virtual private network (VPN) software and wired equivalent privacy (WEP) provide enhanced security for wireless connections when accessing information remotely via WWAN or WLAN, respectively.
• Advanced level of security for wireless communication with support for WEP, LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol) and 802.1x.</p>
<p>The iPAQ h6365 is available at retail outlets and www.hp.com.au. Estimated pricing is from $1,299, inclusive of GST.</p>
<p>Review units are now available.</p>
<p>About HP
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2004, HP revenue totalled $US79.9 billion. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.au.</p>
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Editorial contacts:
Jacqueline Ibrahim
Hewlett-Packard
03 9275 3480
Jacqueline.ibrahim@hp.com</p>
<p>Melissa Grove
Burson-Marsteller for HP
02 9928 1519
melissa_grove@au.bm.com</p>
<p>Matthew Manners
Burson-Marsteller for HP
02 9928 1586
matthew_manners@au.bm.com</p>
<p>Hewlett-Packard
3 Richardson Place
North Ryde, Australia www.hp.com.au</p>
<p>Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company under license. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as expected; that development and performance of these products and services may not proceed as planned; and other risks that are described from time to time in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2004, and other Securities and Exchange Commission reports, filed after the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2003. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.</p>

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