HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian surprises us with an OLED touchscreen

24 July, 2009 | Comments (22) | Post your comment

Have you ever wanted a BlackBerry with a touchscreen and a full QWERTY? Well, if you happen to like Windows Mobile 6.5 too, then you might as well put the HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian on your wishlist - it's just what you've been after.

We posted some leaked photos and a spec sheet of the iPAQ K3 Obsidian back in May and now we've got more to show you. One thing seems to have changed - the screen, which the spec sheet had at 2.8", is now reportedly a 2.46" one based on AMOLED technology. A quick measurement of the live shots in Photoshop seems to support the 2.80 theory, given the phone measurements in the spec sheet are correct.

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HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian

The screen, as we already hinted, is a touchscreen - not all too common for bars with full QWERTYs. The resolution is only QVGA though. The rest of the specs are in line with what the competition offers - the HP iPAQ K3 runs on a 528MHz CPU with 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM.

Connectivity in the Obsidian also doesn't disappoint - there's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, a microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack and finally - built-in GPS. A microSD card slot will help with expanding the internal storage.

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HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian

The camera is the other thing that doesn't coincide with the initial data on the spec sheet. This new information puts the camera at 3.2 megapixels, but doesn't mention the LED flash. Either way, this is hardly a deal breaker.

Leaked spec sheet for the HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian
The leaked spec sheet for the HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian

The HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian should be out and about in AT&T stores starting November.

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HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian surprises us with an OLED touchscreen - reader comments

  • Ammari

For God's sake... why when you make such a great looking phone with cool specifications.. you leave some essentials that will be a show stopper!!! What I am talking about is 1)FM Radio 2)Front face camera for video calls... If those two were pres...

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  • 2009-12-05 18:11
  • nCM4
  • Alex in China

Never gonna be released in China... Sad...

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  • 2009-09-02 13:43
  • UEhj
  • tomato

for answering the 1st sentence (Have you ever wanted a BlackBerry with a touchscreen and a full QWERTY? Well, if you happen to like Windows Mobile 6.5 too...) you already have it since 2007... with samsung i780 you can do it PLUS an extra optica...

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  • 2009-07-28 09:17
  • PFy5