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HP Voice Messenger and Data Messenger officially unveiled

HP Voice Messenger and Data Messenger officially unveiled - read the full textTwo exciting new WinMo-devices were unveiled today by HP. Named HP iPAQ Data Messenger and HP iPAQ Voice Messenger, they both feature lengthy specs sheets and powerful CPUs. The Voice Messenger is running on the Standard edition of the Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, while the Data Messenger is getting the...

 

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These phones do not support the T-Mobile USA's 3G bands (1700/2100mhz).
Unless you use AT&T these phones fast 7.2 Mbps HSDPA 3G connectivity will be useless.

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  • 2008-10-24 21:44
  • 48wQ

I waited patiently and bought my iPAQ 910C Business Messenger last month (September) as soon as they were available in retail stores. After a few days I contacted HP because the GPS Quick Position program did not operate correctly. The 910C uses a Qualcomm chipset for its GPS but the GPS Quick Position program is a Broadcom technology (LTO-AGPS Long Term Oribits) which downloads ephemeris data that allows the GPS to receive GPS coordinates quickly without an active cellular or internet connection. When the technology works, like on the prior HP iPAQ HW6940, the GPS begins working within seconds. On its first use the GPS on the iPAQ 910C takes minutes for the GPS to work - the GPS QK Position program is broken because it does not improve this time. On October 14, 2008, less than a month after the HP iPAQ 910C is available from retail stores, HP announced this...

"SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER ADVISORY

Document ID: c01577927

Version: 1
Advisory: HP iPAQ 600 Business Navigator Series and HP iPAQ 900 Business Messenger Series - No Map or GPS Application Upgrades
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2008-10-14

Last Updated: 2008-10-14
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HP is not providing map upgrades or Global Positioning System (GPS) application upgrades for the HP iPAQ 600 Business Navigator Series and HP iPAQ 900 Business Messenger Series devices. This is due to the short life cycle of the smartphones and the changes in the fast-paced handheld and navigation market."

To say this was a short life cycle is an understatement. HP has all but announced the end of support for this phone when it has been deployed for less than two Months. Perhaps these new HP phones are intended to be replacements for the iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 series, but unless HP intends to lease them to business customers they will need to make some promises regarding product support lifespan. If HP will not support these phones for at least 18 months then their ROI just isn't worth the effort.

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  • 2008-10-24 21:32
  • 48wQ

> In reply to Mr. MARTIN @ 2008-10-21 14:33 from wYRF - click to readyou seem to miss the point... the hardware parts used in smartphones are so tiny that with today's technological capabilities- we are not able to make a small device like a smartphone be capable of having the RAM to run vista, let alone have a built in 3D accelerator to pull the visual effects of vista.

and there is UNIX based OS available for mobile phones, but like most good Open source software- it doesn't come for free.

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  • 2008-10-22 04:35
  • 2GLx

What's with the awful looking cheap chinese plastic?

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  • 2008-10-21 18:58
  • M8Tu

i like this phone, im buying it when it comes out becuase "lengthy specs sheets and some powerful CPUs."

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  • 2008-10-21 18:44
  • wYRF

lol design of Data Manager is like alien, Hardcore gamer for life! NFS Undercover a few days away! PC is best for gaming if you upgrade it right, but still bought a PS3 for the bluray and Media features!

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  • 2008-10-21 16:05
  • 3C9H

But i think ur concern is games not the fone, so doesnt matter

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  • 2008-10-21 15:40
  • wYRF



PSP doesnt answer phones !!! otherwise its pefect for a mobile phone if you ask me

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  • 2008-10-21 15:35
  • wYRF

Well if u use fones for gaming only then go n buy PSP :P

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  • 2008-10-21 15:11
  • wYRF



i had HP before but comparing it to Blackberry is

not fair cuz Blackberry has better games :)

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  • 2008-10-21 15:08
  • wYRF

no it can only install XP :D

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  • 2008-10-21 15:00
  • wYRF

WinMo-devices? wow about time winmo came in to market, if only this could install LINUX and WINDOWS VISTA id buy it

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  • 2008-10-21 14:33
  • wYRF

i like the size ;)

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  • 2008-10-21 14:30
  • wYRF

i just like the color

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  • 2008-10-21 14:29
  • wYRF

so another rival in the business sector, WinMo Vs Symbian Vs Blackberry

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  • 2008-10-21 14:27
  • 3Ce6

what`s best in this fone??

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  • 2008-10-21 14:27
  • wYRF

i would buy data messenger

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  • 2008-10-21 14:23
  • TIE7

not really good design

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  • 2008-10-21 14:16
  • TIE7

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