HP Makes Mobility Push
May 12, 2006
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HP introduced more than a dozen mobile computing products and services for businesses and consumers. For mobile and network service providers, the company also announced it is developing advanced mobile networking technologies designed to create a richer environment for mobile content.

HP has identified mobility as a key strategic growth area. It estimates the worldwide mobile market, including notebooks, handhelds and telecommunication and enterprise services and equipment, will grow to more than U.S. $234 billion by 2009, an increase of 42 percent over today’s market size.

New products announced by HP include: a sleek, new design for HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebooks and a new expansion base; a new business notebook line with five product series, including the company's thinnest and lightest optical drive notebook to date; new mobile email and mobile management services for enterprises that operate over multiple networks and device types; a U.S. mobile operator's installation of HP OpenCall software that will enable subscribers to receive voice and data services as they roam in the coverage area; and advanced research in the area of interactive video and social networking for mobile devices.

Advanced Plastic Molding for a Unique Notebook Finish
HP injected fresh design and personal style into the HP Pavilion dv2000 Series Entertainment Notebook PC and Compaq Presario V3000 Series Notebook PC using a new technique called HP Imprint. The notebook finish is a refined, high-gloss coating with a unique, inlaid design. It uses an advanced molding technique that is often used for cell phone casings, cosmetic packaging and luxury car interiors.

HP Imprint was developed in cooperation with Nissha Printing Co., based in Japan. HP expects to be the first company to apply this advanced molding technology to an entire notebook.

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