HP Unveils Smartphone with Wireless Email Capabilities
Feb 14, 2007
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HP introduced the latest HP iPAQ device, a smartphone that delivers a wireless email experience for business customers through voice control and hands-free operation. The HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger features voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) capabilities, “push” email and the latest Windows(R) Mobile 6 operating system. With up to 6 hours of continuous talk time on a fully charged battery. As the first in HP’s new smartphone lineup, the phone helps mobile professionals stay connected.

More than 20 voice commands available on the Smartphone offer customers hands-free operation. Using a “voice reply” feature, people can reply to email by dictating and sending a voice response, without the need for any typing. Users also can listen to email and text messages, navigate through phone and calendar tasks and speak to start applications.

Additionally, the voice messenger has built-in Wi-Fi to provide business customers a VoIP alternative to traditional office phone setups. By integrating the voice messenger with office phone systems, businesses can eliminate the need for desk phones and benefit from streamlined communications and reduced IT management. The smartphone also includes GSM/EDGE and Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology connectivity options.

Based on the new Windows Mobile 6 platform, the series provides business professionals with an enhanced Outlook Mobile experience, allowing customers to view emails in their original HTML format and access to contacts with the ability to search a call history and contacts database.

The voice messenger is the first iPAQ device to offer the over-the-air device management capabilities that HP acquired with its purchase of Bitfone Corp. With these capabilities, businesses can remotely manage and support the HP iPAQ devices’ performance, security and access to applications, data and networks. For example, IT managers can remotely erase data on lost or misplaced devices, configure and repair units, and provide updates and security applications.

Additionally, there are digital entertainment features such as listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and capturing and sharing photos wirelessly.

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