updated 09:10 am EDT, Wed October 25, 2006
HP xw6920 Smartphone
Relatively dormant as a smartphone developer, HP on Wednesday introduced a new iPaq phone to the US through the cellular service provider Cingular. The xw6920 series is designed as a portable office, says HP, and includes the connection options to follow suit: in its Cingular guise, all 6920 models will have support for EDGE and GPRS mobile Internet, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a GPS receiver. Two versions accompany the introduction. The xw6925 incorporates a 1.3-megapixel camera for photos and videos; the base xw6920 goes without this feature both to save costs and to be accepted in high-security offices. Both are available today directly from HP; Cingular's business unit is expected to offer models soon starting at $360 with a two-year contract.