HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Communicator announced

Feb 12 2007 - 02:26 AM ET | 3GSM, Smartphone

hp ipaq 5003GSM World Congress -- The HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger is the first of what is expected to be a number of Windows Mobile 6 smartphones to be announced at 3GSM. The small (for an iPAQ) device looks more like a phone than past smartphones from HP.

Features of the HP iPAQ 500 include:

  • Quad band GSM plus EDGE
  • WiFi (802.11b/g) with support for VoIP
  • Bluetooth
  • 64MB user available memory plus microSD memory card slot
  • 176×220 pixel screen
  • Extensive voice support for hands free use
  • 107mm x 48.6mm x 16.3mm
  • Talk time of 6.5 hours

The iPAQ 500 Voice Messenger will be available this Spring in the US. International availability will follow shortly. Pricing for the device was not announced.