The next device in the parade of Windows Mobile 6 phones is the HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger. We’ll note its release, and we’ll take a brief look at more mobile offerings, including mobile YouTube, and some freebies.
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger
The biggest news surrounding HP’s new device, which we noted in an earlier column, is that it’s the first time they’ve offered a Smartphone rather than a Pocket PC Phone Edition. Oops. That’s the old terminology. The 510 is properly referred to as Windows Mobile Standard (as opposed to the Windows Mobile Professional, which is the new appellation for the Windows Mobile Phone Edition). And of course, a main difference between the two is that the Smartphone/Windows Mobile Standard device doesn’t have a touch screen.
According to PDA Street , various stores recently began selling this device, but there was no major announcement. They speculate that no carrier signed up to offer the device. It’s being sold as an unlocked GSM phone with a $320 price tag.
The candy-bar-style device with numeric keypad is smaller than HP’s 6900 series with a 240 x 320-pixel display. It has EDGE but no 3G data capability, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking. And it includes a 1.3 mega pixel camera. Laptop magazine has a thorough review.
Despite the quiet launch, it’s great to see yet another Windows Mobile 6 device on the market — among the many that will be appearing in the coming weeks.
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In other mobile news, Microsoft recently launched a new version of its Mobile MSN portal, which has been completely redesigned and reengineered. Point your browser at mobile.msn.com for one-stop access to e-mail, news, sports, entertainment, local movie listings, maps and directions, as well as Windows Live services such as Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Spaces, and Live Search.
Pocket PC Thoughts notes their confusion regarding why Microsoft is still developing Mobile MSN given that this mobile portal is being replaced by Live Mobile , which we’ve covered a number of times.
In addition, Yahoo recently launched Yahoo Go 2.0 in the U.S. and also a beta version in 12 ...