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HP combines cell phones and PDAs

HP combines cell phones and PDAs

HP is combining a cell phone and a PDA for the first time in its new smartphone called Jornada 928. The device has 64 MB RAM, 32 MB ROM, an expansion slot for CompactFlash cards and a TFT display which can display 65,536 colors.

HP specifies the maximum talk time as 180 minutes, although the built-in speakerphone can also be used for communication. A small display on the display flap shows in advance who is calling. An MP3 player and games provide entertainment, and video streaming is also possible. The Jornada 928 connects to the Internet via GPRS, with a maximum bandwidth of 53.6 kilobits per second in the download. A USB and an infrared interface allow communication with other devices such as other smartphones or the PC. The new version of Microsoft's Pocket PC, called Pocket PC Phone Edition, is used as the operating system. The dimensions are still quite compact at 137 x 77.8 x 16.7 millimeters with a weight of 189 grams. The price of the HP Jornada 928, which will be launched this summer, is not yet known.