HP Introduces Jornada 928 Wireless Digital Assistant

HP Introduces Jornada 928 Wireless Digital Assistant

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Hewlett-Packard Company on Thursday has introduced a new HP Jornada mobile-services solution comprising the company’s first full-colour GSM/GPRS-enabled Wireless Digital Assistant (WDA).

The HP Jornada 928 WDA seamlessly integrates the functionalities of a full-colour Pocket PC with those of a GSM/GPRS-enabled phone – giving mobile professionals the freedom to manage voice, data and personal information from a single device while enjoying connectivity to the Internet and e-mails.

Ultra-slim and lightweight, the HP Jornada 928 WDA features an intelligent dual-screen design that lets users access phone and Pocket PC functions independently of one another. The main 16-bit colour reflective TFT screen delivers excellent indoor and outdoor viewing and provides access to all PDA applications and features. Meanwhile, a second, blue-backlit liquid crystal display (LCD), which remains visible when the protective cover is closed, lets users easily view phone functions and make and receive calls without having to power-up the full Pocket PC unit – thus saving time and minimising battery consumption.

Inside, the HP Jornada 928 WDA is the first Pocket PC to adopt the OMAP™710 integrated GSM/GPRS modem and application processor from Texas Instruments. The OMAP™710 brings high performance at low battery consumption for a host of applications such as mixed multimedia messaging, Internet audio downloads and video playbacks. The tightly integrated architecture, with three processors on the same chip, contributes to the device’s slim form factor, leaving plenty of room for an integrated CompactFlash Type 1 extended slot enabling superior expandability.

In addition, the new HP Jornada has integrated MicroChaiVM software, a voice-activated dialing application, and a unique dual-battery system for extended autonomy. This dual-battery system comprises one integrated and one removable/ rechargeable lithium-polymer battery for extended autonomy – an estimated 3 hours talk time or 12 hours PDA usage and 120 hours standby time.

The HP Jornada 928 WDA is based on the latest Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition Software, providing a robust and familiar environment for a host of applications for the mobile professional. The product has been intelligently designed inside and out to deliver seamlessly integrated voice, data and personal information management in a single sleek device. Key highlights of this GSM/GPRS-enabled wireless digital assistant include the following:

Features and Specifications

Texas Instruments OMAP™ 710 processor
64 MB RAM
32 MB Flash ROM
EGSM/GPRS 900/1800 MHz wireless voice and data communication with class B GPRS multi-slot class 8 support
Voice-activated dialing application and built-in speakerphone
Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition software
Integrated CompactFlash Type 1 extended slot for enhanced expandability
Entertainment features including MP3 player and games
HP MicroChaiVM 2.0 with MIDP allowing Java-based services to be delivered over today’s wireless networks
16-bit, full-color TFT display with touch-screen
Phone/Caller ID display (backlit monochrome LCD)
Removable and rechargeable Li-Polymer battery pack giving up to 180 minutes talk time
Stereo headset
USB port
Infrared port
External charging and notification LED
Slim and lightweight: 137 x 77.8 x 16.7 mm and weighing 194 grams

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