New one handed wonders debut

Hewlett-Packard and Kyocera Wireless introduced new handheld devices.

The device makers announced the latest additions to their handheld product lines one day before the official kickoff of the TechXNY trade show in New York City. Kyocera announced a new smartphone, the 7135, and, as expected, HP announced two new additions to its iPaq handheld family. TechXNY, formerly PC Expo, has become an increasingly popular venue for launching wireless and mobile products. The dominant theme of this year's show is wireless networking, and both of these new devices have wireless capabilities.

The Kyocera 7135 is a clamshell-style smartphone that features voice capabilities but can also access high-speed cellular data networks for its PDA functions, according to Kyocera Wireless spokesman Rick Goetter.

Unlike the Palm OS-based 7135, HP's new iPaqs run Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 operating system for handheld devices. HP released the $649 iPaq H3950 and the $749 iPaq H3970. Both devices began shipping this week and will be widely available in July. The new HP iPaqs also feature remote-control software from Universal Electronics. Universal announced last Tuesday its Nevo software designed to turn handheld computers into remote controls. The software, in conjunction with a more powerful consumer infrared port, can control up to 20 categories of home electronics devices.

News source: ZDNet News

View: HP, Kyocera unfold new handhelds

And on a Neowin-related note may I draw your attention to the PDA, Tablet & Mobile Devices Forum which was recently launched and may have slipped under the radar for some of you. As the mobile arena really takes off with the launch of convergant devices I'm sure this forum will continue to grow and become a place of increasing interest. (I hope ;))

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