HP preps secret iPhone rival
Everyone loves a parade
Only more consumer-y
Hewlett-Packard plans on keeping up with the Joneses by releasing a smartphone marketed to consumers within the next two months.
At least, according to Wall Street Journal, which cites unnamed sources briefed on HP's latest foray into the increasingly crowded smartphone market.
The new device will fall into the HP iPAQ line that has been punting Windows Mobile Smartphones for business use for the last year or so.
Details on the consumer mobile are nearly nil aside from it having a touchscreen, keypad, and running Windows Mobile 6.1, according to the WSJ. The phone will likely hit European retail stores by the end of 2008 and be released worldwide soon thereafter.
Why Oh Why
Hardware sounds good but why oh why did HP ruin it by installing Windows Mobile??? Surely Embeded Xp would have been a better option, Hp may have needed to upgrade the processor but then it might, just might be a decent competitor to the IPhone
Erm, nothing to do with iPhone
It's not an iPhone rival. It doesn't have a particularly similar feature-set, and is just another WM device. It's not secret, because you're reporting it.
A better headline might have been "HP prepares new Windows Mobile device".
Parse the article, and...
Windows Mobile + iPhone Rival = DOES NOT COMPUTE.