Friday, July 30, 2004

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > State of the Art: A Palmtop as Wireless Omnivore

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > State of the Art: A Palmtop as Wireless Omnivore "That's why the HP's new H6315, due on Aug. 26, is a welcome breakthrough. It's a PocketPC, meaning that it auto-synchronizes your e-mail, address book and calendar with a Windows PC when placed in its charging cradle. Like other PocketPC's, it also has a built-in voice recorder, vibrating reminders and a card slot (for storage beyond the 55 megabytes of built-in memory). It even has a built-in camera that takes disappointingly washed-out 640-by-480-pixel photos.
But this iPaq's real distinction is its wirelessness. It's the first palmtop that can connect to the Internet and other gadgets in four wireless ways.
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Still, considering how many gadgets this palmtop replaces, HP has done an excellent job at keeping a lid on the complexity and size. The new iPaq is an imperfect but extremely useful option for the well-heeled, communication-addicted traveler. No laws of physics were broken in its creation, but a few were cleverly bent."
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