HP Introduces Mobile Products, Solutions to Transform Daily Life and Business at CeBIT 2001
HANOVER, Germany, CeBIT 2001, March 21, 2001
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced an array of offerings to meet the needs of mobile consumers and provide enterprises with new tools to easily access and manage information.
The announcements highlight HP's vision for mobility, which is based on the collective ability of appliances, wired and wireless, to work together using an Internet infrastructure to deliver personalized services, wherever a user may be. Offerings include: HP Jornada Pocket PCs for price-savvy consumers; an innovative accessory that allows an HP Jornada Pocket PC to perform like a simple, point-and-shoot digital camera; scanners with improved speed and image quality; and other accessories that enable wireless communication between devices that support the Bluetooth standard.
At the HP booth, with the theme "Invent-Transform Life," the company is highlighting how present and future Internet technologies will affect how people live and work.
" HP's unique strength lies in making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals whether they are at home, in the office or on the go," said Carly Fiorina, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our focus is on products that are useful, simple and convenient, and today's announcements are excellent examples of how we help people be inventive in business and in life."
- The entry-level HP Jornada 525 color Pocket PC delivers full functionality at an affordable price for on-the-go users. Featuring a stylish, lightweight design, it provides easy and convenient access to
e-mail, calendars, contacts and a full suite of Microsoft® Pocket PC applications.
- An easy-to-use digital camera accessory that converts any HP Jornada Pocket PC into a simple point-and-shoot digital camera. The product provides users a fast and easy way to capture, manage and exchange images -- from digital zoom to close-ups -- while retaining the pocket size mobility of the HP Jornada Pocket PC. It uses a CompactFlash slot and the display of the Pocket PC can be used for preview and post-view of photos.
- The HP Jornada 710 handheld PC(1) combines the functionality and convenience of a keyboard with a data-rich user environment based on familiar Microsoft software, while giving users the freedom to choose their own GSM or wireless LAN connectivity solutions.
- The HP Deskjet 995C inkjet printer, the company's first integrated Bluetooth printer, allows users to print without cables from up to
10 meters (approximately 30 feet) away from other devices enabled for Bluetooth printing.
- The Bluetooth print accessory, currently under development with
MPI Tech, a division of Data International A-S, will enable Bluetooth wireless printing from HP Deskjet 900C series inkjet printers and HP LaserJet 1000, 2000 and 4000 series printers.
- A Bluetooth wireless printing solution(1) for use with
HP Deskjet 350C series mobile inkjet printers and HP (and other) notebook PCs. The solution will work with the HP Deskjet 350C series printer and any portable PCs running Windows® 98 or 2000 Professional.
- Third-party Bluetooth solutions for the HP Jornada Pocket PC enable wireless communication to other Bluetooth devices, such as cell phones, printers and PCs.
- Innovative scanning technologies ( HP Scanjet 7400 and 2200 series scanners) that provide leading optical resolution, speed and image quality for users of PCs, Macintosh and interactive television systems.
- Reinforcing its commitment to open standards, HP has joined the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and will utilize the group's Wi-Fi certification to ensure that future HP products interoperate with public 802.11B networks and other existing wireless infrastructures.
- HP PC lifecycle programs focus on offering businesses the industry's best customer experience by including the broadest range of programs, services and tools at every stage of the PC lifecycle to help customers plan, deploy, manage and retire their IT systems. Today's new services included deployment and retirement phases that test, qualify, reduce costs and dispose of obsolete PC equipment.
Recently announced HP products and future product demonstrations also featured at the HP "Invent-Transform Life" booth include:
- Four Internet-enabled HP LaserJet printers (HP LaserJets 4100, 3200/3200m, 2200, 1200/1220,1200n) -- The new printers demonstrate HP's commitment to transforming printers from peripheral devices into intelligent information appliances that can both deliver and access a variety of printing e-services, information and solutions via the Internet;
- The HP Omnibook 6000 notebook PC -- HP's mainstream notebook computer, which combines reliability, portability and performance, now incorporates the most advanced Intel® Pentium® III 1 GHz processor;
- HP DVD-Writers - Using the only rewritable DVD+RW format that provides compatibility between home office computing equipment and consumer electronics throughout the home, HP DVD-Writers provide customers with a secure way to create custom DVDs using digital images, home video clips and other digital content;
- Cooltown -- Cooltown is HP's vision of a world in which everyone and everything can communicate over the Web. In Cooltown, every person and each device has its own Web address, allowing the global sharing of ideas and information electronically. In Halls 1 and 7, HP will be showing how this vision is already becoming a reality through a range of demonstrations, including printing directly from the Internet using only a printer and downloading presentations directly to handheld devices from the Internet.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and solutions for an Internet infrastructure that's always on.
HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its 2000 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
(1) European customers only.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as expected; that development of these products and services may not proceed as planned; and other risks that are described from time to time in HP's Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Oct. 31, 2000, and subsequently filed reports. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, HP's results could differ materially from HP's expectations in these statements. HP does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.