Press Release: 22. December 2008
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HP Expands iPAQ Lineup with 3G Smartphones Featuring Stylish Designs and Enhanced Productivity

SINGAPORE, December 19, 2008

HP Expands iPAQ Lineup with 3G Smartphones Featuring Stylish Designs and Enhanced Productivity

SINGAPORE, December 19, 2008 – HP today announced the newest members of the HP smartphone portfolio – giving users access to email, voice and GPS while on the go.(1,2)

The HP iPAQ Voice Messenger is a sleek 3G smartphone with an integrated 20-key keypad that allows users to access powerful voice, email and GPS applications.(1,2,3)

The HP iPAQ Data Messenger is a sophisticated 3G smartphone with a large touchscreen display, full slide-out alphanumeric keyboard and built-in GPS capabilities,(3) providing a new way to experience mobile messaging and navigation from HP.

“The new HP iPAQ smartphones are stylish additions to our mobile device portfolio that allows customers to connect how and when they want with a device that suits their work and lifestyle,” said Serena Yong, General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP Singapore. “With our new HP iPAQ devices, customers can stay connected to the information, content and people that matter most to them.”

Stylish new 3G smartphones

The HP iPAQ Data Messenger and HP iPAQ Voice Messenger offer email and voice capabilities, along with convenient access to a wealth of applications, making it easy for people on the move to stay connected.(1,2,3)

Users can easily access email and the Internet around the world with advanced 3G wireless technologies, including HSPA broadband speeds, tri-band UMTS and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE.(1) Budget-conscious travelers can also save on their data-plan minutes, connect to the Internet and email(1) where Wi-Fi is available, and find their way on the road with integrated GPS and Google Maps™.(3)

Both smartphones feature a unique five-way optical navigation button that provides a “gliding” sensation when scrolling through menus, and intelligent predictive text capabilities that learn users’ vocabulary and style from messages and emails for progressively faster and easier message composition.

Built-in Voice Commander features, such as HP Voice Reply, enable hands-free emailing.(4) With integrated Windows® Live Messenger, instant messaging is more intuitive. Additionally, the familiar Windows Mobile® 6.1 operating system means many customers can skip the hassles of a “new phone” learning curve and IT departments can easily and securely integrate the iPAQ smartphones into their existing Microsoft® Exchange environments.

The HP iPAQ Data Messenger and the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger feature Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile, making synchronising contacts, appointments and tasks a breeze. Both devices feature ample memory to access important Microsoft Office Mobile files and store favourite photos and music with up to 8 gigabytes (GB)(5) of convenient micro secure digital (SD) storage. The 3.1 mega-pixel autofocus camera with 5x digital zoom makes capturing and sharing photos a snap.

A sleek package featuring a beautiful 2.4-inch QVGA screen, the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger packs a powerful punch with its many connectivity options and is ideal for people on the go who want a slim and stylish smartphone with a 20-key keypad design.

The HP iPAQ Data Messenger is a stunning 3G world phone with a large, 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen designed for those who prefer composing their detailed messages on a full alphanumeric keyboard. The HP iPAQ Data Messenger’s large touchscreen display automatically rotates between portrait and landscape orientation to easily view mobile content.

Availability and pricing(6)

The HP iPAQ Voice Messenger is expected to be available from end December 2008, at a recommended street price of S$599

The HP iPAQ Data Messenger is expected to be available from end February 2009, with recommended local street price of S$999.

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(1) A standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA infrastructure, Wi-Fi network access, other Bluetooth®-enabled devices, separately purchased equipment and a service contract with a wireless service provider may be required for applicable wireless communication. Wireless Internet access requires separately purchased Internet service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Not all web content available. Normal GSM Data Calls (CSD) are not basic GSM data services. These services may not be available via all service providers, and may require separate subscription. Establishment and continuation of a wireless connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength. Coverage is subject to transmission limitations and terrain, system, capacity and other limitations. Not all features and service options are available in all areas.

(2) Telephone service requires a separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for availability.

(3) Purchase of additional maps and/or software may be required to enable some features or allow navigation in certain areas. Map coverage may vary and is not guaranteed.

(4) The “read email” voice command feature is only available for email sent via Exchange Server to the Outlook Inbox

(5) Sold separately or as an add-on feature.

(6) Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.

Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Mobile are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company under license.

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10/2008

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