HP Unveils Chic Computing Portfolio, New Media Relationships to Inspire Work, Power Play

In a monumental update of its personal computing portfolio, HP today introduced new media relationships and products that feature enduringly elegant design for everyone from consumers to IT professionals.Among the announcements are a new category of gaming PCs, an unprecedented expansion of the HP iPAQ handheld lineup and joint programs with media partners MTV and Condé Nast. The launch took place at an evening gala on the eve of New York’s illustrious Fashion Week, where the company hosted an audience of nearly 1,000 industry influencers, partners, customers and other notable personalities. “A new energy at HP is creating an ever more personal experience in computing,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “The concept of ‘personal’ takes many forms. It can be a more natural user interface using touch – as easy as an airline kiosk – or a piano-black finish that personifies elegance and looks great in an office or living room. Our new design approach is also good business. Standardizing on beautiful materials and consistent icons means we can speed products to market and offer them at a great value.”At the event, tennis champion Serena Williams was highlighted as the latest “Achiever” in HP’s award-winning “The Computer is Personal Again” marketing campaign. Her commercial began airing nationally Aug. 27 and is available for viewing online at http://www.hp.com/go/serena.One of the highlights of the launch is the HP Blackbird 002, a personalized powerhouse of a gaming PC that features breakthrough design attributes ranging from optimized air-flow dynamics to a striking aluminum chassis. The HP Blackbird 002 welcomes PC enthusiasts to indulge in personalization and performance tuning with its use of industry-standard components that can be upgraded without tools.The company’s largest-ever expansion of its iPAQ handheld portfolio – more than 55 products in all – is the result of having invested millions of dollars in strategic acquisitions, technologies, services and talent. This comprehensive lineup of new mobility products, services and solutions is aimed at mobile professionals and IT managers.HP also announced the expanded availability of HP MediaSmart TVs and servers, a holiday lineup of home desktop and notebook PCs, and sleek new business computers that have the features and design needed for optimal performance in virtually any business environment.”HP has what we believe to be the most complete and compelling lines of PC products in the commercial, consumer and digital home segments,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst, The Enderle Group. “From the standpoints of user experience, industrial design and performance, they bracket these markets with attractive products that make it fun to shop for technology again.”Five mobile devices, five mobile software programs, 12 mobile services and almost three dozen handheld accessories are among the 56 handheld-related products HP introduced. Highlights include: HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger – 3G phone(2) with QWERTY keyboard; https://i0.wp.com/www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobility/images/ipaq900.jpg?w=525HP iPAQ 600 Series Business Navigator – A two-in-one 3G phone(2) and navigation device;https://i0.wp.com/www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/yourlifeistheshow/images/ipaq600.jpg?w=498HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion – Handheld GPS device for business and personal travel featuring graphics acceleration and available 3D maps(3);HP iPAQ 200 Series Enterprise Handheld – Powerful, large screen PDA with Wi-Fi(4) that is well-suited to run a broad range of business applications;https://i1.wp.com/www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobility/images/ipaq200.jpg?w=525HP iPAQ 100 Series Classic Handheld – Big screen, simple synchronization with personal content and Wi-Fi connectivity make this sleek, affordable PDA an ideal phone companion(4); https://i0.wp.com/www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobility/images/ipaq100.jpg?w=525 HP Enterprise Mobility Suite – Provides mobile device management capabilities that ease device deployments and management within the enterprise; HP iPAQ Custom Touch – Small lot iPAQ customization conveniently preloads iPAQ devices with custom applications, themes and settings for enterprise customers(5); HP iPAQ location-based services – A web destination where users can personalize their trip plans, map content and update device software; HP Total Care – A suite of services to help iPAQ customers design, manage and implement business mobility, with application mobilization, one-stop help desk, and leasing and lifecycle management; HP iPAQ Mobile Broadband Connect – Access the Internet on an HP notebook or PC through a tethered iPAQ 3G phone for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity.(2,6) HP iPAQ 100 Series Classic Handheld» Data sheet» ImageHP iPAQ 200 Series Enterprise Handheld » Data sheet» ImageHP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion» Data sheet» ImageHP iPAQ 600 Series Business Navigator» Data sheet» ImageHP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger» Data sheet» ImageHP Compaq 6520s Notebook PC» Data sheet» ImageHP Compaq 6720s Notebook PC» Data sheet» ImageHP Compaq 6820s Notebook PC» Data sheet» Image

Sharp 880SH Migrated from Japan 816SH

sharp-880sh-2 “Going to reach Vodafone network, the Sharp 880SH is originally released in Japan market last month for Softbank Mobile. The european version will support HSDPA, EDGE connection and has a 2 megapixel camera.The new Sharp 880SH HSDPA mobile phone was introduced during the IFA2007 last week. With a high speed HSDPA connection supported, you could probably listen to live streaming music any where you want. Its pre-installed music player will support MP3, AAC, AAC+ and AAC+e music file formats. FM radio receiver is integrated to give you more music options. Sharp has been bringing their Jap handset over to Europe and Asia market, we just hope to see them being introduced in US someday.”See more of the handset (in Jap version) photos here: