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HP ships new Bluetooth,Wi-Fi PDAs

10/13/2003 01:26:00 PM Eastern

Palo Alto, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard released two new iPAQ PDAs today, including its first with built-in keyboard.

The new Pocket PC units, the 4150 and 4350 offer integrated Bluetooth, WiFi and run Windows Mobile 2003.

HP claims the new 4150, minus the keyboard is the lightest and thinnest Pocket PC below $500. It uses an Intel 400MHz XScale processor and has 64 MB of RAM and an SDIO slot.

The 4350 has many of the same features, adding a built-in, backlit, micro-keyboard and a larger removable lithium ion battery.

The H4150 is now available on the Internet at a street price of $449. The H4350, to be available in November, will carry a street price of $449.

Also announced today is a new iPAQ navigation system designed to wireless send turn-by-turn directions to a Bluetooth enabled PDA. The system includes a Bluetooth GPS receiver with built-in antenna and it provides visual and voice directions. It is expected to sell carry a street price of approximately $400.