February 4th, 2005

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Фишка дня: HP’s hw6500: size, details, more pics!_


iPAQ hw6500 + SD superimposedSo we had to know—exactly how big is the new iPAQ Mobile Messenger? Disclaimer: these are speculative numbers, and were derived using very inexact processes on those leaked photos (read: no guarantees, people!). So we superimposed an SD card within the SD slot (see right for example) and ran the numbers, calculating sizes, ratios, angles, and perspective (thank you high school geometry!). What we came up with were some surprisingly round digits: if we did our math right, it should have a square 3.2-inch screen (each side being 2.28-inches), and be 4.75-inches tall, 2.86-inches wide, and 0.77-0.9-inches deep (between its thinnest and thickest points). Compare that to the Treo 650’s 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.9-inch dimensions and the BenQ P50’s 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.8-inch dimensions, and what you’ve got here is a device that’s a bit bigger still than the others in its class.

But, we’ve got some new details on the thing that help justify that bit of extra heftiness—yes, there’s both an SDIO and a miniSD card slot on the right side (we were wondering what that smaller slot was…), and in addition to the GSM/GPRS/EDGE and integrated GPS receiver, it will have Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera option, a removeable flip cover, and USB docking station. If all this is true—we’re not saying it is, necessarily—then this may just be the long lost smartphone of our dreams!

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http://engadget.com/entry/1234000913030286/