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November 23, 2009

AT&T to offer HP iPAQ Glisten 3G smartphone

Features 2-inch AMOLED screen, Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system and built-in Facebook application

By CBR Staff Writer

AT&T and HP have unvieled new HP iPAQ Glisten, a 3G phone with a 2-inch touch-enabled AMOLED screen, Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, and full QWERTY keyboard.

The new smartphone comes with a 3.1 megapixel camera, built-in speakerphone, Wi-Fi and GPS functionality, enhanced browser with flash support and multimedia features as well as access to variety of applications.

The companies said that the smartphone enables users to view Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF documents, manage contact list and synchronise wirelessly with a PC using a supported e-mail account. It also comes with an integrated inbox that summarises recent emails, calls, and texts.

In addition, the iPAQ Glisten also includes voice commander, voice recognition software which reads text messages, emails and appointment details and allows users to begin messages and dial contacts using simple voice prompts. It also allows users to connect with others on their favorite social networking sites, including a preloaded Facebook application.

Susan Macke, vice president marketing for handheld global business unit of personal systems group at HP, said: “The iPAQ Glisten packs a powerful punch with its multiple input methods, variety of connectivity options, and a familiar, consistent email experience that allows mobile professionals to connect with the people and information that matter most to them.”

The HP iPAQ Glisten is expected to be available in December, 2009 for $229.99 through AT&T business services, HP corporate sales, small and medium business and at AT&T and HP websites and through third-party e-commerce sites.

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