HP announces new mobile devices
With a flurry of new product and service announcements, HP used the World Telecom 2003 conference and exhibition in Geneva to show enterprises, network operators and other IT partners that mobility is a top priority. “Every physical analog process will become digital, virtual and mobile,” said Carly Fiorina, HP’s chairman and chief executive officer, in a speech at the telecommunications event, which is organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations (UN). Fiorina did not directly comment on HP’s mobile vision for the future, instead zeroing in on new products that enterprises and network operators can use now to improve their operations. Bluetooth and wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies play big roles in many of these products. HP used the Geneva event to announce the iPaq Pocket PC h4150, which it claims will be the thinnest and lightest Pocket PC on the market to include Bluetooth and WLAN (based on the 802.11b standard) connectivity.