HP has released documents about a new WM Phone Edition device they expect to show off at CTIA. The rw6800 marks HP’s continued positioning to integrate phones into most of their iPAQ line. Unlike HP’s hw line of wireless handhelds, the rw6800 acts more like a standard PDA with phone services integrated.
The device will have GSM with EDGE support, and is considered a “multimedia messenger”. This is due, in large part, to its integration of a two megapixel CMOS HP Photosmart camera, as well as interesting new features such as an FM tuner, a first for a Windows Mobile Phone Edition device.
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The rw6800 will carry an Intel PXA272 416 MHz Processor, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth 1.2. The display is a 2.7″ QVGA 18-bit transmissive, and the system boasts dual stereo speakers.However, the device does not appear to be intended to compete with the existing hw6500 series. The rw6800 lacks an integrated keyboard and also currently is slated to not include GPS (though HP is not fully clear as to if GPS will be in the final product at this time).