HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian from AT&T

by Mark R

obsidianAT&T is planning on launching a smartphone from Hewlett-Packard called the iPAQ K3. It will also be known as the “Obsidian”, and, I don’t know about you, but it reminds me of another mobile device that starts with Black and ends with Berry.

The smartphone works on a triband HSDPA as well as a quadband EDGE. It has an operating system of Windows Mobile 6.5, and features Global voice and data connectivity as its big selling point. The Press Release believes that the Obsidian as a “powerful laptop substitute” when a user is on the road.

Another big selling point is its “large ‘THUMB’ sized keys for heavy email usage”. I’m guessing that means the buttons on the QWERTY keyboard are terrific for giant fingers.

Other features include a 2.8-inch QVGA display, a 2 Mega-pixel camera, 256MB of RAM, a 512MB ROM, Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, as well as GPS and Wi-Fi.

The release date is going to be November 30th, but there is no word on the price as yet. I predict that this smartphone is not going to be as popular as a certain phone available from AT&T with an “i” in front of it, but it might be a good seller.


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