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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

 See if you can cast your mind back to when Compaq brought out the sexy new iPaq around 2000? It looked a bit like this and boy was it in demand, compared to the HP Jornada and the Casio models it really raised some eyebrows - I'd even go so far as to say it was the iPod of the time. More on these models.

But since Compaq was taken over by HP it's almost like we have been plodding along with the slightly boring but functional HP style of PDA's that have inherited the iPaq name - so this news below is quite welcome, especially when you consider that HP has just bought Neoware's Thin Client business.

And I have heard that up at the TechEd in Brisbane HP is showing off a Mobile Thin Client Notebook with a 12 inch screen, makes me start to wonder what sort of plans they have in store? ;-)

Rumor: HP back in Windows Mobile 6 business - this time seriously
August 09, 2007 [General] | By Edward J. Rutkowski.

Let's face the truth: HP has acquired Compaq and then it has closed Jornada line, but it imposed bad uncool HP-like design on Compaq iPAQ PDAs that previously were totally stylish. Moreover it was Compaq iPAQ PDA on which Microsoft decided to standardize Windows Mobile platform - previously Windows Mobile (Windows CE, Pocket PC) was running on 3 various types of processors...

In meantime HP was releasing totally lackluster - big, without 3G - Windows Mobile phones and it is only now, in 2007, years after competition, when HP supposedly will be coming back to Windows Mobile seriously:

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is expected to launch new iPAQ-series handheld devices, including PDAs, PNDs and 3G GPS PDAs, in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to sources at Taiwan-based handheld device makers.

HP has stepped up its contacts with Taiwan-based makers for different segments, with the sources indicating that Quanta Computer, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) are likely to land new orders from HP.

To learn more, click here (a source that reads local Taiwanese and Chinese press - and therefore has often some scoops in area of Windows Mobile).

Conclusion: over recent years HP has squandered huge heritage and big contribution that iPAQ devices had. Let's hope that this time HP will meet expectations of users in both areas: stylish design and features...

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2007 5:24 PM C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) , Real Cool Stuff | Back to top

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