HP iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger: Surprising

I’m honestly not sure what to make of the 514. On one hand it’s a WinMo 6 smartphone with WiFi, on the other hand it’s an iPAQ without a touchscreen. Essentially, HP made a phone, not a PDA with phone features. It’s about as big as an old school Nokia candybar and it looks OEM-tastic with a very odd trade dress that I haven’t seen in HP products before.

I asked them about U.S. availability and it seems that all they need to do is get it approved and they’ll probably be selling it through the HP website without contracts, allowing Cingular and T-Mobile folks to snap them up and presumably enjoy VoIP and other jazz. It only supports GPRS/EDGE and has about 64MB of memory and a microSD slot.