HP and AT&T have announced the upcoming launch of HP iPAQ Glisten (also known as HP K3 Obsidian), the feature-rich 3G world smartphone which equipped with a 2.5″ AMOLED touchscreen, enhanced Internet Explorer Mobile 6 with Flash support, A-GPS, Facebook app, and full QWERTY keyboard with 5-way directional pad, powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 OS.

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“iPAQ Glisten adds to our innovative Windows Phone portfolio,” said Michael Woodward, vice president for Mobile Phone Portfolio at AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “It meets the demands of our business customers while boasting a beautiful AMOLED touch screen and a full package of multimedia features.”

Main features of HP iPAQ Glisten:

  • 2.5-inch QVGA (320×240 pixels) AMOLED resistive-touch display delivers a brilliant viewing experience
  • 3.1 megapixel camera with HP Photosmart Mobile to edit and manage photos
  • 256 MB SDRAM and 512 MB Flash for high speed multi-tasking
  • Full QWERTY keyboard with 5-way directional pad for fast, easy texting and email
  • Syncs easily to your PC with Active Sync or Microsoft Exchange
  • Built-in Visual Inbox for more streamlined communications
  • Voice Commander allows users to utilize simple voice prompts
  • Fast web browsing thanks to the improved Internet Explorer Mobile 6
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with WPA2 security
  • Microsoft Office Mobile including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
  • Print directly to local, network or Bluetooth printer thanks to JetCet Print
  • Supports Windows Marketplace for Mobile for access to a number of applications
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system
  • Talk time: Up to 5 hours ; Standby time: Up to 15 days

“The iPAQ Glisten packs a powerful punch with its multiple input methods, variety of connectivity options, and a familiar, consistent email experience that allows mobile professionals to connect with the people and information that matter most to them,” commented Susan Macke, vice president, Marketing, Handheld Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Our strategy for success in growing the iPAQ business and customer base is working with industry leaders, like AT&T and Microsoft, and leveraging our collective strengths in the business and prosumer markets.”

HP iPAQ Glisten which measures 4.45 x 2.48 x 0.52 inches and weights in at 5.29 ounces will hit AT&T stores in the coming weeks for $179.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement.

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