HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion blurring PMP and PDA lines

ipaqrx40003.jpgHP isn’t out the handheld game just yet as they’ve announced the iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series in Asia. The $299 device hits the Far East in October and has more of a portable media player look (and name) over HP’s traditional PDA lineup. The rx4000 is Windows Mobile 5.0 at the core and the typical software suite of apps like Office Mobile appear to be included. WiFi and Bluetooth are inside as well and the device sports a 2.8-inch touchscreen like most other similar devices.

If the device appears in the wild like the photos shown, this is one of the first handhelds that appear to be primarily geared towards a landscape view, based on the logo orientation and alignment. Is this a more than a PDA? Will it have any unique PMP features that will excel in a landscape view? Difficult to say without more information and specs, so we’ll hold off on any predictions for now; of course, you’re always welcome to put your $.02 in the comments!

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