All Jornada handhelds will beby year's end--with the exception of the Jornada 720, which resembles a miniature notebook computer, and the Jornada 928, which features telephone capabilities. Jornada was HP's line of handhelds before the merger.
Pang could not commit to repair services beyond that period, adding that "it would depend on the availability of parts."
Support also covers helpdesk services and software upgrades, available from HP's Web site.
Concerns over the level of technical help for the discontinued Jornada series followed HP's decision in May that favored the more popular Compaq iPaq handhelds.
More than 2 million iPaq units have been sold worldwide since its debut two years ago. The sales performance of HP Jornadas has not been made public.
Last month, the Jornada development team in Singapore wasas part of a cost-cutting measure. Although HP would not reveal the number of employees affected, the company reportedly had about 100 engineers and designers in Singapore, where the Jornada products were developed and made.
HP's $18.7 billion acquisition of Compaq wrapped up May 3. By combining, the two companies hope to reduce yearly costs by $2.5 billion, mainly from cutting 15,000 jobs worldwide.
CNETAsia's Irene Tham reported from Singapore.