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iPaq smart phone's coming-out party

Cingular will be the first U.S. carrier to get the HP iPaq hw6920 Mobile Messenger.

This Halloween, Hewlett-Packard's latest handheld gadget is dressing up as a Cingular Wireless smart phone.

HP iPaq hw6920

As long suspected, the iPAQ hw6920 series Mobile Messenger will make its U.S. debut on the Cingular network. That means full access to GSM/GPRS/EDGE goodness, plus other wireless fun, like Wi-Fi, GPS, infrared and Bluetooth.

The iPaq hw6925 is equipped with a 1.3-megapixel HP Photosmart camera for photo and video capture (the hw6920 does not), Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, and a built-in GPS feature that requires software downloaded from Cingular, Microsoft or HP.

The iPaq is available from Cingular's B2B sales for $360 with a two-year agreement or directly from Check out CNET Reviews' take on it here.

(Photo: Hewlett-Packard)