HOUSTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ)
today announced that its extremely popular, award-winning iPAQ Pocket PC
continues to fuel the company's next generation of Internet access with nearly
half a million units shipped in the second quarter, giving Compaq a commanding
lead in the Windows CE market(1).
"If you've been waiting to buy an iPAQ Pocket PC, wait no more -- there's
never been a better time to buy an iPAQ," said Sean Burke, vice president and
general manager, iPAQ Products and Connected Devices Division.
"The iPAQ Pocket PC is now available through all major commercial channels
and retailers, and for the first time, the H3650 has been added to our own
DirectPlus website for immediate purchase. We're also offering a 'Cash in
Hand' $50 rebate on the iPAQ Pocket PC H3635," Burke continued.
Customers can be assured that any iPAQ Pocket PC purchased today is
upgradeable to future Pocket PC software -- a feature unique to the iPAQ.
Industry analysts confirm the iPAQ Pocket PC's continuing appeal,
particularly among business customers. "A growing number of new users and
users who are upgrading want better messaging capabilities, such as access to
e-mail, short message services, wireless LAN or integration of a PDA with a
mobile phone," Todd Kort, principal analyst of Gartner Dataquest's Computing
Platform Worldwide group.
"Our projected numbers indicate the iPAQ Pocket PC overtook Palm in terms
of revenue for the second quarter. We believe this is largely due to the
product's appeal to corporate users because of its better connectivity with
Microsoft programs like Outlook, Word and Excel, supplemented by its extremely
strong multimedia and gaming capabilities," Kort added.
The Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC has been overwhelmingly popular since its
introduction last year. The iPAQ was named The World's Most Powerful PDA by
the Guinness Book of World Records, due to its outstanding set of features and
its vivid, high-resolution color screen that can be seen in any light.
In addition, the iPAQ Pocket PC is the industry's most robust handheld
product for wireless applications. Using flexible Expansion Packs supporting
PC Cards or Compact Flash devices, customers can select the wireless solution
that is right for them -- including Compaq's own iPAQnet suite of wireless
Internet solutions -- while providing a migration path for future wireless
The iPAQ Pocket PC H3650, offering 32 megabytes of RAM standard, is now
available for $499 on the Compaq DirectPlus website at
http://www.directplus.compaq.com /, or by calling 1-800-888-9909. Other
models are also available, including the H3670 color unit with 64MB of RAM
standard. For information on the H3635 "Cash in Hand" mail-in rebate, please
see http://athome.compaq.com/showroom/static/promo/cashinhand/index.asp .
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation ("Compaq") is a leading
global provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Compaq designs,
develops, manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions and services,
including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-
tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, and desktop and
portable personal computers that are sold in more than 200 countries.
Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at
Compaq, the Compaq logo, and iPAQ are trademarks of Compaq Information
Technologies Group, L.P. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This press release
may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include:
worsening global economic conditions, increased competitive environment and
pricing pressures, disruptions related to restructuring actions and delays in
the expansion of Compaq's solutions business model. Further information on
these factors and other factors that could affect Compaq's financial results
is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings,
including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q, which will be filed shortly.
(1) According to Gartner Dataquest preliminary second quarter 2001
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