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Saturday January 5, 2008 8:54 am

Unboxing Live 028: HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, GPS, Handhelds, Videocasts


While getting ready to depart for today, we received a CES Navigation Kit via FedEx. Turns out our friends at wanted to make sure we made it through the rigorous tech conference in perfect health (as you’ll see in the video), and without getting lost. You see, they packed in their newly launched 310 Travel Companion. We actually did a pre-launch video on the whole line of HP iPaq models, so go watch that for a refresher. The 310 Travel Companion is included.

This is HP’s first dedicated device, so feast your eyes on the unboxing experience, and feel free to hit us back with any questions about it. The device retails for $449 USD. Full details on the iPaq 310, along with specs and price, after the jump.

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Hewlett-Packard has used its considerable expertise as a computer manufacturer to introduce improvements into the iPAQ-310 that make the company’s first dedicated GPS navigation device astand out from the crowd, but help raise the bar for portable GPS navigators in general. At 4.3 inches wide, 3.4 inches high, and 0.7 inches thick, the device is quite small and slim, but fits rich navigation and multimedia features, better than DVD screen resoulation, a unique true 3D display, and robust business support into that little package. HP touts this as “different and unique for the travel connosieur,” and it’s innovative features certainly make a convincing argument to back up that claim.

The iPAQ-310’s advanced 3D navigation system provides stunning visuals. For select cities, rather than the simple lines and color blocks you see on other navigators, you get actual 3-D models of buildings in space. Nothing else puts you in space and gives you a real feel for where you are and where you need to go than this device. Panning and zooming are smoother and faster. Plus, the 4.3-inch (diagonally) widescreen display has far better resolution than competitive models, 800 x 480 pixels compared to the current standard 420 x 272 pixels, which means all of those 3D maps are clear and detailed.

What’s In The Box
iPAQ-310, car kit, car charger, AC charger, sync cable, slip case

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simply amazing

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Are you going to be giving away the CES kit just like you gave away the Vista Starter Kit?


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