iPaq 610 Lawyered Out of Existence
Mobility Site [via Morning Paper] points out that the iPaq 610 - a sweet little number with a regular 12-key plus a neat touchy-feely scroll wheel overlaid on top of it - has been '86'ed for the US:
No word yet what exactly these “legal issues” are, but it's a safe bet that some lawyer somewhere is popping the cork off a bottle of champagne.
What the iPaq 610 was: Quad Band, Tri-Band HSDPA. Windows Mobile Pro (Touchscreen), aGPS, dedicated landscape/portrait mode button, 3mp camera w/ flash, Wifi, VOIP. Basically they were targeting it to field force salespeople.
After a break, a quick video of what could have been.
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My guess... the legal issues were probably related to import bans. Of course, I did no research to support my guess, but I do recall Qualcomm and Broadcomm being in a bit of a tiff about patents.