HP debuts iPAQ Glisten, 3G Windows Mobile 6.5 world phone on AT&T

HP and AT&T on Tuesday announced the new iPAQ Glisten, a 3G world phone with an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) screen powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.

The iPAQ is back. (To some, it never left.)

HP and AT&T on Tuesday announced the new iPAQ Glisten, a 3G world phone with an active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) screen powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.

Despite the sensual name, the iPAQ Glisten targets the business power user, with touch capability, Flash support, built-in Wi-Fi with dedicated on/off button, GPS, SMS/MMS and a full QWERTY keyboard and five-way directional pad.

Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel are on tap (with Powerpoint and PDF support), as expected. Oh, and that AMOLED screen, which should be a real beauty.

The Glisten also offers the ability to manage a single contact list and synchronize wirelessly or with a PC using a supported e-mail account. It also comes with an integrated inbox that summarizes recent emails, calls, and texts.

The Glisten also has a built-in speakerphone and hands-free control via Voice Commander voice recognition software that reads you your test messages, e-mails and appointment details.

Not sure how the Glisten will pronounce, "ORLY? IMHO IDK. LOL" from your daughter. But the spirit's in the right place.

The device comes preloaded with Facebook, as well as a 3.1 megapixel camera.

The HP iPAQ Glisten will be available in "coming weeks" for $229.99 with two-year contract. It's available through both companies' consumer and corporate channels as well as consumer retail sites.