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HP Extends Mobile Lifestyle with New Wireless Wide Area Network Offerings

Customers Connect HP Notebooks, Tablet PCs and Pocket PCs Through New Wireless Products and Services
NEW ORLEANS, CTIA Wireless 2003, March 17, 2003

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced a broad range of wireless wide area network (WWAN) products and service offerings that further enable a mobile lifestyle while delivering outstanding value.

The new technology and services allow mobile professionals using HP notebooks, Tablet PCs and Pocket PCs(1) to securely connect to a variety of high-speed (3G) wireless networks, simplify the wireless connection process and increase productivity.

HP is delivering wireless connectivity products and solutions across the entire wireless spectrum (including PAN, LAN, and WAN) for mobile products. The range of wireless cards and airtime plans on multiple networks available through HP include:

  • AT&T Wireless — GSM/GPRS
  • Sprint PCS — CDMA/1XRTT
  • T-Mobile USA — GSM/GPRS
  • Verizon Wireless — CDMA/1XRTT

A Choice in WWAN Connectivity

HP is first major technology products and services company to offer mobile customers a choice when accessing wireless data over either CDMA/1XRTT or GSM/GPRS (general packet radio service) networks via a handheld, notebook or Tablet PC. HP now offers customers the option of four wireless carriers and cards for their devices, allowing customers one of the widest choices in wireless coverage nationwide.

Designed to simplify and minimize the implementation efforts of corporate IT departments, this solution can be deployed across various devices. Customers have the ability to choose cards and airtime plans through HP, making one-stop shopping for wireless access a reality.

GSM/GPRS solution carriers include AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile. CDMA/1xRTT carriers include Sprint and Verizon. Estimated U.S. pricing for these cards start at $179 including rebate.(2) More information is available at http://www.hp.com/go/wan.

About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1) A standard WLAN infrastructure, other Bluetooth™ devices and a service contract with a wireless airtime provider may be required for applicable wireless communication. Wireless Internet use requires a separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Not all Web content available.

(2) With activation through HP Wireless. Actual prices may vary.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as expected; that development and performance of these products and services may not proceed as planned; and other risks that are described from time to time in HP's Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to HP's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2002, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 21, 2003, and subsequently filed reports. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, HP's results could differ materially from HP's expectations in these statements. HP assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.