hpBreaking away from the corporate image, the HP's is aiming their new iPaq rx3715 Mobile Media Companion squarely at the home user. Besides some cosmetic differences (a new casing and a brand new multimedia-focused welcome screen), and the usual PDA stuff (Bluetooth, 802.11b WiFi, built-in digital camera, an SD card slot), the big deal is that it has special media software for audio, video and streaming, and a more powerful IR blaster so it can double as a universal remote control. Not too shabby, but at $500 it's not quite an impulse buy just yet.

SPV C500 gets another alias: the Audiovox SMT5600