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HP 3G Smartphone Delivers Productivity On the Go.

HP Middle East today announced availability of the HP iPAQ 914 Series Business Messenger, a 3G smartphone designed for maximum mobile productivity.The HP iPAQ 914 Series Business Messenger shines with a stylish, glossy, piano-black design and features an integrated QWERTY keyboard, Microsoft Windows[R] Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system and the latest wireless technologies,(1) to simplify the complexities of business and personal life.The feature-packed HP iPAQ 914 Series offers voice and mobile email communications, along with support for critical business applications. It uses tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless technology to allow customers to make calls(2) and quickly access the Internet around the world, while integrated Bluetooth(tm) and Wi-Fi wireless technology allows for convenient connectivity. "As more of the workforce becomes mobile, customers are demanding greater sophistication and functionality from smartphones," said Ivan Ducournau, Portables and Handhelds Product Manager, PSG, HP Middle East. "HP has used customer feedback to develop devices that not only provide connectivity, productivity tools and GPS navigation, but also support the business applications that truly keep the on-the-go professional connected."The HP iPAQ 914 Series runs on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system for access to familiar productivity applications and a richer mobile experience with Internet browsing and texting, simpler email and wireless setup, and security enhancements. The device features an alphanumeric QWERTY thumb keyboard for fast typing, a touch-screen display and a five-way navigation scroll wheel allowing convenient one-handed navigation through menus and emails. Built-in Cyberon Voice Commander and HP Voice Reply features enable hands-free emailing and other device commands.(3)Those constantly on the move will welcome turn-by-turn navigation(4) via built-in GPS. The HP iPAQ 914 Series also features Microsoft Internet Sharing software that simplifies connecting to the Internet with a notebook PC anywhere high-speed cellular data networks are available. In addition to the latest entertainment applications from Windows Mobile 6.1, the HP iPAQ 914 Series features a 3-megapixel camera and the ability to quickly upload images to leading online photo service Snapfish. Photos captured with an HP iPAQ can be directly uploaded to Snapfish accounts over the air.The HP iPAQ 914 Series also supports HP Enterprise Mobility Suite, the HP mobile device management solution that allows easy setup and over-the-air manageability. The suite allows enterprises to remotely manage, help secure and support mobile devices for maximum device performance and access to applications, data and networks. More information on the HP iPAQ 914 Series is available in an online press kit at

About HPHP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $110.4 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at HP Middle EastHP is the largest technology and solutions provider in the Middle East with 1100 employees and subsidiaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Cairo, Ramallah, Qatar, Oman and 2 service Joint Ventures in Kuwait and Bahrain servicing the GCC, Egypt and the Levant. HP has been present in the Middle East since 1968 and opened its first regional office in 1994. HP Middle East is the market leader for enterprise, small and medium business and consumer technology products and offers a large portfolio of solutions and services in various business domains.

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(11 A standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA, Wi-Fi or other Bluetooth-enabled device, separately purchased equipment and a service contract with a wireless airtime provider may be required for applicable wireless communication. Wireless Internet access requires separately purchased Internet service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage. Not all web content available. Wireless transmission speeds may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. Establishment and continuation of a wireless connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength. EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) is a global standard for wireless wide-area data communication being rapidly deployed by GSM carriers worldwide. Coverage is subject to transmission limitations and terrain, system, capacity and other limitations. Not all features and service options are available in all areas.(2) Telephone service requires a separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for availability.(3) The "read email" Voice Command feature is only available for email sent via Exchange Server to the Outlook Inbox.(4) Purchase of additional maps and/or software may be required to enable some features or allow navigation in certain areas. Map coverage may vary and is not guaranteed.

Microsoft Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company under license.

[c] 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.7/2008

Fadi Twainy Joins AB CapitalFadi Twainy has joined AB Capital in Dubai as Managing Director - Private Equity. He was formerly Head of M&A and Corporate Development with the International Investor (TII) in Kuwait.Dr. Twainy has more than 20 years of experience in finance and private equity. Prior to joining TII, he had lead M&A transactions at 3Com and EFI, two leading publicly traded companies in Silicon Valley. He has a proven track record in operations and in deal execution across diverse industries and geographies, including public and private equity buyouts, restructuring operations, and the negotiation of complex financing agreements.Dr. Twainy holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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