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HP Intros "World's First" Portable Multifunction Printer

Among a list of 15 new imaging and printing products announced on Wednesday, HP revealed what it calls the "world's first" mobile all-in-one printer. It features built-in wireless Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR for printing from notebooks and smartphones, and a long-lasting lithium-ion battery that provides enough power to print up to 500 pages on a full charge.

Called the Officejet 150 Mobile All-In-One, it boasts a print speed (draft. letter) of up to 22 pages per minute (ppm) using just black, and 18 ppm using full-color. There's also a single USB 2.0 port, a PictBridge port, and an SD card slot. A 2.36-inch color touchscreen makes for easy printing, scanning and copying, and an ARM9 SoC clocked @ 220 MHz serves as the brains behind the whole portable device.

Product notes indicate that high-quality documents can be printed from "select" notebooks, smartphones and mobile phones using Bluetooth. However consumers with Windows Mobile and BlackBerry-based gadgets can print directly to the device. Color print resolution is up to 4800 optimized dpi color and 1200 input dpi, whereas black print resolution is up to 600 x 600 dpi.

So how small is this printer? The technical specs says it measures 13.98 (w) x 6.95 (d) x 3.52 (h) inches. It weighs a mere 6.4 lbs without the battery, and 6.8 lbs with the battery installed. It's compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista (x32, x64), Windows XP Professional (x32), Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Mac OS X v10.5 or higher.

The HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One is priced at $399 and is expected to begin shipping in June. Official replacement ink cartridges is where the real money is at, and HP offers five to choose that fits in this portable printer: the HP 98 Black, the HP 95 Tri-color, the HP 94 Black, the HP 97 Tri-color, and the HP 99 Photo cartridge.

To view the printer's entire list of specs, download the product PDF here.