Summary: On obtaining a 214 two and a half years ago I was initially pleased and would agree with most of the previous reviewers. The problems over the last year start with screen lock ups and upon a soft reset you can lose your data in the calendar and contacts. Next to happen was the device continuously reset after putting it down or picking it up even though it had its cover on. I played around with the battery putting some extra packing down the side and this improved things.
Summary: I was quite happy with this PDA, nice big screen, battery life and good performance. I had problem with the system. It kept crashing and freezing. Had to do a clean boot everytime loosing all data. Sent it for warranty repair twice and on my last bussines trip the screen stopped working. It had let me down so many times that I decided to not bother with repair again and sold it for spares. Fond many people on internet with same problem.
Summary: This is magnificant tool I use it all the time and when i got ipod and iPhone I gave it to my brother and he is absolutely amazed of using it in school every day (industrial deising in CZ) BUT! Yes its but here even I work as seller and service and tech support I dont need one of these any more I got my emails on my Iphone and other apps I use from notebook so I thig the time of PDA's is pass all ready :(
Summary: I'm a teacher and wanted to lose the heaps of paperwork we have to use and carry round with us... so bought this product to go 100% electronic. It does the job - I do my registers on it, track students assignments and constantly use the personal organiser functions such as to-do list & calender (which reminds me of deadlines, meetings etc).
Ok handheld but poor in when compared to many others.
20 June 2010
Excerpt: I got this handheld second hand and having upgrading from a Palm m505 to an HP Ipaq rx3715 and now to the HP 214. I was expecting a lot. What I received can only be described as a sub-stranded piece of junk. The main faults this with handheld are as follows: 1. All audio from the handheld has a terrible background hiss and this ruins any web streams or music you try and play. 2. The CF card slot drains the battery so fast it's insane. 3.
Summary: The iPAQ was purchased to replace my 4th Palm Pilot of various models because Palm seem to have got out of the PDA market. It does more or less what I want but is very slow by comparison. Maybe HP should buy the Palm operating system which can also sync with MS Office. Searches which took a second or two now take 30 seconds and accessing records is a bit cumbersome. The most important button is the 'soft reset' on the side as I've had it hang a lot.
Summary: Bought this as a replacement for my aging 2210. First impressions were that it was very big and that it didn't feel as good quality as the 2210. Using it for a period of time, I now love it and can't put it down. It connects to my wifi instantly, the screen is suburb, and now that I've put on my favorite software its fantastic. If you want to browse the net, download the Opera Mini Browser. It knocks spots of Internet Explore.
Summary: A store demonstrator that was said to show minimal wear and tear. In fact, I could detect no evidence whatsoever that it was anything other than brand new. Rapid delivery, good price, goods in superb condition, what else could one want?