Summary: This was my first experience of a touch screen phone and has done nothing to stop me thinking that touch screen technology is too knew to be very reliable. As a phone, it is slow, unreliable and very big. The operating system is Microsoft Windows OS, I have always liked Windows OS but for this phone it didn't work.
Summary: Five years ago I purchased a HP ipaq 4150 pocket PC which served me very well in that space of time. The day I bought it I threw my pens & paper out the window & my life became better organised than ever. However, the software was no longer compatible with my home computer (Vista) & I was fed up of carrying around a mobile phone & a pocket PC all the time. I wanted something that integrated them both & started looking for a Smartphone.
Pros: Features, weight, size, general finish
Cons: HP customer service, jog wheel, no headphone socket
Excerpt: "...years ago I purchased a HP ipaq 4150 pocket PC which served me very well in that space of time. The day I bought it I threw my pens & paper out the window & my life became better organised than ever. However, the software was no longer compatible with my home computer (Vista) & I was fed up of carrying around a mobile phone & a pocket PC all the time. I wanted something that integrated them both & recently started looking for a Smartphone. I ...
Pros: Features, well made, size & weight, value for money
Excerpt: Having used the 614c for a week now, I am really happy with it. It is fast, reliable (not crashed yet) and very capable. The only thing it lacks out of the box is a belt clip or case of some sort, but they will soon be available separately.
Excerpt: I've been using an HTC TyTn II (branded as a T-Mobile Vario III) for a few months and wanted a similar spec'd pocket PC/phone but with a real keypad. I was worried about the issues people had reported (the 3G/switching, battery life and poor camera) but in fact battery is similar to the TyTn and as I don't live in a 3G area it has been fine. Camera is actually very good too, at least as good as the TyTn II.
Top notch device - Plus a bargain with the £50 cashback!
28 February 2008
Excerpt: Owned mine for almost a week now and I have to say it is the best Pocket PC device I've had. Fast, reliable with plenty of storage to install all of your apps locally. The GPS works a treat with TomTom. Camera is quite good in daylight too. Overall, a brilliant piece of kit from HP. You've got til the end of April to snap this up and get your £50 cashback so don't hang about!
Excerpt: Light touch, bright and clear screen (2.8"). 520 mhz cpu, hsdpa, wifi. GPS works fast (tried with goole maps so far). Fantastic to have numeric keypad as well as on screen keyboard (makes iphone seem ticky to use). Well constructed. -ve points - just ring could be louder (there is patch on internet to fix this). At first I thought I would not like a device bigger then your average movile.
Summary: Those of you who have read my previous iPAQ Classic review will know I decided they were pointless, got annoyed and wanted a blackberry. But now I'm back doing a bit of work again (following babies), I need something to keep in touch with the business world on the go, and my company must have an HP contract, cos they won't give me a blackberry. Sob. Actually wanted an iphone too, but still... So they gave me one of these babies. The iPAQ 614c And guess what?
Pros: all the ease of mobile windows/outlook plus phone, GPS, camera, MP3