Excerpt: I love this handheld organizer. I have a lot of things that I have to keep up with. The HP iPAQ 211 Enterprise Handheld allows me to keep track of all my events and helps me schedule upcoming events. I love the 4 inch screen that comes with it.
Summary: Everything is good. However, it cannot display any Asian characters, which means you cannot view Asian websites, read email composed of Asian characters, nor input Asian language. Thus, it's useless to me. P.S. tried updates and apps. couldn't get it work.
Summary: Three stars - not because it is a mediocre product, exactly, but because HP screwed up one important aspect of the design: the screen is WAY TOO FRAGILE. This is the second one I have owned. The first has a broken screen and HP won't support it. It's understandable, in a way - they have to assume you mishandled the silly thing because, how can you prove otherwise?
I'm here to tell you unequivocally that it is delicate.
Summary: Very handy for taking notes and has useful spreadsheets; has Word and Excel. Handy for scheduling meetings & appointments. Internet capabilities extremely limited. No hardcopy manual which I'd gladly pay for. I bought refurb unit to save over $100; new unit too expensive. Device fragile, hard to grasp, slippery. Hard to open back. No camera. Main advantage is no cell phone and no monthly bill; otherwise don't buy it if you want good internet capabilities.
Summary: It is a shame that anyone would rate this product less than 5 stars. Really, I don't know what some users are looking for. This product is much more than adequate. I got one just a few days ago. I loved it so much I have decided to purchase 3 more for my friends and colleagues as Christmas present. They are that good.
My job requires that I have almost instant access to volumes of information, and this pocket PC has not disappointed.
Summary: HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld
HP hit a homerun! The IPAQ 210 is an outstanding handheld laddened with enough features to serve admirably as a laptop replacement. Its brilliant screen displays photographs, Adobe pdf attachments and spreadsheets with ease and is large enough to accommodate your favorite movie. Typical PDA functions - calendar, contacts, notes, voice recordings etc. are a snap with Windows Mobile 6.1.
Summary: All in all I'm pleased with the product. It has the best "video/screen" resolution I've seen, battery life is pretty good when you aren't running a boatload of wireless connections, and synching with Exchange is improved over my Palm T|X. All in all the online experience (browsing, mail, synching) is superior to Palm.
Nits and irritants:
Does not disappoint. Works well but needs extra...
28 May 2008
Summary: I bought this mainly to use at home as a baby monitor. It handles Streaming video from the baby room very well at full VGA resolution. The software included is somewhat limited but there are some great free utilities out there including Google Maps, TCPMP, Total Commander (for getting to files on the network) and Live Search. I am considering Opera as a browser replacement (not free), Mobile IE is not bad but it's not the greatest.
Pros: Beautiful full VGA screen. Can use with stylus or as touchscreen. Connectivity features include WiFi, Bluetooth and USB. Expansion includes SD and CF. Runs Windows Media 6.
Cons: Touchscreen is a bit tricky to use around the screen edges. A bit on the heavy and large side. Does not include GPS. It is expensive.
Summary: Well, after delays and more delays, this device finally came to be. With many companies shying away standalone PDA, it was breath of fresh air to see that the PDA market isn't totally dead. I purchased this device to upgrade from the HX4700. I tore into the box and charged up the device upon receiving my shipment. The new iPaq 211 looked gorgeous online, however it was only skin deep. The first thing I noticed was the cheap casing. What happened here?
Pros: LED Screen; WM6; 128mb RAM, New DPad; compact flash/SD slots
Cons: Cheap casing; Touchscreen not sensitive; expensive!