Summary: I just ordered this item and know after a day of doing research i am hearign both good and bad things, but the biggest problem i have is that it states in the add that an optional Traffic Channel Car Charger (FB055AA#AC3) is available for real time traffic.
Summary: I have used this thing perhaps 6 times and it has locked up on me twice. It would not turn off and I had to pull the battery out and then re-insert it. HP should be very embarassed to have release such a faulty product.
Good Concept but Rush to market destroys potential.
T. Collins, Amazon
5 February 2008
Summary: The concept and features are novel but this device needs alot of redesigning or work to bring it to its potential. Here are some negatives. The GPS reciever is no where near as sensitive as it should be, my garmin handheld does a better job of tracking my speed, It doesnt recognize very well when...
Summary: Pro: Good hardware specs. I like the gorgeous screen that comes with the wvga resolution. Con: For the hardware part, if only it has wifi support or SDIO... But the bad story is that Software is immature. A lot of stuff left unfinished.
Summary: I have owned this unit for 2 year now, and I like practically every aspect of this GPS unit (all the good things that everyone else has mentioned.) I never had a problem with strange routing like some people have mentioned, and any other quirks or "problems" are pretty easy to ignore, except for...
Summary: Like another person who posted, I too work for HP and I would not recommend this unit. That says something. It needs a FW upgrade to get around all the lock-up issues, takes forever to boot, takes 10-15 minutes to acquire satellite signals to tell you where you are, maps are not up to date, sound is...
Summary: I'm amazed at all the positive reviews for this lackluster device. I purchased it because of the 12 million POIs which theoretically are great but hard to access. I was also looking forward to the "brilliant" display which for me was underwhelming.
Summary: I have used this device about 3 months. seems the battery is close to dead now. Without a battery you could not use this device. it takes too long time to booting and there is delay for route instruction so you may miss one or two turns specially at small corners.
Summary: I bought it 4 months ago, if you want a travel comapanion make sure you choose something w internet conection; the games are cool for 10 min. mp3 player ok, navigation system pretty bad , freezes practicaly every single day!
Summary: I bought it for 199 and got an extra 30 off, but even then the system and maps included and upgradable in US through the HP site is old technology. The dual core 600 seems misleading- looking further I see 570MHz total and have seen it at 285 (only one core firing up)..