Summary: I've had a 4355 for 4 years-and last week it was literally run over by a bus!
I reviewed and tested many new PDA/Smartphone devices, but none of them were suited to my needs-easy typing, stable and usable word processing and spreadsheets, easy customization and reliability. Most of the new units sacrificed utility to include phones, games or text messaging-not what I needed.
Fortunately, I was able to buy a brand new 4355 from an Amazon seller.
Summary: Pros: Keyboard entry is easy, screen is clear, sound is clear and overall easy to use.
Cons: The device is somewhat large, some driver problems, but those can be updated easily.
Most times when people write reviews, it is because they are dissatisfied with a product. However, I found this product very easy and simple to use. I've had mine for about a year now, after I bought it "used" off of eBay.
Summary: I had an HP IPAQ RZ1715 and I upgraded to the HP IPAQ 4355. The 4355 is a very good pocket pc. I had no trouble connecting to the wireless network of my university. The total memory is 64 MB which makes running multiple applications possible, something that was unthinkable with the 1715. Obviously there is a limit to the number of applications that you can install and run with the 64 MB or memory.
Summary: I've had this PDA for 6 months and it's been very useful in most cases. My one big complaint is that you cannot use a bluetooth cordless headset to listen to mp3 music/audio. This is something HP needs to upgrade. I would rather not have to switch to a corded headset just to listen to music.
Summary: I bought this unit one year ago, and I love it. I have some recommendations about ways to take the best of it:
1. Don't buy it before you buy a hard case. The screen is extremely fragile. Mine broke while I had the unit in my pocket. Use an aluminium hard case and never take it out of it.