Just when we thought a successful iPad launch would keep Apple happy for the rest of the month, along comes news of an iPhone OS 4 event on April 8th! Sadly there isn’t much detail as to what to expect, and we must commend Apple for keeping a tight lid on leaks for this one. Could it be that they’ll finally address multi-tasking? I’d like to think they’ll finally give the Spotlight search screen some use. What are your predictions?
HP’s lack of a smartphone demo at Mobile World Congress has some industry observers concerned that the world’s largest PC maker is failing to use its influence and dominance in the personal computing space as leverage to gain customers in the smartphone space under the company’s iPAQ line, a brand that HP had inherited after it acquired Compaq and retired its in-house Jornada line. Once the crown jewel of the Windows Mobile space during the PDA days, the iPAQ brand has not gained much momentum as HP shifted its attention from stand-aone Windows Mobile PDAs to Windows [...]
In this video we cover the software on the HP iPAQ Glisten. Overall, HP has done little to change the defaults of Windows Mobile 6.5. There is no home screen replacement, there are no unique programs that are interesting, and the interface is completely stock. This may be a good or bad thing, depending on your uses. For the power and business user, this bare-bones install of Windows Mobile may provide a clean and fresh canvas that will allow for speed and customizability, but for those wanting some eye candy, they’re out of luck.
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In this video we take a look at the hardware on the HP iPAQ Glisten, which runs on the AT&T network. We find that overall, the build quality on the Glisten is solid. The traditional D-Pad and other Windows Mobile buttons allows for great one-handed usability, something that we’re not used to seeing on newer Windows Phones.
The keyboard, while identical in design to the Motorola Q9h (just about), has buttons that don’t “click” as much. Whether this is a good or bad thing is still to be determined.
Although the screen is only QVGA resolution, [...]
In this video we unbox the new HP iPAQ Glisten for AT&T. The device is aimed at professionals that want no-frills messaging productivity. AT&T won’t be selling these devices in stores; instead, you can only get it from their website where they are selling for around $179 after discounts and rebates or $379.99 without a contract.
In terms of specs, the Glisten sports a 533MHz Qualcomm CPU with 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM, plus microSD expansion. It’s got a smallish 2.5″ QVGA AMOLED resistive touchscreen display, plus a huge 1590mAh battery which should [...]