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HP iPAQ Data Messenger

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of HP iPAQ Data Messenger. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the GPS navigation and camera are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the size and battery.

portability, usability, price, camera, GPS navigation

performance, screen, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HP iPAQ Data Messenger is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP iPAQ Data Messenger


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP iPAQ Data Messenger from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on The usability and performance get less positive opinions.

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22% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

HP iPAQ Voice Messenger


The HP Voice Messenger looks the business, but how well does it perform? Niall finds out.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : TechRadar Staff (

HP iPAQ Data Messenger review


Can the Data Messenger stand up to the latest QWERTY WinMo phones?

QWERTY keyboard ; Windows Mobile smartphone ; Office Mobile software included ; 65,000 colour touch screen ; HSDPA 3G ; Wi-Fi ; A-GPS ; 3.1 megapixel camera

Bulky and heavy ; Insensitive touchscreen operation ; Average earphones supplied

Spec-wise, the Data Messenger seems like a decent offering, but in use it just doesn't measure up to similar smart phones

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Crowdedbrain (

HP Data Messenger Review


HP are renowned for their business presence in the smartphone/PDA world and the Data Messenger is another fine example of a traditional device that provides only the essential features for business operation, whilst leaving all the fancy interface...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Daniel des Baux (

HP iPAQ Data Messenger review


If you are set on a HP device, maybe wait a little until WM6.5 is released and ships with it. Hopefully HP will improve the keyboard and up the screen resolution, I look forward to a revised model

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

HP iPaq Data Messenger Windows Mobile smartphone


Bulky, awkward and under-specced, there are rather better Windows smartphones available than this one.

A couple of years ago, this would probably have seemed like a decently solid, well-specced smartphone. But the competition has moved on, raising the standards of both style and function, and the Data Messenger doesn't cut it on either front.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

HP iPaq Data Messenger


Though it comes with some business-centric security features, this iPaq falls short when compared with other Windows Mobile devices out there.

Good suite of security software, Relatively inexpensive, Dedicated ringer switch

Poor battery life, QWERTY keypad hard to use, Small QVGA display, Optical sensor for directional pad not effective

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jonathan Cheah (

HP iPAQ Data Messenger


The HP iPAQ Data Messenger 3G smartphone with large touch screen display, full slide-out alphanumeric keyboard and GPS gives a new style to your mobile messaging experience. The HP iPAQ Data Messenger helps you communicate with confidence and distinction.

The software is the standard package for a Windows phone. You get a Windows OS and three MS Office programs. The Notes-Tasks-Calendar-Calculator applications are the common ones found in every Windows Mobile phone.

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (

HP iPAQ Data Messenger -


The HP iPAQ Data Messenger lacks that X-factor to stand out from the crowd of smartphones with QWERTY keyboards. We make our case within.

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rip off


WORST mobile ever. Here in Malta Int. Warranty is a joke. Had battery replacedafter less than 1 week. Even if blue tooth and wifi settings are turned off, battery does not last 6hrs. (very limited usage). Loaded with features but what are they for if...

Aug, 2010

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Poor Battery Life


I changed to the HP Data Messanger after previously using a Nokia 9500 (An excellent pda with usable spreadsheets and word processing, Good phone) The HP Data Messanger looks good but the functionality is very poor. The standard battery lasted me less...

Jun, 2010

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