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HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability. The durability also gets good views, but many are negative about the camera and screen. Reviews are divided on the usability.

durability, portability

performance, screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

HP iPaq Glisten

 

The name "iPaq" evokes distant memories of those monolithic PDAs from a decade ago. Fortunately, the HP iPaq Glisten ($180 with a two-year contract from AT&T; price as of 12/15/09) looks nothing like its ancestors. But its operating system, however,...

Excellent keyboard ; Solid construction

Touchscreen too small ; Mediocre multimedia features

The HP iPaq Glisten has some great features for business users, but the small touchscreen can be difficult to use with Windows Mobile.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

HP iPAQ Glisten (AT&T)

 

The HP iPAQ Glisten is a middling Windows Mobile slab smartphone that will suit businesses running Microsoft back-end software just fine.

Vibrant AMOLED touch screen. Excellent keyboard. Tight Microsoft Exchange integration.

Poor Web browser and media player. Disappointing camera. Weak speakerphone.

Camera and Conclusions The 3.1-megapixel camera was another disappointment. There's no flash, auto-focus, or even a shortcut button. Many test photos were too blurry; shutter delay was a reasonable one second outside, but fell to almost three seconds...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

HP iPaq Glisten Cell Phone Review

 

It's been a while since we've seen a smartphone from HP here in the United States, but the company's hoping to shine with its new messaging device for AT&T, called ...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com.au)

HP iPaq Glisten (AT&T) review: HP iPaq Glisten (AT&T)

 

HP iPaq Glisten (AT&T)

The HP iPaq Glisten features a spacious QWERTY keyboard and offers the full range of wireless options. The phone has a sturdy construction.

The smartphone has a low-resolution screen that really isn't optimized for a touch user interface. It has subpar multimedia capabilities, and performance can be sluggish at times.

Offering the bare minimum, the HP iPaq Glisten fails to impress us. It can serve the role of a basic messaging smartphone, but there are better alternatives out there.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jen Edwards (brighthand.com)

HP iPAQ Glisten Review

 

The iPAQ Glisten is available now for $380 directly from HP or for $180 from AT&T with a new or renewed two-year contract

Gorgeous AMOLED display ; Snappy performance ; Good battery life

Relatively poor speakerphone performance, most notably low speaker volume ; Occasionally stuttery music playback ; Annoying five-way navigator

HP Photosmart Mobile is included, and I enjoyed the picture viewer application. It was easy to organize my photos, send them via email and even set them up to print automatically from a memory card. A slideshow feature is also included, and it works well

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

HP iPAQ Glisten Review - Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same, or so the cliche goes. It's apt enough for HP's latest business smartphone, the Glisten, whose form and function aren't so different from the 2008 HP iPAQ 910c. The looks have gotten more modern and...

QWERTY messaging phone that's well-suited to business

Small, low resolution display, not a multimedia demon

The HP Glisten is literally a solid Windows Mobile QWERTY bar phone. It's well-made, sturdy and not bad looking as business phones go. But we can't say it adds anything new or enticing to the mix, and there's little that's changed since the HP 910c...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jon Rettinger (technobuffalo.com)

AT&T HP iPAQ Glisten Review

 

In this video, we wrap up coverage on the HP iPAQ Glisten, which runs on the AT&T network and is targeted at the business user. We talk about call quality, speakerphone, the Windows Mobile interface experience, and the hardware, then…

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (hp.com)

HP iPAQ Glisten, AT&T

 

I have had my IPAQ for 3 weeks; enjoying and learning about new features daily.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (hp.com)

HP iPAQ Glisten, AT&T

 

got this phone bout 1 1/2 yrs ago. no problems at all. battery lasts5-6 days. great for txt, phone, gps, internet and organization. would reccommend to anyone.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (hp.com)

HP iPAQ Glisten, AT&T

 

I really enjoy how easy the iPaq Glisen is to use it did not take me long to adjust to it. THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT IS am a BoA customer and enjoyed the ease of using online banking but the iPaq has a security glitch and is not able to access Bank of...

Mar, 2011

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