HP iPAQ Glisten review

HP hasn’t done much in the smartphone market to date. In 2008, they came out with three devices, the iPAQ 910, the Data Messenger and the Voice Messenger, none of which were successful. These devices, while good for the mobile professional, didn’t really have a mass market appeal. Well HP is back, this time with yet another device aimed at the business user.

The HP iPAQ Glisten has a Qualcomm MSM7200A CPU running at 533MHz on Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. It has 512MB ROM (200MB accessible), 256MB RAM (~140MB accessible), and has a microSD/HC expansion slot for added memory. The resistive AMOLED touchscreen is 2.5″ and is QVGA 320×240 resolution. It’s a quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900) phone with triband UMTS (850/1900/2100) with HSDPA. It also has assisted GPS, WiFi b & g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, USB 2.0, and a proximity sensor. For audio, the Glisten has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and for syncing and charging there is a microUSB port. The rear camera is 3MP with no autofocus or flash. Powering the device is a 1590mAh battery.

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