Sunday, February 1, 2009

HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger Unlocked Cell Phone with US 3G, 3 MP Camera, Media Player, MicroSD Slot - U.S. Version with Warranty

HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger Unlocked Cell Phone with US 3G, 3 MP Camera, Media Player, MicroSD Slot - U.S. Version with WarrantyKeep on top of all your business communications with the powerful HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger, which combines the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system with an easily accessible QWERTY keyboard. You'll enjoy fast downloads via 3G networks in the U.S. and abroad, and it includes Wi-Fi connectivity for connecting to open wireless networks at the office or at Wi-Fi hotspots. You'll also be able to navigate unfamiliar territory or around traffic problems easily with the multi-mode GPS receiver and Google Maps application for quick street map and points of interest access.

With the power of the updated Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, you'll stay easily connected to your business and personal data on the go with support for a wide variety of email accounts as well as the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents. Other features include a 3-megapixel camera (with video capture), Bluetooth connectivity for both communication headsets and stereo music streaming, 256 MB internal memory, MicroSD memory expansion, and a long-life 1940 mAh battery.

Check out the Flash demo for the iPAQ 910 (link opens a new window).
The Windows Mobile 6 operating system enables you to view and edit Word and Excel documents as well as provides instant message capabilities via Windows Live Messenger. (See more details about Windows Mobile 6 below.) You'll also get an enhanced Outlook Mobile experience that enables you to view emails in their original HTML format and enjoy quick access to contacts with the ability to search a call history and contacts database.

This unlocked version of the HP iPAQ 910 can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz). It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider. When paired with a compatible 3G network that uses HSDPA 850/1900/2100 MHz connectivity, you'll enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless services with speeds up to 384 Kbps--from data connectivity to your office to multimedia streaming, and take advantage of simultaneous voice and data services. In the United States, you'll be able to access 850/1900 MHz 3G networks, while the 2100 MHz connectivity allows you to access 3G networks in Europe and Asia. This phone also provides compatibility with EDGE data networks.

Phone Features
The advanced HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger has an extra-large 2.46-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and support for 65K colors. Below the standard navigational rocker and send/end/soft keys, you'll find a full QWERTY keyboard that makes it easy to type out full emails as well as send quick text messages while on the go.

With the iPAQ 910's QWERTY keyboard, you'll be able to quickly type full emails as well as send short text messages in a snap.
The 3-megapixel camera enables you to capture high-resolution still photos as well as record short video clips (at QCIF/176 x 144-pixel resolution), all of which can be stored in the 256 MB internal memory or optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 4 GB in size). The integrated Windows Media Player allows you to quickly and easily transfer your favorite music from your PC, and it's compatible with MP3/AAC/AAC+/WAV/WMA music file formats as well as MPEG4 videos.

This phone provides Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity with EDR (enhanced data rate), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and audio/video remote control. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You'll also be able to access open Wi-Fi networks in offices and hotspots via the integrated 802.11b/g wireless connectivity. And with the embedded A-GPS receiver, you'll be able to easily locate your next appointment in unfamiliar cities.

Other features include:

  • Built-in microphone, speaker, headphone jack and MP3 stereo
  • Speakerphone
  • Call vibration
  • Voice dialing, voice commands, and voice recording function
  • T9 predictive text input
  • MP3/MIDI/AAC polyphonic ringtones
  • Supports Java 2.0 platform
  • Intel Marvell PXA270 416MHz processor
  • Mini USB 2.0
  • Hardware buttons: Alphanumeric keyboard, scroll wheel, 5-way navigation, 2 soft keys, volume control, send /end buttons, reset, voice command
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BIP (for sending images to another device), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PAN (personal area networking)

Vital Statistics
The HP iPAQ 910 weighs 5.4 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 inches. It has a 1940 mAh lithium-ion battery for extra-long talk and standby times. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as the HSDPA 850/1900/2100 MHz 3G frequencies.

Customer Review: good

a love it, but I hope that the alarms could choose an MP3 file , but only have simples bored ringtones.

The sound of the ringtine is too low I can't listen it.


Customer Review: Misses the mark! What good is a phone you can't hear?

I have owned and used the folowing to compare this to: 8525/Hermes, t-mobile Dash, Ipaq Ultimate 8502, Samsung Blackjack, T-mobile Curve 8310, and 8320, Treo 680, AT&T Tilt, Motorola q9h (my current favorite), Audiovox SMT5600, and a couple others I don't recall all the model names on some of the rest, but you get the idea. I have quite a bit of experience with smartphones, primarily Windows Mobile.

This phone has the potential to be nice, but is pretty weak when you consider the price. Because these do not have a carrier agreement, they are never available discounted, the cheapest you can get one right now is $350 for a used one, maybe $390 for almost new, $450 plus for brand new. Now I realize that is inline with other phone of this caliber, but this phone is just too QUIET. You can barely hear it ring, can't hear the notifications at all really. There is an app inside it to boost the volume, but anytime the phone reboots, it resets back to too quiet.

It's just a waste of time and money for them to make a phone like this that you can't hear.

For $150 you can get a tre 750, motorola q9h, t-mobile dash, 8525, tilt, etc. THey all have better volume then this.

Besides that, the battery life is poor, and the processor even though is not real slow is not real zippy considering the battery useage and the price.

For corporate use only, it's probably ok, but just barely. I mean if the company was paying for my phone, I might use this one.

wifi works fine.

Has a nice form-factor, a little cheap feeling build quality (but not too bad).

I have found the q9h to be the best overall smartphone for me. Durable, LOUD enough. Nice rugged feel and good form factor. No touch screen though.

If you want a Windows Mobile Phone with touch screen and qwerty on top, you have a few choices: ipaq 910, treo 750, imate 8502. The 8502 keyboard was a little too tight for me. The treo does not have wifi and alittle older, but a good choice because it has a carrier discount, which means the second-hand market you can find them for $100! It has everything this has but GPS and Wifi.

It all depends on what is important to the user. For personal use, not that good because too quiet. Hard to justify spending $400 hard cash on a phone you can't hear!
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