Pros tons of 3rd party apps available, powerful processor, wi-fi, windows mobile SE better than earlier editions, external speaker and voice recorder, touch screen, cheap
Cons Screen cracks easily, Windows Mobile is severely limited, limited storage (I think 64 mb with up to 4 gb external card), HP is abysmal
Summary I've had two of these, one which I've had for about a year, the other which I had for 2 months before the screen cracked. Why did the screen crack? It was in the pocket of my cargo pants (which are baggy) and somehow that cracked the screen. I haven't had any major problems with the new one, other that a broken speaker, 3 malfunctioning buttons and a file explorer that never works. It's good that there is so much 3rd party stuff available, or my rating would be much worse. Honestly, all the apps people have made makes up for all the junk I have to deal with. So yea, it's worth it, but if you don't baby it it will break, and somethings will break even if you do.
Pros Expandable SD slot, battery life, simplicity
Cons Weak wireless
Summary So I bought this product used off of Ebay almost two years ago. I liked the simplicity of the design, the wireless and the integration with Outlook. At the time I picked up a wireless keyboard and a 512 SD card. It took a little while to get used to operating system but the learning curve was pretty fast and the product quickly merged with my life. I used Word to keep notes in class, Excel to tracking my workout, Outlook to keep myself organized, Avantgo to read the NY times and a still had a bit of room for music.
Last spring my old 4GB ipod mini died. I decided to pick up a 4 GB SD card for the ipaq and download a decent music player. All I can say is WOW, it's taken the ipaq to a whole new level. Honestly, if this thing had regular cellphone service it would be the only device I'd EVER own.
"great little pda."on by dale303
Pros small, light, reliable
Cons main memory a little small
Summary Had one of these for nearly fours years now. Has only just started to show signs of wear and tear. However, as time has progressed, I've started to need more main memory than this device has. It's been a reliable main brain backup all that time.
Pros Good features versatile, nice product
Cons Screen cracks. Garanteed not to last more than 2 years.
Summary Fantastic features but very dissappointing product because screen is so fragile.
I handled the unit with great care but after 2 years the screen cracked for no apparent reason. Extented warranty does not cover cracke screen.
I will not buy another similar HP product.
Pros Beautiful Screen, Wi-fi, BlueTooth, 400MHz Processor
Cons Low Battery life when Wi-fi or Bluetooth is on, Poor Speaker
Summary I've had this product for over a year now and still use it consistantly on a daily basis.
My favorite use for it is one I didn't even plan on when I bought it. Video.
I watch movies and Tivo recordings on it while at work since I don't have time to watch them at home.
Other uses of course are Outlook planner and email, Microsoft Word, & Excel. I read the entire Potter series so far on this thing with Microsoft Reader. I use a map program called mapopolis to find my way around the city. I have programs to help me study on it as well.
The battery life so far when Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are off I find to be about 12 hours straight. When bluetooth and wi-fi are on, it can be as low as 2 hours. So don't plan to surf the internet for too long.
Speaking of internet, when i do have to go on the internet, it uses Internet Explorer and therefore has access to almost every webpage.
The speaker it has is kinda poor, but I never use it anyways, I always wear headphones and then it sounds great