WMExperts have weighed in with their, well, expert opinion on the HP Glisten and seem to like it.
They found the device very similar in size to other Windows Mobile smartphones with front-facing keyboards, that the device had a good screen and great battery life, and was very stable, but that some of HTCâ€™s enhancements were missed.
I have to admit, I like the Glisten.
The size and slightly contoured edges felt good in the hand. I liked the keyboard but wished the top and side controls were raised just a little to make them easier to manipulate. The Glisten zips along nicely running Windows Mobile 6.5 and while it may not have the flash of other Windows phones, I found it to be a very capable Windows phone.
The AMOLED screen grew on me and it has its advantages over the traditional screen (works well outdoors). I don’t think the AMOLED screen is a deal breaker but does add to the phone.
AT&T is offering the Glisten for $179 after rebates and contractual discounts. Hewlett-Packard will be offering the Glisten without contractual strings for $379.99. If a front facing QWERTY keyboard styled phone is what you’re looking for, the Glisten should make everyone’s short list.
Read their full review here.