HP iPAQ Glisten reviewed in detail


Pocketnow have published their full review of the HP Glisten. They note the device has good one handed use, many and programmable buttons, feels very secure in the hand due to its soft touch paint, has great battery life and has a good bit of ROM and RAM.

They note also however HP has done very little customization, including omitting even simple things such as activating Cleartype, making the QVGA screen look even worse, and did not even include any easy to access task manager. The camera was also not of the best quality and photos were very noisy.

They concluded:

The iPAQ Glisten is a bare bones productivity device. It is in no way flashy or exciting, but it wasn’t intended to be. It’s a business device that has great battery life, terrific one-handed usability, and a great keyboard. If you’re a fan of the candybar QWERTY form factor, the Glisten will make you happy. But if you want a device that can do more than just communicate, you’re better off with a device like the AT&T Tilt 2.



  • Fantastic battery life
  • Great speakerphone
  • Excellent one-handed usability
  • Great keyboard
  • High build quality, solid in-hand feel
  • Clear call quality
  • Has a 3.5mm audio jack
  • Low resolution screen
  • No software enhancements included
  • Poor camera/camcorder
  • Poor multimedia experience
  • Must remove battery to swap microSD card
  • Read their full review here.

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