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HP iPAQ Glisten

Announced
Nov 24, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Dec 10, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (160 ppi)
  • Slow processor (533 MHz)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

HP iPAQ Glisten is a quad-band GSM with tri-band 3G and runs on the Windows Mobile Professional OS. It's a candybar with a full QWERTY, 2.5" QVGA touchscreen with light sensor, 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3.5mm jack and a microSD slot for memory expansion.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.5)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.44 x 2.47 x 0.53 inches (112.8 x 62.8 x 13.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.66 oz (132 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 160 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 533 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.80 hours
      the average is 12 h (736 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.6 days (423 hours)
      the average is 21 days (505 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.10 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 14.8 days (354 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1590 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Nov 2009

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as HP iPAQ Obsidian K3, HP iPAQ KB1


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