HP phone may not 'Glisten', but its features shine

25 November 2009 — 10:07 AM

Hewlett Packard has added to its iPAQ smartphone range

One of the latest phones from one manufacturer has been panned for its name, but could still prove tempting to some people recycling mobile phones.

Eric Zemen said in a blog post for Information Week that Hewlett Packard (HP) has boosted its technological offerings over the years with occasional smartphones such as those in the iPAQ range.

However, he noted the upcoming Glisten is one that suffers from a moniker that is a little on the ridiculous side.

Despite this, Mr Zemen noted that on paper the handset "should be a winner" as it boasts a selection of features that could prove tempting to buyers.

These include a full AMOLED touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS support, as well as a qwerty keyboard and compatibility with the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.

In addition to the "pretty decent" 3.1-megapixel camera, the writer noted the stylish design of the gadget.

He concluded: "In fact, I'd say HP actually let someone with an artistic background fashion the looks and appearance of this phone."

Dave Clarke, online marketing manager for Envirofone.com, commented: "This latest review shows that competition is fierce in today's mobile phone market. With so many top of the range handsets available, there's little margin for error in terms of performance – bad news for mobile companies but great news for consumers!"

On its launch, HP's vice-president of marketing for global handheld business Susan Macke said the iPAQ Glisten "packs a powerful punch".

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