February 13, 2009 11:35 am
In Part 1 of our review of the recently launched Rogers Wireless HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger we took a gander around the hardware and did a little bit of surfing the web.
The 910 is a solid device. The style actually reminds me of the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, but unfortunately the 910 is a bit heavier coming in at 146 grams with overall dimensions of 113 x 64 x 16 mm. The actual battery is one of the main reasons why this is a hefty device… opening up the back to reveal the battery is almost the entire size of the phone!
Continuing on the design, you’ll see this has a nice chrome outlay that makes the device look sleek and professional. On of the areas that I got a bit frustrated was with the actual QWERTY keypad. You’ll see that the keys are close together with a chrome bar that separates the rows… this serves no purpose except for another design feature.
What is good about the keyboard is that there are dedicated keys to your calendar, menu, OK and e-mail. Also, programmable keys that give you fast access to your most used apps. In the middle of all this is the directional pad, even though it’s circular it doesn’t scroll, just goes up, down, left and right. Also a button that can act as a mirror is another OK button.
The 2.4 inch screen (320 x 240 pixels) is a good size for this device, especially when you are typing e-mails, text messages, calendar events etc. When we surfed the internet it loaded fast but was tough to read from how it actually showed up for us. This uses Windows Mobile 6.1 professional.
Other features of the HP iPAQ 910 are that is comes with a 3 mega pixel camera with flash, can take video. In addition this can hold up to another 4GB of memory.
Rogers has HP iPAQ 910 available for a promo price of $249.99 on a 3-year contract with a voice and data plan over $45 a month. More here at Rogers