HP iPAQ h6315 - Page 2

By Gerry Blackwell

November 16, 2004

The clip-on keyboard looks like an after thought. It adds almost an inch to the length of the PDA and also increases the thickness of the unit at the bottom to about an inchall in all, not terribly elegant. And to what end? It's easier by far to dial phone numbers using the on-screen keypad than it is to poke at the tiny round keys on the keyboard. (They're about 3/16th of an inch in diameter.)


On-Screen Keypad

I could generate text using the Pocket PC handwriting tools at about 20 words per minute or better without much practice. I doubt anyone could go faster on this keyboard and certainly not without long practice.


Thumb-Keyboard


Keyboard Attached

As a multimedia device, the h6315 more than holds its own against other devices. To my ears, it rivals dedicated digital music players for sound quality, and with an under-$100 1GB SD memory card, you can store a lot of digital music. It also did a reasonable job of playing downloaded video clips and streaming video when connected to the Net via the Wi-Fi network.


Side View with
Card Slot

Expansion Slot Up Close

Bottom line
This is a solid contender if you're looking for an "ultimate" PDA phone that can do everything and money is no object.

Reprinted from SmartPhoneToday.

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