Over the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of devices released by HP. Today continues our look at those devices by previewing the HP iPaq rx3715. The rx3715 is at the top of HP’s Mobile Media Companion line. It is geared for those who are looking to consolidate a PDA, MP3 player, camera, wireless internet/email terminal, remote for TV/VCR/DVD, and eBook reader into one compact device. This preview of the rx3715 just covers my first impressions. Final opinions may change for the full review to be posted in the near future.
There was plenty to get started with in the box:
- Battery: wasn t connected and had no charge; took 4 hours for initial charge
- Headphones: ear buds without the foam
- Cradle: nicely weighted
- Power cable: has an adapter that lets you connect directly to the iPaq instead of the cradle
- HP Image Zone software CD
- HP iPaq Companion CD: has ActiveSync 3.7.1, MS Outlook 2002, and HP Bonus Software package
- Getting Started Guide
- The How Do I Guide
- An accessory guide
- A special features guide for the Photosmart Camera and iPaq Mobile Media
After 2hrs of playing with the rx3715. Here are some points that I have noticed:
- The screen is well balanced. There is no none of that tinge of yellow that is sometimes seen on the iPaq line;
- The camera is much better than what I am used to with my Zire71. I like the digital zoom feature, even though it only takes a closer image at a lower resolution than the resolution that you were viewing;
- Wireless setup is a breeze.
- Coming primarily from a PalmOS device, it is not as fast going from application to application, but it is not terribly slow either.
That is what I have to report so far. Below are links to an image gallery of the actual device and then an image gallery of some photos I took today using the built-in camera on the rx3715. Feel free to ask me more questions in the forums and I will answer what I can. See you in a few weeks with the review.
- HP iPaq rx3715 Image Gallery of Actual Device
- HP iPaq rx3715 Image Gallery of Pictures Taken with Built-in Camera
Displayed above and below are a couple example photos taken with the rx3715, as you can see the quality with outdoor light is decent