HP iPAQ Glisten: Conclusion

March 31, 2010 by Jen Edwards Reads (18,783)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Value
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 7.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


I like the HP iPAQ Glisten, and it’s a slick, powerful little device. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything terribly exciting about it either, aside from the gorgeous AMOLED touchscreen display. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I review a lot of devices, but it does seem the Glisten is something of a “me too” device.

HP iPAQ GlistenIf it had come out earlier, I could recommend it more enthusiastically, but right now, it’s a nice little Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional device in a market crowded with flashier models and Windows Mobile 7’s release looming. It’s worth a closer look if you’re tied to the Windows Mobile platform, but most consumers are likely to look elsewhere for their next smartphone fix.


  • Gorgeous AMOLED display
  • Snappy performance
  • Good battery life


  • Relatively poor speakerphone performance, most notably low speaker volume
  • Occasionally stuttery music playback
  • Annoying five-way navigator




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