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.
If 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