HP iPAQ Voice Messenger

One, if not even the top ranked during HP among computer manufacturers for years, the American company played only a supporting role under the mobile phone manufacturers. Target of the insert in this business field was to be able to provide interested customers with the complete IT – and PBX-infrastructure from a single source.

  1. HP iPAQ Voice Messenger
  2. Data sheet
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Put it many great companies value so you can considerably simplify the maintenance? In addition to these business-toBusiness solutions HP is trying to establish itself but also in the retail market. And here a crucial step succeeds with the new iPAQ Voice Messenger forward.

Because for the first time offered a HP PDAPhone in Germany also with an operator: Vodafone is the comparatively dainty 420 euro phone without contract. With just over 100 grams of weight and dimensions of 113 x 50 mm 13 mm height, the Voice Messenger in the candy bar design takes away hardly any more space than a normal cell phone.

Unusual operation

The almost total absence of buttons buckles makes the device in the more shallow. The accuracy not affected the design only therefore, because each letter key twice, under count of digits is even triply occupied. That grants the individual handles itself in the narrow housing enough space, but increased attention when typing text calls.

In particular voice-Messenger-beginners may also irritate that not all buttons as pushers are designed: soft keys and five way navigation button react as sensor keys to pressure-free contact. The latter wants to right or left are affected also not around top, bottom, but requires a swipe from bottom to top, for example, to scroll upwards – that one must get used once.

The new iPAQ, however, dispenses with a touch screen. Who has them on the priority list, you can choose the larger and more expensive data Messenger from the same home. Where the Voice Messenger in addition to its compact size also is that he is completely operable with one hand. Particularly practical: He has a slide switch for the mute, and a dedicated key HP was giving itself the keypad lock.

Competitive equipment

Otherwise, Americans have put everything important in the small PDA-phone. About HSPA for the fast upload and download in the UMTS network, this includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in numerous profiles. You are available approximately 111 MB memory expandable via MicroSD up to 8 gigabyte card delivered.

The only transmissive, but very bright for this display is quite small due to the limited space available, may with its 320 x 240 pixels resolution but keep up with many current PDA phones. And finally HP its compact newbie even a GPS receiver gave.

From the lab

At run time, the Voice Messenger however have a few feathers. Here, the built-in battery is probably slightly too small failed to achieve more than satisfactory endurance values.

After all: average users will come across more than casual self in hard use the day. On the acoustic and more there’s still radio readings nothing – HP here shows that even a proven computer specialist can build good phones.

Bottom line: This applies also in the total consideration for the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger. It offers good handling, if also the user interface requires some getting used to. This hurdle is taken, makes the new iPAQ given by equipment and offered performance forget his compact body.

Data sheet

Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Wi-Fi standard
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
Call list / language selection
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)


Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 05/09
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points


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