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HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian

HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian
alaScore 79

28 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The portability is also mentioned favorably, but the camera and durability get negative reviews.

portability, usability

durability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HP iPAQ Glisten / HP iPAQ K3 Obsidian is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

HP iPAQ Glisten


This Windows Mobile 6.5 phone is easy to type on and makes quick work of e-mail, but there are better smart phones for your money.

At $179, the HP iPAQ Glisten is somewhat overpriced for what you get. Power users looking for a work and play device are much better off with a less expensive BlackBerry such as the Bold 9700 ($129), and mainstream consumers are better off with an OS...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

HP iPaq Glisten


The name "iPaq" evokes distant memories of those monolithic PDAs from a decade ago. Fortunately, the HP iPaq Glisten ($180 with a two-year contract from AT&T; price as of 12/15/09) looks nothing like its ancestors. But its operating system, however,...

Excellent keyboard ; Solid construction

Touchscreen too small ; Mediocre multimedia features

The HP iPaq Glisten has some great features for business users, but the small touchscreen can be difficult to use with Windows Mobile.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

HP iPAQ Glisten (AT&T)


The HP iPAQ Glisten is a middling Windows Mobile slab smartphone that will suit businesses running Microsoft back-end software just fine.

Vibrant AMOLED touch screen. Excellent keyboard. Tight Microsoft Exchange integration.

Poor Web browser and media player. Disappointing camera. Weak speakerphone.

Camera and Conclusions The 3.1-megapixel camera was another disappointment. There's no flash, auto-focus, or even a shortcut button. Many test photos were too blurry; shutter delay was a reasonable one second outside, but fell to almost three seconds...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Review Crew (

HP iPaq Glisten Cell Phone Review


It's been a while since we've seen a smartphone from HP here in the United States, but the company's hoping to shine with its new messaging device for AT&T, called ...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jen Edwards (

HP iPAQ Glisten Review


The iPAQ Glisten is available now for $380 directly from HP or for $180 from AT&T with a new or renewed two-year contract

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

HP Photosmart Mobile is included, and I enjoyed the picture viewer application. It was easy to organize my photos, send them via email and even set them up to print automatically from a memory card. A slideshow feature is also included, and it works well

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (

HP iPAQ Glisten Review - Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


The more things change, the more they stay the same, or so the cliche goes. It's apt enough for HP's latest business smartphone, the Glisten, whose form and function aren't so different from the 2008 HP iPAQ 910c. The looks have gotten more modern and...

QWERTY messaging phone that's well-suited to business

Small, low resolution display, not a multimedia demon

The HP Glisten is literally a solid Windows Mobile QWERTY bar phone. It's well-made, sturdy and not bad looking as business phones go. But we can't say it adds anything new or enticing to the mix, and there's little that's changed since the HP 910c...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jon Rettinger (

AT&T HP iPAQ Glisten Review


In this video, we wrap up coverage on the HP iPAQ Glisten, which runs on the AT&T network and is targeted at the business user. We talk about call quality, speakerphone, the Windows Mobile interface experience, and the hardware, then…

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: cathi (

HP iPAQ Glisten, AT&T


I have had my IPAQ for 3 weeks; enjoying and learning about new features daily.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: champ7de (

HP iPAQ Glisten, AT&T


got this phone bout 1 1/2 yrs ago. no problems at all. battery lasts5-6 days. great for txt, phone, gps, internet and organization. would reccommend to anyone.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: NuryC (

HP iPAQ Glisten, AT&T


I really enjoy how easy the iPaq Glisen is to use it did not take me long to adjust to it. THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT IS am a BoA customer and enjoyed the ease of using online banking but the iPaq has a security glitch and is not able to access Bank of...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1590


Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.1
Second Camera: No
Zoom capability:5x


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:6.35
Touchscreen: Yes


E-mail: Yes


FM radio: No


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS (satellite): No


2G standards:EDGE, GSM
Bluetooth: Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Ringer type:Polyphonic


Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:6.5
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:256


Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.34
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