HP iPAQ rx3715 Reviews

HP iPaq rx 3715 pocket pcThe HP iPAQ RX3715 Pocket PC is powered by a 400MHz Samsung ARM-based processor and has an onboard 1.3 MegaPixel digital camera, integrated 802.11b Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies, and over 150MB of storage space available.

HP iPAQ rx3715 Reviews

PC Magazine writes about HP iPAQ rx3715 (review):

The first thing you’ll notice on the rx3715 handheld is the 1.2-megapixel camera. Supported by a pretty good photo application that takes full advantage of Windows Mobile 2003 SE’s landscape mode, it took sharp, albeit washed-out, pictures. The images tended a bit towards green in our simulated daylight tests. The photo app shows shutter speed and aperture when you’re framing your shot, which is very useful. But even at the fastest shutter speeds, we found we had to hold the rx3715 pretty still to get good photos.

The iPaq rx3715 has a slew of mobile-media applications; these let you stream audio and video over an 802.11b network from your PC.

The HP iPAQ rx3715’s 1.2-megapixel camera makes it a unique beast among Pocket PCs in the U.S. Combined with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking, you have a flexible and powerful device. Just don’t throw away your dedicated digital camera quite yet.

HP iPaq rx3715 Mobile Media Companion is reviewed by the Cnet Reviews team:
“HP is pitching its new iPaq rx3715 not as an organizational tool but as an entertainment device (hence the Mobile Media Companion name instead of Pocket PC). In addition to the basic digital audio and video features found on most Pocket PCs, this $499.99 model sports a built-in 1.2-megapixel digital camera and apps for managing digital music, photos, and video on PCs throughout your home via a Wi-Fi wireless network.

These features gets good ratings: Extralong battery life; impressive performance; integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; built-in camera; user-replaceable battery.

While the HP iPaq rx3715’s Media Companion functions didn’t inspire us, this PDA’s features and top-notch performance make it well worth considering.”

Bargain PDA reviews the HP iPaq rx3715 and writes

The HP iPaq rx3715 is possibly one of the most feature packed and balanced PDAs on the market today. With features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and Consumer IR, the ability to go wireless is nearly unparalleled by any handheld. You are also treated to an excellent 1.3MPx HP Photosmart camera, though no flash does limit its usage. Plenty of RAM (196MB total) ensures that you will not easily run out of space

Overall, it is hard to find a fault in the iPaq rx3715 from HP other than its price. For $500, it is about $150 more than the Dell Axim x30 624MHz Combo. For that reason, and the lack of a VGA screen resolution, I would say that you may be better off looking at other devices. But this is a good PDA, if not a questionable buy, no matter how you look at it.

Vnunet featured an HP iPAQ rx3715 review and writes:

“Although the rx3715 will also shoot video (complete with audio), viewing captured footage will probably be enough to put you off bothering again. Fortunately, that’s one of the rx3715’s few letdowns (a second, more frustrating one, being the elfin control buttons and minuscule direction pad).

HP has included Bluetooth and Wifi facilities. Thanks to a pair of dedicated applications, these are both simple to set up and use. We had our review rx3715 wirelessly networked in one minute, and managed to get it talking to a Bluetooth mobile phone just moments later.
As for portability, HP’s latest PDA is easily pocketed and comfortably light. The company estimates a battery life of up to 12 hours, but we found around half that to be nearer the mark.”

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