In (partial) praise of IPaq 6315

9 thoughts on “In (partial) praise of IPaq 6315”

  1. Looks pretty interesting. Does it sync well with the Powerbook as well? I have been looking at the Nokia Communicator 9500 as well.. but i guess that’s gonna take a long time to come in.

    Plus I like the idea of using Xten softphone on the iPaq

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  3. I’m sure you all know the problems with this phone by now but jost in case you don’t, here is my two cents.

    This is a phone with “Dream Specs”. Unfortunately, the implementation is no where near the promise. I’m suprised there aren’t a flood of complaints about this thing on the message boards. There are many.

    Make no mistake, as a phone, this thing is absolutely unusable. Never mind the user interface problems, the awkward dialing methods, the poor speaker etc. It simply is not up to par as a phone. You will rarely be able to complete a call withouth getting disconnected. Even when you connect, the signal quality is poor to unintelligible. If you don’t intend to use the cellular functions then it’s a not bad PDA but then you’re better of with a different IPAQ.

    T-Mobile has changed their tune regarding support of this thing. Again, I’m surprised there hasn’t been a class action lawsuit regarding it. Before the infamous ROM upgrade last month, T-Mobile was offering its customers a switch, at no charge, to a Blackberry. They have discontinued that practice. Apparently cost control has taken precedence over customer retention. I have had my 6315 replaced 4 times now. Each time I get a replacement (refurb) that either has the same problems or brand new ones.

    My favorite tech support quote: “sir, the telephone features are not the primary use of this phone”. My favorite tier-2 quote: “we have to depend on HP to resolve the problems with this phone, we’re taking a loss too”.

    Shame on T-Mobile and HP!

  4. I realize this is somewhat outdated (note the dates above) but I was recently given this iPaq 6315 and managed to unlock it for use with AT&T but the phone… Is there someway to update the phone software. Can’t hear it ring (in ANY noise), on bluetooth it often does NOT have enough volume, etc. Any out there able to assist me? Please send a note to my email address.
    HLG

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