I like this PDA considering its features. However, several friends of mine,who have a previous experiences with ipaq that ipaq is not as good as they appear to be..is that true? Could somebody confirm on that "rumours" so to speak?
Catalin, 12 Jul 2008I did buy yesterday this phone and I was fully disapointed and I realised that the windows mob... moreYou could download another localized ROM that includes English from HP’s site and then flash it to your phone.
I am having difficult selecting my personal cell phone with PDA. N95 8GB and HP iPAQ 612C, which one is better performance and features?
I finally find a gps free software that works with my ipaq 612. It is Google Navigator free version. It comes with some functions restricted such as get direction and gps navigation, creat path and navigation and save track line. In order to get the full version you have to pay USD 60.
You need to have a data conection in order to downnlow maps.
If anyone knows of any gps software with maps included (no necessary a data conection) and with more gps navigation features please tell.
Finally I am totally disapointed with battery life, my device only lasts 3 hours!
Everyone is having this super big problem?
The sound level is quite low, can't be used as wake up alarm.
The screen is almost unreadable under heavy sunlight
I did buy yesterday this phone and I was fully disapointed and I realised that the windows mobile version is in Polish (buying in poland) and has no english version. Is there any poisibility to upgrade the polish version with english version?
2wrist, 03 Jul 2008My Ipaq 612c connected easily to the internet via my celfone in the Philippines the first time... moreI use iPAQ 612c is good feature but is hanheld as modem and we connect via blootooh can not conect to internet
Using the phone is as simple as I've expected. For people with Google Maps questions - try IGO MyWay which works for sure on my device IPAQ 614c. If there is no map for your countries (map is *.fbl file format), than you can try any similar software with no need of downloading maps realtime (Garmin, Route66, TomTom etc). And please read a bit about GPS.
Also I can confirm that the device is working more than 3 months with 8GB Micro SDHC Card produced by ADATA and with price - 38$. Yes the device is not so loud but you can use vibrate and ring mode for incoming calls. Wi-Fi is perfect for me and I use it all the time, on every Wi-Fi spot, else I use 3G/GPRS with no problems till now. I have problems only with camera, sometime i have capture the pictures with wrong geometry of the objects but I've asked HP services and they sad that next ROM update (MP 1.03) might fix this issue.
My Ipaq 612c connected easily to the internet via my celfone in the Philippines the first time I used it. Without changing the connection settings, it can not connect to the internet again using my celfone. I tried to reset to factory setting and/or edit the connection settings but still unable to connect to the internet except when I connected through WiFi. Any help please.
Another problem is that with Mobile Windows Word, Excel and Note, the ENTER KEY of the keypad closes the program automatically (similar with the "OK" key function)instead of adding a new line or ending a paragraph. The ENTER KEY of the keypad works well only in TEXT MESSAGE editing. Is there any patch that can correct this?
justin_ng, 27 Jun 2008I'm having the word completion problem too.
It's not working on my HP 612c and I'm surprised ... moreOne of the consideration for getting the 612c was to use the keypad and t9, but i ended up using back the Keyboard half the time. Still can't really get used to the Keypad.
Called the HP helpline, but it seems the lady on the other end can't really understand my problem.
LSP, 26 Jun 2008Hi, anyone has problem with the "word completion" feature, using the Keyboard/Letter Recognize... moreI'm having the word completion problem too.
It's not working on my HP 612c and I'm surprised that nobody seems to be bothered by this issue? :(
Maybe everyone is using XT9 and I'm the only freak who uses word completion...
Hi, anyone has problem with the "word completion" feature, using the Keyboard/Letter Recognizer"? I can't get it to work. It only work when i input, using the keypad using the xt9.
Also, when i connect my bluetooth hands-free device, there is no indicating on of it being connected, on the Today screen. I onlt see the icon if i go to the phone function screen. Is this the limitation of this phone?
Shabayek, 19 Jun 2008It's takes a geek to hook this thing up with a password-protected Wifi network, and then, it m... moreI'd have to disagree with wi-fi comment. I just picked up my 612c the other day and wi-fi works like a charm.. I can connect to unsecure network or protected by WEP or WPA without any problems.. My only issue with the device is that it should have the screen flush and not sunken.. other then that it's pretty good..
It's takes a geek to hook this thing up with a password-protected Wifi network, and then, it might not go through... making it only possible to use with open wifi networks (from the point of view of a layman),
With its so-limited software package, I feel like cheated out of my money to buy this expensive piece of metal !
You need to purchase mapkings that works with the gps receiver which has already been in-built with the handset. You do not need additional hardware, only needed to install mapkings application/map/voice, etc, and voila you are on track.
Zach, 15 May 2008Hi seba, i have this phone as well and tried to use GPS function on Google Maps. Google Maps t... moreHai, good day. I have bought HP ipqq 612c. Its a great PDA so far, cause almost everithing is in there. But u mention mapking, where could i get this software. Is it require any other hardware to operate the GPS. Please advice me