mariobl, 13 Feb 2011George phone turn off when battery reaches 50% because it's old battery, when battery new and ... moreabout the battery auto shut off, search on the internet for this file sp38904.exe and download it, then open the program, the files will be installed in your C:\iPAQ directory,read the README instruction.
George phone turn off when battery reaches 50% because it's old battery, when battery new and original that problem will not happen. I upgrade my HP 614c on Windows mobile 6.1. upgrade firmware too, and phone works great. I have only one problem with GPRS because he don't turn off automatics when I exit from browser. But phone is great very easy for navigate, smart wheal on manila edition is perfect, and I reccomend for install a few programs that improve a functionality of that phone like is Inesoft Phone EX v5.0 that fix problems of time lag after you answer to phone, and WoW HD that improves sound louds level and qualitly also, and Resco contact manager. I love this phone becaus he have option for touch screen and hardware classic keyboard. Only Motorola Droid pro XT610 have that but that phone is expensive like a two hp 614c. Great phone with a lot of acessories is business navigator, you can repair yourself with manuals on youtube, web and buy almost every part of him.
I bought 614c several years ago and I must say that it is the worst phone I have ever had. It is a business phone, somebody said it is not pleasure. I totally agree, but it is definitely not business, far from it. Most basic features that any phone have like calling is not working at all. When battery reaches 50% it tends to freeze but only when somebody calls you and you can guess, when you restart it you will not see any missed calls. Most annoying thing is that during that period when it is friezed it will give ringing sign to anyone who is calling you but you will not be aware of that in any way. Same goes with SMS, etc. Business they said, oh yes, in your dreams. That phone cost me lot of money because of those calls that I was not aware of. I applied upgrades, send emails to support, nothing has been done and to be honest I didn't expect it to be because that is how it is designed and implemented. There's nothing professional in it it. I'll not mention other issues, they were told over and over.
HP, yours very disappointing and never again customer.
click here to upgrade firmware n bios
click here to buy battery.
click here to find windows mobile software.
Replace your battery and it will be ok.
I use this great phone about half year and I am very satisfy. Recommend all that upgrade windows mobile to 6.5. and install aplication Resco contact manager, this is better than Manilla Touch sense who can also can be install on this phone. For this phone you have many aplications for free, install Omarket and Marketplace to install all for free.
I used this great iPAQ for 1 year, great in every way untill the day that it just "died", can´t charge battery or turn it on and tech support is not the best. Did it happened the same to anyone? I'd apreciate some feedback. :)
spencer, 11 Aug 2008The problem with this phone is the built-in alarm ringtones are all to quiet and low pitched. ... moreIn order to set any tune as alarm in the HP iPAQ, all you need to do is convert your tune to wave and place it directly in the windows folder (and not any subfolder), then it should show up on the list of alarm tunes to choose from.
I have both Ipaq 612C and Nokia 5800. In comparing that two, in term of GPS sattelite reception, 612C is much better than Nokia. Maybe bcoz Garmin Windows Mobile version is better than Symbian version. When it comes to battery 5800 is 150% better than 612C.
Anybobody can tell me where I can buy second battery for this Ipaq 612C?
Just buy my hp 612c last week (24 April 2010).
With Windows Mobile 6.5.
- Got wireless and Sound after install application.
- Always "hang"..
Upgraded firmware 8.9 from HP website.
Result...TIP TOP. No issue at all.
I install a lot application without any issue..
After used it while...only not satisfied with Sound quality and Camera quality..
HP should start used Carl Zeis Camera and create Secondary camera for iPAQ Model...
phileos, 13 Oct 2009Do NOT buy this phone, unless you like to go to HP service center for their free coffee. I've... moreI agree, mine turns off about every hour, even if it's fully charged, ring tones are too quiet, when it's in the car using the GPS, it stops charging suddenly. HP won't even answer my emails about it. Very annoyed with HP over this phone.
My 614 resets itself about every hour or so and normally when I am on a call or sending an SMS. Has anyone else had this problem or am I the only one?
My friend had this phone for several months as he got it cheap from a relative who works for HP. He had a lot of trouble with it, from poor battery life, freezes and random restarts, to poor audio quality, trouble with bluetooth(many standard headsets did not work and it had trouble pairing with other phones) and wi-fi connections among others. The only thing that was cool about it was scroll keypad wheel. The touch screen required you to use the stylus all the time. Finally he just couldn't wait to get rid of it, and he got a Nokia 5800 which wasn't that great either.
spidey, 25 Jan 2010one of the best phone i have. i never find the problem with this phone. one i dont like from t... moreIts a wonderful phone, it gives me confidents, and makes my daily activities easy. And i see it as my mobil office.Although, i prefare silver colour, and i wish that it stillcome with its short antena, HpIpaq 2004. Thak you.
This PDA is the best phone i have ever had. Only thing i do not like is the short batery life. I ordered new one but I still did not received it.
Recomendation on this device.
one of the best phone i have. i never find the problem with this phone. one i dont like from this phone is about size this phone is to fat....
This PDA is a really nice looking one, the keypad closes the gap between ppl that don't like to write on virtual keyboards and those who like to write a message on the run.
I have one of these for 1 and half year and i must say that the performance isn't that good at all but it does it's job with a good bunch of features.
Hardware wise, the GPS is a bit slow to get satellites on the first run, the Wireless card is quite weak and has been breaking like Pop-Corn. The processor gets overloaded too many times which makes me restart the phone a couple of times per week but still, it does what he's suposed to if we have some patience.
Too bad HP decided to remove it from stores soo early and released it in such of a "vanilla" state. It could be better if they wanted to.