HP should've gotten rid of that lousy keypad and replaced it with a bigger screen and a simple D-pad.
Funny thing is mine has blue backlight for the keypad, as soon as I turn it on, the green dial and red hangup button look exactly the same, blue.
This thing also gets awfully hot pretty quick. Don't like it much
Hey guys currently am using ipaq voice messenger...am planning to purchase this model is available in India..? any idea how much it cost ?
Anonymous, 23 Apr 2009How to use the built-in GPS?
Depends on Program you are using. Tom Tom Nav 6 needs GPS device as Wired on Com 6 to work. Also remember to assign a home or will take very long time to fix position. This has to be redone for every map you use so if crossing into other countries remember to set Hotel or Work as Home each time.
hey guys, how can you activate the MMS messaging? still cant receive and send picture messages. tnx
My Report on use of HP iPAQ 614c
I bought this phone from Thailand and it worked fine and i was starting to like it but later when i came back to my home country it does not search my network, although sometimes it does and little while after it says network not found. After doing a hard reset it seems to solve it.
Later on issues popping up:
Keypad: some keys are not actually working you have to press them so hard to get response. so it annoys so much when you dial a number and some numbers are missing.
Answering a Call: Sometimes the system gets so slow that when you receive a call and press the answer button it delays and even worse disconnects the call.
Camera: the digital photos at 3m pixels suck .. theres no use of taking photos at low light conditions and the LED flash no idea why they put it.
NO Support Available from HP
Speaker Phone: Not loud enough ... i can use it like an ordinary phone lol.
hey just let you guys know i am making wm 6.5 rom for this model, please see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=496283 for detail, but flash as your own risk even i flash >20 times without bricking my phone
sdr, 24 Mar 2009Well, I have had my iPAQ 614c for 14 days and it has turned in to a brick.It has several flaw... moreI have HP IPAQ 614C since april, 2008 so it is almost 1 year expiriance. E-mail is excellent, Internet also. BUT Phone softweare is worst ever seen, big delay beetween pushing answer and hearing somebody who phoned from other line, and also it can freez like PC.. My next one will not be HP, defently.
I have had my iPAQ 614c for 14 days and it has turned in to a brick.It has several flaws the worst of which is a weak support system. Since my phone is used for business only all of the video viewing, music listening, and photo viewing functions are of no consequence. Right out of the box the phone locked up on me. This I found was a known fault and there was a softpack to remedy it. After synchronizing my phone to our exchange server the phone locked up again. Several resets later it started functioning semi reliably. I tethered the phone to my PC and set up an ActiveSync partnership. The phone began sending random UDP and TCP port requests through our firewall which took time to sort out. There are registry entries, in the phone, which cause it to do this. After we thought all was settled we decided to re-apply softpack 40097. That appeared to have all gone fine and the phone carried out a normal reset and started a clean boot which it never recovered from. We loaded the Rom image to a 2gb standard MicroSD card and found that when the phone went to the SDLoader screen it halted. So,,,, now I have a brick.
Processor speed is ok but I compared this with the processor speed for a comparable HTC phone and found it lacking. Battery life is abyssmal; the worst I have ever seen.
Finally the support system.
My phone was purchased in the US through a reseller. I contacted HP for support and they declined stating that no US carriers were selling the phone. I called HP UK support and they declined stating the phone was purchased in the US even though it is of UK origin. So HP support is also a load of crap.
I have little good to say about the phone or HP's support structure. Neither of which are worth the time it woudl take to set a fire to it.
i was looking for this phone last year, unfortunately it isn't available in my area. so i ended up with SE P1i, and i am very contented with it..
currently using 614c in malaysia unlimited data plan,prior using 512,try download SKYFIRE,you be amazed,can watch youtube streaming,etc,anyoone out there tried?have to download youtube from freeware if need to watch and saved but is slow,any comments?
5eifer, 13 Nov 2008Hi,
Just want to ask. Anybody knows how to disable the XT9 function in making SMS messages.... moreto disable xt9 (permanent).
download & install this .cab file from your device: (only 20kB)
Dinesh, 17 Dec 2008can anyone plz tell me how to reinstall windows in this device?? step by step plz... thanxHi.
To reinstall the windows mobile on your ipaq 61x just download the update from the HP webpage. Search for it on the Support & Drivers section. You can choose from many languages. Just be carefully with the SKU ID wich have to match with yours.
my smarttouch navigation wheel doesnt working.is there any solition for it?
This devce will not receive even a 6.1 upgrade officially (unofficialy it has wm 6.1) but In my opinion - this device sucks it has so much hardware problems that it's not worth buying it at all.