I am from Singapore, and I bought the RW6828 three days ago to replace my 2-years-old O2 XDA IImini which broke down recently. Up to then I have never had any problem with the O2 mini, so it was perhaps this reason that I was so over-confident that I did not check the unit properly before leaving the mobile shop. My mistake.
At home, upon testing the music playback using WMP, to my horror I can hear a moderately loud background hissing noise over the music I was playing, using both the supplied headset as well as my Sony Nude Ex earphones with an adapter. One key reason I purchased the phone is to listen to music on-the-go (mainly instrumental songs), but the overall experience with this unit so bad it's worse than listening to our local classical radio station with my cheap freebie FM portable radio (with static, noise and all)!
I am not sure if this is a design issue or if I happen to have purchased a defective unit.
I immediately went back to the shop where I purchased the phone, but the salesmens were unfriendly and refuse to help, even tried hard-talk tactics on me. They even gaved me the wrong address for the HP service center -good thing I actually knew where it is!
Anyway, the unit is now with HP's Service Center for checks, but already according to them the noise is "normal"! They suggested that if I lower the external volume control on the headset, and at the same time increase the volume setting on the PDA, this will helps to reduce the noise. However, this solution doesn't work for me: I find the supplied headset of poor quality and horrible for listening to music. Instead, I have been using several other big/small earphones/headsets (incl my Sony Nude Ex)as well as one portable active speaker Sony SRS-T55 with my O2 mini, and ALL of them do not have an external volume control!
Anyway, to keep the long story short, since audio/sound is a subjective subject, I am half-expecting HP to return to me with a "sorry-no-fault-found" verdict.
So if music playback quality is important to you, I strongly advice u to test the unit with a soft intrumental song to see if the noise level is disturbing to you, before paying for the unit and leaving the shop.
I just own a HP Rw6828 few days ago. Below are the few questions I want to ask:
1.) Why playing movie so lag one?
2.) Every files or programs after I used it and closed, but the program still running This will cause the ROM no enough space to store. Somemore, cause the processor slow.
Hope someone can give me opinion. Thanks!
turn on the night mode all the time, and put it on flash.
it surely really works anywhere anyday ;)
The camera lens on these devices (including the Atoms etc) are very small - and as such, to get a good picture you need a bright subject to photograph. Try taking some photos outside on a well lit subject, and you notice a big difference
to turn on the speaker, just press "call" button (the green one) for a few second while talking
hi, can anyone help to advise how to take clear picture? My unit simply does not deliver a reasonable good pix. Also, anyway to increase the quality & volume of the speaker? Many Tx!
A few people I have talked to have been given the wrong battery with this phone - i heard that the phone was going to be recalled shortly due to technical issues.
Think this is great gift for people.. i thinking of buying this to a customer who did a presentation us and end up giving us a hardware deal.. hopes he likes it... and hope this works in our region Sri lanka
Sorry for my unclear description. The options mean those choices (itmes) you wish to display on the top e.g. PocketMusic. What I did is just unselect and select it again, then press (OK).
I am not sure it works for all of you. Good Luck!!
hey, just wan to know that do this phone come with an handfrees, and can this phone have speaker phone fucntion, Please advice.
Anybody tried to put ROM from O2 XDA Atom or Atom Exec???
I have the "no sound" problem on my IPAQ 6828. Do anyone know how to solve this problem?
Dear T_T, what do you mean by "just trigger the option in setting >> today" to get the sound back. I would be grateful for a clearer instruction, as I'm not very technically minded.
"Big finding", how could it be!!!!!!!!
[[For those who face a problem of "no sound"]]
Just trigger the option in setting >> today, then sould come again, suprise? yes
why? I don't know, HP don't know too
got mine last july06 and still have no problems. just got irritated at first because of the slow processing but if you want to speed-up, download softwares that will overclock the processor. i've done it and works smoothly. The pocketMusic slows the processing,the overclocking software helps on this. Speakers are good, not intended for loud music playing though...overall, i say 8.5/10.
just bought it on last saturday, not satisfied with it speaker, very soft, the ringtone is also to slow, so as pocket music. can anybody tell me how to on the loudspeaker? please...
I've been using IPAQ RW6828 for less than a month and now there is no sound coming out of speakers. Sound comes through fine in headset. Tried HP Customer Care but all the support consultant can help me was to try soft and hard reset which I have tried but didnt fix the problem. He then asked me to courier to HP with DHL (or something similar) and registered on my own expense.
I spent so much on the IPAQ itself and now I have to pay extra for the IPAQ quality problem. So much for Customer Care. He said he will get back to me in 24 hrs but still havent heard from him since. Hope HP will improve both quality on the IPAQ and customer service.
Hai all,If you have problem with downloading pages in net, just apply Hard Reset.This phone is extreamly the best.
Hi all. I'm a prospective buyer of the Hp Ipac rw 6828. I've been to the phone outlet and fell in love with it but they were out of sock. In the mean time I'm reading the comments and there seems to be a lot of pros with the fone. Can any1 advise me if its worthwhile to purchase the fone?
Does it have GPS on already installed. If not can I download it?
I gave up on HP productS three years back. When their PDA range came out I was so eagar. Then everything start sucking up...My advise....dun buy HP. Just another US company making a fool out of everyone. When my batt died I called....the helpline say the dun support it anymore....they advise go online and look for batt. What a load of crap