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It is a slim, elegant PDA, which is quite rigid for a firm grip around the sides. Its strongest plus point is its price and its thin and light design.
Even because of its low spec., what makes RZ1710 stand firmly among the others is its simplicity.
What has it got?
It has latest OS with standard applications like Word, Excel, Messenger, and IE on it. These simple applications works perfectly on it and the basic applications (media playing and IMs) run happily on it with fine speed. It has WMP, two games Solitaire and Jawbreaker and it has a utility for editing images called HP Image Zone. It also has a SDIO/MMC slot that could hold up to 1GB of external storage cards.
Technically it is not the fastest and most advanced handheld available in the market.
Below is some of it tech. spec.
Processor: 203MHz, RAM: 32Mb (out of which 15MB available SDRAM, 10MB flash), Dimensions: 114 x 70 x 13mm, Wire connectivity: 22 pin serial cable, provided with USB and charger cable, it has a 3.5-inch transflective TFT (thin-film transistor)and has a screen resolution of 240x320 pix.
As you can see, main drawback with this handset is its processor speed and the RAM. With such low specification, it is quite inadequate for high applications to run comfortable on it. Another drawback is it does not come with any wireless connectivity. It has got doable MP3 player but what drags its down is its very short battery life and they estimate it to be about roughly 3hours 30 mins once fully charged and to add to the misery the battery is non replaceable. Also battery is used up quite quickly by running certain application like videos an d MP3's.
Price: Dramatic price difference depending on the retailers. Price vary from as low as £95 to £290.
To conclude if you are looking for a smart, solid PDA that can run the simple applications without trouble and is the cheapest one you can get - you have hit the nail at the right spot then.
This is a great little device, given to me just before my 14th birthday. It is very good considering the price, much better than a laptop. It is desireable to anyone - it has so many functions!..........
Improve productivity with Pocket versions of Microsoft® software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer for Pocket PC)
Manage important information such as your calendar, contacts, and tasks
Expand easily with integrated SDIO slot
Enjoy your favorite multimedia when you want
Customize your settings and buttons
Safeguard data from power loss or device resets with iPAQ File Store
The only drawback I found was that the memory card was small, but now I have a 1gig card and I can store at least 40 music tracks and 40 photos! It rocks... anyone who has one knows this. All my friends want one, buy it NOW!
The essentials you need at the value you want. The HP iPAQ rz1700 Pocket PC series is Microsoft Windows powered. A broad range of features, popular applications, expansion capabilities, and multimedia make the HP iPAQ rz1700 Pocket PC series essential for you to be productive at work, at home, or on the go. An industry standard SD slot gives you options for more expansion and information storage. Integrated Personal Information Manager (PIM) software package improves efficiency of calendar, contacts, tasks and appointments features. Achieve greater productivity with reliable technology.
|Product Description:||HP iPAQ Pocket PC rz1710 - handheld - Windows Mobile 2003 SE - 3.5"|
|Operating System:||Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 Second Edition|
|Display:||3.5" colour TFT - 240 x 320|
|Processor Clock Speed:||203 MHz|
|Total User Available Memory:||25 MB|
|User Available Memory:||Flash: 10 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards:||SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||7 cm x 1.3 cm x 11.4 cm|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|