Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Posted by Pete Paxton in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:00 AM
"The AT&T-bound iPAQ Glisten from HP has been unboxed for our viewing pleasure, video of which can be found immediately after the break. If you're not in such a hurry though, you'll want to know it's an AMOLED-fronted, Qualcomm-powered (533MHz) WinMo 6.5 device, which brings the BlackBerry form factor sans the RIM user experience, but plus a touchscreen. Another thing to note is that AT&T's online store will be the only place to get it, at the already announced $179.99 after rebates on a two-year deal. The video does a good job of comparing HP's return to the mobile space with a pair of similar devices, and we're left with the impression that it's a pretty chunky machine, but as usual we recommend seeing it for yourself -- and you already know where to find it."
I wonder how well the Glisten will do? Looks a ton like the Curve but I'm not sure if that's enough to convince people to buy it. Blackberry lovers seem to like their Blackberries because well - because they're Blackberries. Is a look alike with Windows Mobile 6.5 enough to perk interest? Will the touch screen on this form factor as well as beautiful screen be enough to shell out $180 for? My thought is that I probably won't be seeing these in the hands of most. What do you all think? Does it stand a chance or is it already on its way out the door?