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HP iPAQ hw6515 review

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The HP iPAQ hw6515 currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 44 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
312 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP


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Mobile Tech Review

The HP iPAQ hw6515 shares the same goals as its predecessor; it's a PDA/Phone cross-over that includes a good sized thumb keyboard to turn the unit into a Blackberry and Treo-busting mobile communicator. This time they came back with mostly good specs; an Intel XScale PXA270 312 MHz processor, 64MB...

- Michael Thwaite , Mobile Tech Review


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Palm released the HP iPAQ hw6515 on October 1, 2005.


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Palm backs up the HP iPAQ hw6515 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The HP iPAQ hw6515's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
312 MHz

There is a Intel PXA272 312 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (Ozone update) operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, SD, MiniSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Palm's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

HP iPAQ hw6515 Specs

Overview
Release date October 1, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (Ozone update)

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Processor Intel PXA272 312 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.83 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Headset, Software CD, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 7.1 x 2.1 cm (4.6 x 2.8 x 0.8 in)
Weight 175 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry -
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, AIM, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD, MiniSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Pre-installed
Apps
Included Software / Apps Outlook, Word, Excel, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Reader (eBooks), Terminal
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): hw6510 (no camera)

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Mobile Tech Review

The good hardware is let down by mediocre software

from Mobile Tech Review

The HP iPAQ hw6515 shares the same goals as its predecessor; it's a PDA/Phone cross-over that includes a good sized thumb keyboard to turn the unit into a Blackberry and Treo-busting mobile communicator. This time they came back with mostly good specs; an Intel XScale PXA270 312 MHz processor, 64...More

The HP iPAQ hw6515 shares the same goals as its predecessor; it's a PDA/Phone cross-over that includes a good sized thumb keyboard to turn the unit into a Blackberry and Treo-busting mobile communicator. This time they came back with mostly good specs; an Intel XScale PXA270 312 MHz processor, 64MB each RAM and Flash ROM with about 57 megs and 12 megsavailable to the user. The biggest improvements to the specifications are the inclusion of a quad-band GSM phone, a great implementation of Bluetooth 1.2 and a defining new feature on a PDA/Phone- Integrated GPS.

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Amazon

Too Many Features, Not Enough Battery Power

from Amazon
After all the hype about the Treo 650, I decided to try it. I didn't like it! I felt awkard and uncomfortable in a non-Microsoft environment. I switched to Hp Ipaq 6515(which I purchased on ebay for just over $200). I like it very much. Having three different radios (bluetooth, infrared, and cellular)...More
After all the hype about the Treo 650, I decided to try it. I didn't like it! I felt awkard and uncomfortable in a non-Microsoft environment. I switched to Hp Ipaq 6515(which I purchased on ebay for just over $200). I like it very much. Having three different radios (bluetooth, infrared, and cellular) to communicate is very convenient for me. I also enjoy the GPS receiver and the large 2.5" display which makes reading maps very easy. The keyboard is somewhat cramped, but fine enough for short emails and texts. I do not use the camera very much because I purchased the unlocked version on Ebay, so I cannot send or receive picture messages. As one reviewer mentioned the flash can double as a handy flashlight. What sold me on this phone was the sd card and mini sd card slots. How many cell phones/pdas can tout that! I have owned my phone for about 10 months now and am starting to experience probles with battery life. The phone will shut down completely, even when I have 65% or more remaining. This does not happen when I have the phone plugged in, but then it wouldn't really be a cell phone then, right? I would recommend this phone to any power user. PS- Some things I would like to see in the next version: 1. A better battery! 2. WIFI included. 3. Preinstalled GPS Software 4. A better speaker. Less
Amazon

Not a reliable device

from Amazon
After first couple of months of honeymoon, ipaq started to power off by itself for no apparent reason. Everytime I had to go thru remove the battery cover remove the battery replace battery replace battery cover and in few hours it shuts down., Cingular sent a replacement battery cover but it is of no...More
After first couple of months of honeymoon, ipaq started to power off by itself for no apparent reason. Everytime I had to go thru remove the battery cover remove the battery replace battery replace battery cover and in few hours it shuts down., Cingular sent a replacement battery cover but it is of no use. I don't have any expectation from HP in terms of getting it replaced (past experience makes me not approach them). In a nutshell DON'T BUY THIS PHONE Less
Amazon

State of the Art

from Amazon
If you want a phone that is ahead of the times this PDA is for you. Do not order the 6945 upgraded one. It is a little faster but you loose the 2 Gig SD card slot! The Wifi mini card for the 6515 is better for the little speed the 6945 is no buy this still stands as state of the art in high end pda pho...More
If you want a phone that is ahead of the times this PDA is for you. Do not order the 6945 upgraded one. It is a little faster but you loose the 2 Gig SD card slot! The Wifi mini card for the 6515 is better for the little speed the 6945 is no buy this still stands as state of the art in high end pda phones. I have TOMTOM, with trafffic, The whole USA street maps on my card. Satelite link with google maps download smokes the rest for location and traveling. I will buy another one if nothing else comes up that is as good! I find no problems with the phone and pda everything works well. No bugs that i could not fix. Less
Pricegrabber

This phone is pretty good. The outlook has a few g...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Large screen, full qwerty keyboard, 1.3 Mega pixle camera, OS Weaknesses: low speaker volume, low ringer volume Using experience: 3 Months This phone is pretty good. The outlook has a few glitches but the GPS feature is great as well as the bluetooth. I haven't had any problems with my phone...More
Strengths: Large screen, full qwerty keyboard, 1.3 Mega pixle camera, OS Weaknesses: low speaker volume, low ringer volume Using experience: 3 Months This phone is pretty good. The outlook has a few glitches but the GPS feature is great as well as the bluetooth. I haven't had any problems with my phone and I purchased it as a refurb. The keypad would be better if it stayed lit longer. Haven't figured out how to make that happen. All in all a good buy. Less
Pricegrabber

I used to travel with a phone, a PDA, a laptop, an...

Strengths: Great all in one, an office on the run. Phone works fantastic, GPS is a huge help when traveling. Web browsing and realtime email are fantastic. Reception of phone signal and GPS are amazing. Weaknesses: Camera boot time is slow. Battery can be used up in a half a day if you're working the...More
Strengths: Great all in one, an office on the run. Phone works fantastic, GPS is a huge help when traveling. Web browsing and realtime email are fantastic. Reception of phone signal and GPS are amazing. Weaknesses: Camera boot time is slow. Battery can be used up in a half a day if you're working the device hard e.g. GPS running. Minor nit, it has a 2.5mm jack and my headphones are all 3.5mm. Using experience: 3 Weeks I used to travel with a phone, a PDA, a laptop, and a GPS. Now I have all of that in one device that works great. In a recent business trip to Houston I was able to stay on top of my email with the iPAQ much better than before. Less
Amazon

Love my iPAQ 6515a

from Amazon
Excellent phone with: Superb MMS (text mail via telephone #), POP3 mail, PUSH mail, GPRS Internet access (works great), Wi-Fi SDIO slot (for wi-fi access), an integrated GPS, nice digital camera, a clear & bright color display with wide brightness adjustments possible, a light smoke colored fold-down c...More
Excellent phone with: Superb MMS (text mail via telephone #), POP3 mail, PUSH mail, GPRS Internet access (works great), Wi-Fi SDIO slot (for wi-fi access), an integrated GPS, nice digital camera, a clear & bright color display with wide brightness adjustments possible, a light smoke colored fold-down cover (not pictured) for screen protection (when stowed - and is removable), finger or included stylus both very effective, dialable number via touch screen or via iPAQ keyboard (tedious), excellent stereo headset/telephone hands-free adaptor (works great both ways), MP3 player (using SD card, 1GB from Best Buy - $30), solid cradle w/easy hot syncs (USB) & charging (in cradle), vivid color display, easy to use as a handset, hands-free (stereo) wired phone, or with a wireless blue-tooth headset. I have no idea why anyone would complain about this device. If the display were larger, the keyboard would have to be compromised (and I don't want that - MMS/Blackberry function would suffer). QWERTY keyboard works fine, so I have no complaints with the device. The rechargable battery & internal memory batteries both work great. Recommend a protective case from 3rd party - HP's clip-on works, but everyone has their own idea about what is best; there are plenty of good pouch-type or synthetic carriers. I highly recommend this smartphone to anyone who wants it all: GPS, GPRS, wi-fi (with SDIO card), external memory via SD, MS Word, Excel, Clearvue Presentation, a built-in digital camera (works fine, by the way, and is highly adjustable), MSN messenger, Windows media player, Contact info, and a very robust Calendar program. Enjoy. Debug the critics. This is a very nice machine. Buy it. Less
Amazon

Love my iPAQ 6515a

from Amazon
Excellent phone with: Superb MMS (text mail via telephone #), POP3 mail, PUSH mail, GPRS Internet access (works great), Wi-Fi SDIO slot (for wi-fi access), an integrated GPS, nice digital camera, a clear & bright color display with wide brightness adjustments possible, a light smoke colored fold-down c...More
Excellent phone with: Superb MMS (text mail via telephone #), POP3 mail, PUSH mail, GPRS Internet access (works great), Wi-Fi SDIO slot (for wi-fi access), an integrated GPS, nice digital camera, a clear & bright color display with wide brightness adjustments possible, a light smoke colored fold-down cover (not pictured) for screen protection (when stowed - and is removable), finger or included stylus both very effective, dialable number via touch screen or via iPAQ keyboard (tedious), excellent stereo headset/telephone hands-free adaptor (works great both ways), MP3 player (using SD card, 1GB from Best Buy - $30), solid cradle w/easy hot syncs (USB) & charging (in cradle), vivid color display, easy to use as a handset, hands-free (stereo) wired phone, or with a wireless blue-tooth headset. I have no idea why anyone would complain about this device. If the display were larger, the keyboard would have to be compromised (and I don't want that - MMS/Blackberry function would suffer). QWERTY keyboard works fine, so I have no complaints with the device. The rechargable battery & internal memory batteries both work great. Recommend a protective case from 3rd party - HP's clip-on works, but everyone has their own idea about what is best; there are plenty of good pouch-type or synthetic carriers. I highly recommend this smartphone to anyone who wants it all: GPS, GPRS, wi-fi (with SDIO card), external memory via SD, MS Word, Excel, Clearvue Presentation, a built-in digital camera (works fine, by the way, and is highly adjustable), MSN messenger, Windows media player, Contact info, and a very robust Calendar program. Enjoy. Debug the critics. This is a very nice machine. Buy it. Less
Amazon

Buyer Beware.

from Amazon
Great idea, but lack of execution with HP. I would expect quality and reliability from HP, but this is absolutely the worst phone I have ever owned..next to my Palm Treo. I've owned this phone for 10 months and have had to replaced it 7 times due to software and hardware problems. Upgrading to the l...More
Great idea, but lack of execution with HP. I would expect quality and reliability from HP, but this is absolutely the worst phone I have ever owned..next to my Palm Treo. I've owned this phone for 10 months and have had to replaced it 7 times due to software and hardware problems. Upgrading to the latest bios resolved some of the software problems, but the phone still broke down due to joystick, microphone, and poor reception. The only useful feature of this phone is the GPS. Once my contract expires in 2 months, I'm getting a new phone and use this thing only for the GPS...or until it breaks again. Nokia still makes the best phone. Less
Amazon

Angry at HP

from Amazon
My joystick fell off two weeks ago, sent the unit to HP telling them in advance the problem on my 6515 phone, clerk said to send it in on warranty. Got phoned back by HP, they told me they cannot repair the unit they offered a swap and wanted to charge me 303$ (excessive). I paid the unit 400$ on ebay,...More
My joystick fell off two weeks ago, sent the unit to HP telling them in advance the problem on my 6515 phone, clerk said to send it in on warranty. Got phoned back by HP, they told me they cannot repair the unit they offered a swap and wanted to charge me 303$ (excessive). I paid the unit 400$ on ebay, I tried to discuss the issue with a corporate office sales relation person in Canada and they say I had misused it. I have had 3 ipaqs in the last 8 years a 3660, a 3955 wich I still own, I know how much pressure to apply to an Ipaq button... had a problem once with the stylus button on my 3660, Compaq had at that time happily repaired it at no charge, things have changeg since HP took their business. I discussed this with the corporate office telling them this issue is frequently related on the internet. On one site a guy had a 6515 with cingular, he had had four replacements because of the same problem. Even in their own forum site this problem is refered to. An ebay seller is offerring a replacement button fo 24$, HP told me to buy it from them, can you believe that? On top of all that they said to me I had to pay an evaluation fee of 67$, told thew I did not want to pay... They replied they would send this to a collection agency if I did not pay within 90 days. My guess is this issue would cost too much to HP to recall deffective units so they prefer to abuse their custemors by telling them it's misuse... I plan to take them to small claims court and post this comment on as many sites as possible starting here. Good luck! Less
Pricegrabber

Great phone for the person on the go or anyone els...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: design, gps, keyboard Weaknesses: MS Mobile 5.0 not pre-loaded Using experience: 6 Weeks Great phone for the person on the go or anyone else that wants to be 'connected'! The keyboard is very easy to handle. Also, the headphone provide quality sound when using as an MP3 player. I wish the ph...More
Strengths: design, gps, keyboard Weaknesses: MS Mobile 5.0 not pre-loaded Using experience: 6 Weeks Great phone for the person on the go or anyone else that wants to be 'connected'! The keyboard is very easy to handle. Also, the headphone provide quality sound when using as an MP3 player. I wish the phone include Mobile 5.0. I would recommend this product to friends and family. Less

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