The screen is 16-bit color.

Discussion in 'HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld' started by Adama D. Brown, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. Adama D. Brown

    Adama D. Brown Brighthand Reviewer

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    I just heard from the 210's product manager via HP's PR firm. The display on the 210 is, indeed, 16 bit color as opposed to the 18-bit that the specs list. They're updating the information now.
     
  2. DrQuincy

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    Wow! I hope that they decide to adjust the price and offer rebates (one can hope). This is a really disappointing admission by hp. So the 210 loses more ground to the iPod Touch.
     
  3. Hook

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    Yeah, and I'm not betting the farm on USB Host either. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Adama D. Brown

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    The product manager was very clear and explicit on the presence of USB Host, confirming it twice.
     
  5. Hook

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    I wasn't trying to be snippy. However, USB Host is the one feature that might finally tilt me towards the 210, being able to use my Neo as a keyboard. Therefore, I will wait for absolute confirmation of USB host capability from someone actually using it before I think of taking the plunge, if I do. :)

    I generally don't trust HP very much.
     
  6. Adama D. Brown

    Adama D. Brown Brighthand Reviewer

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    Clearly. :)

    As an aside, though, somebody around here posted their results from testing all of the pins on the 210's connector with a multimeter. Among the results was one pin which was 5 volts outbound, which would make most sense as being the power pin of a USB Host plug. Still, you're right that it doesn't hurt to have full confirmation.
     
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    Wow...that's unbelievable...

    I will never buy anything from HP again.
     
  8. dkimak

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    Is this THAT critical an issue to you? I love my 210 for what it can do. Even though I too think little of HP and how they communicate with their customers...
     
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    This is very disappointing to me as well.:( I was attracted to the "18-bit" 260 color display. That is one of the reasons I thought this device was worth the extra $. Overall, I'm pleased with the device, but I did not get what I thought I was paying for.:mad: I too think some sort of compensation is in order.:newpalm: This is my first HP device (besides a printer years ago). It will be my last unless they handle this properly.:(
     
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    Wouldn't an OS update allow for a future higher color upgrade? An LCD is an LCD... I don't see why hardware would limit its color output. Then again, I know very little about displays.

    Oh, and as far as I'm concerned, 16-bit color is still really good. Isn't it somewhere around 50,000 colors?
     
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