Feeds
50%
HTC P4350 Communicator

HTC P4350 Communicator

Simplicity seems to be the selling point

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Review The P4350 is a modest device, containing already-proven technology. There's no HSDPA or 3G, just GPRS EDGE; no 802.11n WLAN, just 802.11b/g, leading one to hope that the user concerns of previous models has been ironed out.

Herald attempts to deal with a basic conundrum facing mobile device designers: reading documents is optimal on a page-oriented portrait screen, while data entry (at least in the West) requires a keyboard, which forces the screen to be in landscape mode. Herald solves this by adding a sliding keyboard to what's primarily a pen input device, the screen and device rotating 90 degrees. It's an approach taken by the more fully featured, but larger, HTC Wizard, and it has its merits.

HTC P4350 Communicator

At 109x59x17mm the P4350 is an agreeable size for what in essence is a tablet device, although it feels extremely heavy: at 168g it appeared to be made of some extremely dense, heavy material originating from outside our Solar System. It certainly felt heavier than the advertised weight.

The 320x240 screen supports 16 million colours, although our unit only reported 65,000 colours, and expansion is possible via a MicroSD slot. As already mentioned WLAN is supported, but not 3G, although Bluetooth 2.0 finds its way into the device. Physical connectivity is provided by HTC's USB implementation, ExtUSB, which supports audio in addition to data transfers. It also sports a 2 megapixel camera, taking acceptable pictures in daylight but useless in darkness.

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.