HTC P4350 Herald

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6.3/10
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The HTC P4350 Herald currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 59 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
200 MHz
Screen Size
No
Camera
2+ MP


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Wired

Whoever said smartphones are ugly, awkward, sluggish devices? T-Mobile's Wing is trying not to listen. First off, it looks hot. The metallic blue body is finished with a rubbery texture that's a joy to fondle, and the luminous 240 x 320-pixel touchscreen slides up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. I...

- Lisa Katayama, Wired


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HTC released the P4350 Herald on November 22, 2006.


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Screen Size
No

The HTC P4350 Herald's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
200 MHz

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 850 200 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1130mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1130 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time.

P4350 Herald Specs

Overview
Release date November 22, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional

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Processor Texas Instruments OMAP 850 200 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.72 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1130 mAh
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: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black with chrome accents, Blue with black and chrome accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.9 x 1.7 cm (4.3 x 2.3 x 0.7 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
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 T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
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, EMS, MMS, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
10x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Self-portrait, 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, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Media Player Mobile
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): T-Mobile Wing, O2 XDA Terra

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Wired

Painfully long delays navigating through menu

from Wired

Whoever said smartphones are ugly, awkward, sluggish devices? T-Mobile's Wing is trying not to listen. First off, it looks hot. The metallic blue body is finished with a rubbery texture that's a joy to fondle, and the luminous 240 x 320-pixel touchscreen slides up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It's also streamlined and intuitive, running Windows Mobile 6 easily with multiple applications. We managed to pound out a PowerPoint presentation whilst using Live Search to figure out directions to a friend's shindig. And when you get bored, fire up the instant messenger or play the highly addictive Bubble Breaker game. The Wing's tragic flaw? It's cursed with pronounced lag. The touchscreen is so unresponsive and web browser so pokey that we often just wanted to slam the device down and seek solace in a MacBookPro...

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Whoever said smartphones are ugly, awkward, sluggish devices? T-Mobile's Wing is trying not to listen. First off, it looks hot. The metallic blue body is finished with a rubbery texture that's a joy to fondle, and the luminous 240 x 320-pixel touchscreen slides up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It's also streamlined and intuitive, running Windows Mobile 6 easily with multiple applications. We managed to pound out a PowerPoint presentation whilst using Live Search to figure out directions to a friend's shindig. And when you get bored, fire up the instant messenger or play the highly addictive Bubble Breaker game. The Wing's tragic flaw? It's cursed with pronounced lag. The touchscreen is so unresponsive and web browser so pokey that we often just wanted to slam the device down and seek solace in a MacBookPro.

WIRED Rubberized, square keypad lets you type quickly despite being tiny. Wi-Fi and EDGE connectivity ensures Internet access almost anywhere. 2.3-inch wide body fits neatly into purse or pant pocket. Battery lasts for a solid six days.

TIRED Painfully long delays navigating through menu. Interface sometimes looks messy and disorganized. Touchscreen commands respond slowly when running multiple apps. Stylus location on bottom left not handy for most users.

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Amazon

I have used the Wing for nearly 3 years, it was a decent workhorse

from Amazon
Eventually, I ended up giving up using a lot of features: 1. Syncing is not reliable and you can easily erase the contents on your device. 2. As it is Windows,you can always get viruses, so using it on-line if you have sensitive data on it is a bad idea. 3. Listening to music is just about hopeless...More
Eventually, I ended up giving up using a lot of features: 1. Syncing is not reliable and you can easily erase the contents on your device. 2. As it is Windows,you can always get viruses, so using it on-line if you have sensitive data on it is a bad idea. 3. Listening to music is just about hopeless because of the proprietary jack that does not accept decent-quality earbuds that come with a jack. 4. If you take a lot of time, you can actually dumb down a movie to watch it on this device. The speakerphone sounds distorted when the phone finds something to do, and only Microsoft knows (sometimes I wonder if they actually do) what it is. Using the headset, however, always works. The processor is indeed slow today, and the screen resolution starts to resemble a toy. I still find that a good chess game works on it and even phone calls work at the same time (I have a 2GB memory card in it). The 2MP camera is better than nothing but if you want to take serious photos, get a camera. Battery life is poor, you have to charge even the new battery every day under normal use. As opposed to many who do not have much luck with the touch screen, I use only the touch screen as it is not much slower than the keyboard but I do not have to open up the unit and I have access to special characters that the keyboard does not have. Actually, I got this phone primarily for the touch screen and there were not a too many options at the time. You will not use Skype on this phone even on your home network (I hoped I would but it never worked). 3G, in my opinion, is an expensive toy for most, and I refuse to pay $35 a month to do what I do on my home internet connection a lot faster and a lot safer (wireless is never safe for your data). Bluetooth is probably quite bad for you, just adds to the hefty dose of radiation your body has to put up with every day, cell phone usage added already. Never tried bluetooth but I assume it works fine. The buttons are indeed peeling off after the first year of use, unless you keep it in a case (I did not) and use it with extreme caution (I did not). I dropped it several times, it always kept going. Contacts on the most-frequently used keys are getting poor, I have to exert quite a bit of pressure to pick up or make a call. I expect this unit to die before the end of its 3rd year of life. At $250, I owned it for about $7.50 a months. Based on my usage, next time I'll stick to the touch-screen, perhaps get a Skype-compatible (T-Mobile does not like to sell one), watch out for a good quality speakerphone, and make sure to get plenty of battery life. That is about $100 these days, but it can be less if I give up on using Skype on my home network on my cell phone. Less
Amazon

Garbage Phone

from Amazon
This is the worst phone that I have ever had. The phone has some really cool features, but the overall usage of those features makes this phone totally garbage. T-Mobile should be ashamed of themselves for even continuing to sell this phone. It freezes up like a computer. Sometimes the touch screen...More
This is the worst phone that I have ever had. The phone has some really cool features, but the overall usage of those features makes this phone totally garbage. T-Mobile should be ashamed of themselves for even continuing to sell this phone. It freezes up like a computer. Sometimes the touch screen feature on the phone works, but most of the time it doesn't. God forbid you want to power the phone off, you have to hold the button for an extended period of time. And then on top of that, you lose recent text messages and other information. Forget about answering an incoming call. The phone rings, however you aren't able to answer it. And you can't even see who's calling. If I knew about this phone beforehand, I would have never purchased it. My advice to anyone looking to purchase a new cell phone, visit various sites to see what the customer reviews are. They are the best indicators as to whether a phone will work for you or not. Less

Psyched at first - boy was that short-lived.

I had a Palm 650 at first and I loved it. My first smartphone. After having it for a long time, and breaking it to my dismay, I decided to go with T-mobile's htc wing. I am not blowing anything out of proportion when I say it's the worst phone I've ever had. Hardware wasn't up to par for all the ni...More
I had a Palm 650 at first and I loved it. My first smartphone. After having it for a long time, and breaking it to my dismay, I decided to go with T-mobile's htc wing. I am not blowing anything out of proportion when I say it's the worst phone I've ever had. Hardware wasn't up to par for all the nifty little perks it was supposed to do. Froze up all the time... very glitchy. My alarm always goes off for what it was previously set for - annoying. When I text now the first few words come up, but the rest is "invisible." There's lag time when you open and close the keyboard, even when resetting and ensuring all applications aren't running. It is definitely a piece. Even after toying around with other smartphones using Windows Mobile, I see a trend with anything that uses this OS. And I'm a pretty simple person when it comes to my phone usage. After a year and a half of smartphone hell, I am returning to Palm with the Centro. Yes, it still has the same old Palm OS, but it is incredibly fast with virtually no lag time. People may not approve of Palm's "lack of vision" in reinventing their phones, but they have for the most part always been a quality, reliable, simple to use smartphone with a lot of perks. Less
Amazon

Is this thing actually supposed to be new?

from Amazon
Imagine that, T-Mobile will do a free phone for new service that they discontenued months prior. This thing has a slower processor than my 6 year old PDA! And Im talking SLOW! Spend a few bucks.... get ATT service, and get a phone that is worth a crap!
Amazon

Ordinary Phone

from Amazon
There really isnt anything spectacular about this phone. It called people randomly all the time. The screen stopped working after a year only. At $300 I would think I'd get more out of it. I was carried away by the hype when I purchased this phone, but I will never buy this phone again. The internet pr...More
There really isnt anything spectacular about this phone. It called people randomly all the time. The screen stopped working after a year only. At $300 I would think I'd get more out of it. I was carried away by the hype when I purchased this phone, but I will never buy this phone again. The internet processor is very slow so if you're getting lost, you'll get more lost before you can get the right directions. Anyway, I called about possibly getting it replaced but was told I had no insurance, which wasn't even offered to me at the time I purchased. I was told there was no insurance I could buy for this phone. Insurance won't help anyway because I was told I would have to pay about $150 to get a replacement phone! Such a waste of money! I'd rather buy a new Nokia! Less
Amazon

Worst Cell Phone Experience I've Ever Had!

from Amazon
Don't know if the problem is the phone itself, the T-Mobile network or both, but this has been the worst phone I've ever had and I can hardly wait until the contract is up to get rid of it. It's so bad, I dread using it and use it only when I absolutely have to. I am puzzled how anyone can even say tha...More
Don't know if the problem is the phone itself, the T-Mobile network or both, but this has been the worst phone I've ever had and I can hardly wait until the contract is up to get rid of it. It's so bad, I dread using it and use it only when I absolutely have to. I am puzzled how anyone can even say that it is "alright". I rate it as a 0. I have had to send in two phones for replacement due to malfunctions. Along with mine, I also bought one for my wife. She has had to send it back once due to malfunctions. I'm only hoping it will limp along so I don't have to send it in again, even though I am not getting the service for which I contracted with T-Mobile. I bought this phone over a year ago as a business phone based on very positive reviews, but it's unreliability has especially been a disappointment for that particular usage. 1. I frequently get voice messages a day or two late after the phone has not rung at the time the message was dated. This could and probably has lost business opportunities for me. 2. I frequently get dropped connections on business calls, sometimes 3 times during one discussion. These are so numerous that it is embarrassing. The dropped connections have improved of late, but still occur. This happens in various locations. 3. The connection to the web is unreliable and I sometimes have to remove the battery and sim and restart the phone to get a connection. 4. The keys are small and the multifunction keys are difficult to use. 5. It is frequently difficult to end a call, especially to retrieve voicemail, and also sometimes requires battery and sim removal and reboot. 6. I have had notes and contacts simply disappear. 7. The finish on the phone is flaking off. 8. It gives me a summary of my emails with text that states I will get the full version when I connect again but fails to do so on reconnection. So I have gotten nothing but frustration from this purchase. I have called T-mobile support time and again only to be told to do various things that have only helped one time. I don't even call anymore. My advice is to buy just about any other phone from any other service. Less
Amazon

I finally liked it, but.....

from Amazon
I have this phone for 1 year and have 1 year left on my contract. I got it from an authorized dealer and went on vacation for a month. After I came back I started to have problems with battery not lasting after fully charging it. I even fully charged it before I went to bed and turned off blue tooth...More
I have this phone for 1 year and have 1 year left on my contract. I got it from an authorized dealer and went on vacation for a month. After I came back I started to have problems with battery not lasting after fully charging it. I even fully charged it before I went to bed and turned off blue tooth and wi-fi and noticed that it only had 20 % left in the morning. I called T-mobile to get it replaced and they told me it was out of waranty. They told me that the phone was sold and activated 4 times...my fault for not checking with T-mobile after I purchased the phone. I went back to the dealer and tried to get my money back but it was beyind the return period but they gave me a new battery. I had the same problem with the new battery not keeping the charge. I bought a higher capacity battery from Amazon and it worked beautifully ever since. The only thing is that you may have to reset the phone if you run several applications...I guess due to memory leaks. T-Mobile recommended resetting once a day. The phone is nice...the software...full office suite...the touch screen...handwriting recognition are all features I love. Less
Amazon

Chunky, poor battery life and performance

from Amazon
I've had this phone for about 6 months now and use it for both personal and work. There are several issues with this phone that make it a poor choice for use all around. There are a few redeeming qualities, but for the most part ... it's a bummer. First, the battery life. This phone needs to be charged...More
I've had this phone for about 6 months now and use it for both personal and work. There are several issues with this phone that make it a poor choice for use all around. There are a few redeeming qualities, but for the most part ... it's a bummer. First, the battery life. This phone needs to be charged seemingly on a daily basis. It definitely needs to be turned off when not in use for long periods of time, even when you are using energy saving things like a low backlight. Second, memory. It comes with 128MB of ROM (which seems hardly enough to run WM 6) and 16MB of RAM. I have frequent issues with memory (though I have an additional MicroSD card in and the hanging of applications. Admittedly, this could be Windows Mobile, but based on the memory warnings I frequently get, it's not that alone. And did I mention that this phone is a brick? It's heavy and thick which makes it awkward to ever put in a pocket. The few redeeming things? The screen resolution and backlight is quite bright and clear and the button placement and shape are pretty intuitive. The keys for the physical keyboard are slightly rounded which makes it pretty easy to type quickly. If you're stuck with a T-Mobile smartphone, go with the Dash or the Shadow ... or even better, the new HTC Tytan! Less
Amazon

Pretty incredible

from Amazon
I had the Wing for 2 weeks; what can I say, it's pretty amazing! Note that I have the unlimited data plan ($20 or so) which is a must. 1. The phone works great, including speaker phone 2. It is a real computer: I can read Word documents, PDF's, Powerpoints, etc. 3. Finally got synchronization to ou...More
I had the Wing for 2 weeks; what can I say, it's pretty amazing! Note that I have the unlimited data plan ($20 or so) which is a must. 1. The phone works great, including speaker phone 2. It is a real computer: I can read Word documents, PDF's, Powerpoints, etc. 3. Finally got synchronization to our Exchange server to work, via VPN: Note: the trick is to set dialing exceptions, so that when you go to the respective IP address it knows not to go through the Web, but through your VPN 4. Voice commands are pretty nice: It recognizes every one of my 100 or so contacts in my contact list; so just say "Call bill smith" and it will find a contact that is "Smith Bill", or "Bill, Smith", etc. in your contact list and call it: Almost eerie! 5. I loaded Skype (which is supposedly released for Windows Mobile 6.1; my Wing has 6.0); it works flawlessly and without problems! So I can sit at any place anywhere in the world with a fast WIFI connection, and carry on a conversation via Skype for free!! Note that the sound comes through the speaker, but with the headset you have complete privacy. Very nice for international travellers! 6. I can easily teather the phone to my (Vista 64) laptop; because there are Hotspots everywhere (in all major hub airports), I now have WIFI access to my email via my laptop, using the Wing as the modem (neat! Only drawback is that you cannot originate or receive phone calls while doing this). Also, you can use the GPRS and/or Edge networks teathered to your laptop; so while driving in the back of a car, I can work through my emails on my laptop! 7. The Edge/GPRS network is slower and the phone is NOT 3G enabled! That is ok by me, because don't care about streaming video or cruising Youtube. Also note that the web browser doesn't support Java addins (which is a real bummer), nor could I find a third-party addin that would work; so some websites that use Java addins won't work. Youtube uses flash, which is not supported either, but there are free downloads that will support it. 8. I have 8 Gig of memory I added; makes for a nice MP3 player. 9. There are other nice free programs (in addition to Skype); for example, there is a very workable remote desktop client, so I have remote access (via VPN) to my work computers 10. Main memory is limited to 64Meg, so you DO have to make choices; for example, I tried to install TomTom navigation software, but it won't fit unless I remove Skype and the Remote Desktop Client from the main memory (the Remote Desktop Client has to be in main memory, for the keyboard to work); I chose to keep Skype. Besides, the Live Search program from Microsoft (free) is pretty neat as it is, when paird with an external GPS; I use a Pharos Bluetooth. 11. I am still learning about this thing, but I have to say that it is an incredible computer for what I do (traveling for work, etc.). I do not know how it stacks up against Iphone or GooglePhone, but if your infrastructure is Windows based, I guess that the Windows Mobile 6 solution will integrate more easily. 12. Finally: The camera is good; voice notes are useful, etc. There is NO internal GPS, and the only wired "hard" connection is via a small USB connector, so your regular 3.5 MM headset won't work (nor will your cheap 2.5 MM phone plug with mic); there are adapters for most standard plugs etc., but you will need to plug in via USB; note that the phone comes with a headset, charging and sync cable etc.; there is tons of low-cost stuff on ebay if you need extra cables, windshield mounts, .... Less
Amazon

I hate this phone, it suckes.

from Amazon
I got this phone last summer, and i thought i made smart decision, but i was wrong. I really hate this phone... mostly because its really slow. And i hate the touch screen.... like when i am talking with someone, this phone calls some other people too bcz my cheek push the screen... and, it does no...More
I got this phone last summer, and i thought i made smart decision, but i was wrong. I really hate this phone... mostly because its really slow. And i hate the touch screen.... like when i am talking with someone, this phone calls some other people too bcz my cheek push the screen... and, it does not react soon, when i open the slide, it takes forever to show the appropriate window. anyways, there are so many reasons why i hate it. I would rather choose really basic cell phone than this. Good Luck Less

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