Qtek 9100 (HTC Wizard) Review

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Qtek 9100 Pocket PC phone (previously with codename HTC Wizard) is the successor of popular Compact S100 series (HTC Magician) with enhancements to its features, such as Qtek 9100 running on Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, built-in EDGE and WiFi, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 64K color touch screen display, 1.3 MP camera, quad-band, mini SD slot, Bluetooth and other advanced features.

Qtek 9100

PDAGold evaluated Qtek 9100 PDA/cellphone and rated Qtek 9100 mobile business tools 7.41 out of 10. Qtek 9100 is described as “Spontaneous restarts, two HW resets within two weeks and lousy stability in general is what annoyed me from the beginning. A newer ROM version solved the most urgent problems, so the Wizard was more or less usable. The latest official (I hope:) FlashROM version 1.6.7 brought about not only bug fixes but also performance improvement, so that now, three months after purchase, I can declare the Wizard as fit to be my main pocket companion…

If you are thinking about the Wizard as your future PDA, make sure you accept the overall low performance of the device. It is not as bad as specifications and benchmarks suggest yet the lack of agility is a limiting factor in some situations. I personally find as the most annoying the aforementioned problem with accepting calls in situations when the device is busy handling a processor-intensive process. I have put up with the other consequences of the implementation of a slow processor…

As for the overall impression, Wizard is not a device for everyone. On the one hand, it is a perfect communicator with an expandable keyboard ideal for those who need to type larger chunks of text on the go. On the other hand, there are some substantial limitations, the most serious of which is a slow processor. Its low consumption provides the Wizard with excellent time on battery, yet a 400-MHz XScale processor with an option to reduce performance manually to a half would achieve a similar result while giving the user a choice.”

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By |2016-12-09T08:43:03+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Smartphones|Tags: , |2 Comments

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