After unboxing(Part 1 of the HP ipaq rx4240 review) the ipaq, the first thing I noted about the machine is its small size, unusual controls and cool looks.
A small wheel in the top-right corner of the HP ipaq rx4240 acts as replacement for the classic 5way navigator. The wheel is very well done, but it doesn’t provide ‘left’ and ‘right’ buttons. This Google Video shows the scroll wheel in action.
HP put the stylus silo on the left side next to the MiniUSB and 3’5″ headphone jack. The stylus is made of plastic and is a bit shorter than the TX’s stylus – but it can’t fall apart or gather fingerprints…
Overall, the HP ipaq rx4240 is a very well-done machine from a mechanical point of view. The rounded corners make handling the machine easy, and the well-placed buttons do the rest. Gamers may not be completely satisfied because of the lack of a true 5way navigator…but everyone else should be more than happy!
Tune in soon for a comparison of the HP ipaq rx4240′s screen against other handhelds!