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Hitachi G1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and usability. The camera and screen also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the battery, while there are some negative views about the reliability and value for money.

responsiveness, screen, camera, usability, sound

portability, value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Hitachi G1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Hitachi G1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Hitachi G1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

value for money, responsiveness


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: PCS Phone Hitachi G1000 (Sprint)

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Hitachi G1000


The Microsoft Windows Pocket PC 2002–based Hitachi G1000 is a combination PDA/digital phone provisioned by Sprint PCS. The G1000 is loaded with features, including a 640-by-480-resolution digital camera and a QWERTY keyboard. The Sprint PCS data...

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Hitachi SH-G1000


Let's start by admitting that PDA/phone combination devices just can't be as small and light as regular cell phones. Crucial PDA considerations, such as display visibility and input convenience, work against size and weight. But if you don't insist on...


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Hitachi G1000 Pocket PC Phone Edition from Sprint PCS, Mobile Tech Review


Until recently, if you wanted a Pocket PC Phone Edition model in the US, you had one choice: the popular T-Mobile running on GSM networks. Older models like the Toshiba 2032 actually ran Pocket PC 2002 OS with voice and data software from Sierra...

Nice transflective display (not as common on smartphones) and a fast processor make you feel that you aren't missing out on top-of-the-line PDA features by going for a convergence device. Excellent voice quality. Runs on the high speed PCS Vision...

The unit is VERY large. Only 32 megs of RAM. No SDIO means you won't be able to use this for WiFi or Bluetooth networking. Single band means no roaming on Verizon's 800 MHz network and no analog service

Pro: Nice transflective display (not as common on smartphones) and a fast processor make you feel that you aren't missing out on top-of-the-line PDA features by going for a convergence device. Excellent voice quality. Runs on the high speed PCS Vision...

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The Sprint G1000 by Hitachi: Big, but Beautiful


Are you ready to make the move to a totally wireless integrated voice and data solution that fits your busy mobile lifestyle? Have you been looking for a Pocket PC Phone Edition PDA with a built in QWERTY keyboard loaded with tons of features that will...

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Review: Hitachi SH-G1000


Well, we have been threatening to start reviewing CDMA handsets for a while, and here is the first. And not your run of the mill handset, either. This new Pocket PC Phone Edition device has a rotating camera and a full QWERTY keyboard.

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Get this grill


under $200, what a deal! This is the perfect tailgate grill. If you have a hitch, it will attach with a super nice swinging hitch attachment, go to you tube and watch the videos. I think the grill itself is made by sunbeam and is of very high...

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Party Time


This grill is incredible, used it for the first time last week. Heated up to 400 in about 5 min. The ultimate in tailgaiting, easy to mount on vehicle. The most difficult issue was figuring out how to store it . I used a 2" hitch and made a wall mount...

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This thing is fantastic.


I read all these reviews on Epinions and decided to purchase the unit anyways since I got a really good deal. I was expecting it to suck after everything I have read about it on this site. Well I was suprised to find out that most people that have ...

Price (used), Features, Abilities, Keyboard, Camera

Pretty big, Battery life, only can use Pocket Windows 2002

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It's for IT Professionals. Novice should know the benefits!


Target Audience: IT Professional or related fields. If you love computers, Internet, and anything that related to IT, then this POCKET PC Phone device is for you. If you are someone don't know computers and technology, you ll be confused by so many ...

So many!

No Wi-Fi

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Durable - reliable, until it dies completely


Vibrate mode is akin to a palm sander. Ring is nice and loud.

Tends to die for no reason and need replaced.

Product Specifications

Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition with Built-in PCS Phone combines all the features and applications of a Pocket PC with your PCS Phone. The built-in phone acts as a modem for using Pocket Internet Explorer. Take a picture with the VGA (640x480 pixels) camera anytime and share it with family and friends instantly while on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Taking a picture is made easy with the 180 degree rotating feature. Enjoy a comfortable messaging experience with the built-in keyboard. Multiple input methods such as on-screen keyboard, letter recognizer, transcriber and block recognizer are also available options. MMC/SD Expansion Slot accepts MultiMediaCard/Secure Digital cards (sold separately). MMC/SD cards allow for sharing of large multimedia files between devices and provides increased memory capacity. Hands-free operation of your PCS Phone made easy with this built-in speakerphone, accessible from a dedicated button. PCS Full-Color screen features 65K color 3.5" advanced TFT screen for easy reading and a vibrant color experience.


Standby Time (PB):168hours
Talk Time (PB):150minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen


Combined with:With digital camera / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Sprint Nextel
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:SD Memory Card


Manufacturer:Sprint Nextel
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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