You get the feeling the designers of the Pocket LOOX T830 asked themselves what components a Pocket PC could possibly contain and then proceeded to pour them all inside the casing, one by one. This is a feature-rich device with barely anything missing.
It's also large. It only just shades under the 200g marker too, and that means you are going to have to want to use all the feature, because, and trust us here, you will notice its dimensions and heft in your pocket or bag.
The end result of all that feature-cramming, then, is a Pocket PC that can do most things the genre is capable of, but one you'll pay a space-price to carry around, not to mention the price in cash -- around £450.
So, we've established that this is a large Pocket PC. The classic components of screen, keyboard and button bar are joined by a sliding cover above the screen that protects the VGA camera when you are not using it to make video calls.
Unusually for a Pocket PC, the screen is square. Despite it not taking up as much space as a more conventionally tall screen would, the keyboard is somewhat squeezed at the bottom of the handheld.
Individual keys are pretty small and you may find you need to tap them with fingernails rather than the flat of a finger. They are raised at a wide variety of different angles from the base plate, with one corner often much higher than its opposite number. Maybe this is meant to make the keys easier to type on. It certainly makes for an unconventional look.
In between the screen and keyboard is a bank of large buttons. In its middle is a rectangular navigation key with a large central select button. On its left and right are a pair of rockers whose top sections are the softmenu keys and whose bottom sections are shortcuts to the Windows Mobile messaging and calendar software. Acting as outriders on the far left and right edges are the Call and End keys.
Fujitsu Siemens has been sparing with its use of side buttons. The left side has just one, with long and short press functions. A long press runs a software application called FSC SpeedMenu, which we'll get to later, and a short press opens the main camera.
Above this button is a scroll button. It's not a fully rotating wheel, but it gives you up and down movement just the same, and has a press-to-select feature.
The right edge has a single button too, and this launches the built-in Voice Notes software.
Where do we start? The Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX T830 is tri-band, with 3G support, and as already noted it includes a front-facing camera for video calling.
The main camera shoots stills at resolutions up to 2 megapixels and has an auto focus that kicks in if you press the side button halfway down. There's no flash and no self-portrait mirror, though.
These two things, and infrared, are about the only absent features we can think of. Bluetooth 2.0 is built in, as is Wi-Fi with support for both 802.11b and 802.11g.
The GPS antenna means you can use the T830 as your satellite navigation device. You'll need to buy software and a cradle for your vehicle, as it doesn't come with either.