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    1. HP iPAQ HX4705 Pocket PC
    Too low to display $397.98 list($499.99)
    2. HP iPAQ RX3715 Pocket PC
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    3. HP iPAQ RX3115 Pocket PC
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    4. HP iPAQ hx2755 Pocket PC
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    5. HP iPAQ hx2415 Pocket PC
    $799.99 list($849.99)
    6. Pepper Pad Internet Media Player
    $344.95 list($449.00)
    7. HP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC
    $459.99
    8. HP iPAQ 4355 Pocket PC
    $189.99 list($280.00)
    9. HP iPAQ RZ1715 Pocket PC
    $253.95
    10. HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC
    $229.85 list($299.00)
    11. Dell Axim X5 400 MHz Pocket PC
    $364.99 list($522.95)
    12. HP iPAQ H4350 Pocket PC
    $459.99
    13. HP iPAQ 4155 Pocket PC
    $499.99 list($599.99)
    14. Toshiba e805 Pocket PC with Windows
    $459.00 list($899.99)
    15. Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 Handheld
    $649.99
    16. HP iPAQ 5555 Pocket PC
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    17. ViewSonic V36 Pocket PC
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    18. Toshiba e335 Pocket PC
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    20. Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket

    1. HP iPAQ HX4705 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard

    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0002DV9DM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 1543
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Hewlett-Packard (FA304A#ABA) HP iPAQ hx4705 Pocket PC ... Read more

    Features

    • 192 MB total memory (128 MB ROM and 64 MB SDRAM)
    • 4” Transflective type VGA TFT color, 64K colors, LED backlight
    • WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2, IrDA (FIR), USB and Serial
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PC
    • 624 MHz Intel Bulverde technology-based processor

    Reviews (28)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Take Heed of the Touch Pad Comments by Other Reviewers
    Please do not miss the superb review provided by JD Woody, it provides a much better description and is considerably more useful than HP's description of its own product.

    Also take special heed to all of the complaints by other reviewers about the touch pad feature.Unfortunately I chose to ignore them - everyone who isn't familiar with touch pads complains about them, it seems. I prefer a touch pad to a mouse any day, and the touch pad was the main reason I purchased this item, and was I ever disappointed - it's totally worthless.As a matter of fact it's intrusive, as it frequently opens/closes applications unintentionally when I brush by it with my thumb.I wish it could be disabled, but it can only be toggled between cursor mode and the NavPoint mode, which is even worse.I have had to settle for desensitizing the cursor & NavPoint settings as much as the software will permit and then handling the unit like it is a firearm.

    I almost sent the unit back until I discovered that it has a handwriting recognition feature that actually works - the Block Recognizer. The others that are included aren't too shabby either, but the Block Recognizer manages to recognize my horrible handwriting 98% of the time.

    Because of the Block Recognizer and the many other useful features the iPAQ 4705 provides, I've decided to keep the unit.

    Hopefully HP will provide a software update for disabling the touch pad in the near future.Or dare I wish for an update to make the touch pad actually useful.

    4-0 out of 5 stars hz4700 gets da thumbs up from me
    i bought the ipaq in april and i am totally satisfied (first 1), although there r jus 2 minor issues it might only be with mine for the first 1 which is the annoying screen alignment!!!!!!!!!!! takes forever sometimes i have to reset the ipaq and to realign --".and the other thing is that the new os is coming out for the ipaq 5.0 or somtin (im new wit da os stuff for ppc)its seams a whole lot better but dont stress you hp or dell users hp and dell are both going to sell the new os but only for selected ppcs the hp hx4700 is one so dont freak out...

    by the way can any one tell me if i can use the 5gig cards???

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great, except...
    Overall, I'm very pleased with it, but there is a problem.

    HP just published an update on their web site, that limits the volume applied to the internal speaker. Apparently, the internal amplifier is too powerful for the speaker, and without artificially limiting the audio level, the speaker will be damaged.

    Mine failed this way, and now it will be two weeks being repaired by HP, assuming that they don't decide to charge me a minimum fee of $85, and there's also the shipping.

    So, my nice Ipaq will be out of service for a while.
    And I was thinking about having that ram upgrade installed, which would have left me with no warantee..

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just a perfect PDA!
    This is my fifth Pocket PC atfer migrating from the honorable palm line.I must confess that Ipaq hx4705 has all I have be waiting for in a compact pc. Just name but a few,,,security, speed, view, touch pad and size. The backup is so great that with my ipaq off and password protected, it still does the daily backup assuring me that my data will be available no matter what happen. The backup to my Ipaq file storage is one of the thing that make me want to kiss my ipaq.I did a hard reset just to put the backup files to a test.I am proud that the restore process was easy and I got my ipaq back the way it was before the hard reset.HP, the security and backup system in this model is a great step up... The VGA IS EXCELLENT.. If you are in the market for a high end pda, don't hesitate as this is the right pda for you. So far I think it worth every dollars I've invested on it.
    I must say I am proud to have invested on this little machine.
    Storage is unlimited. I have 2GB CF AND 1GB SD CARDS on my Ipaq. Now I have more than enough room for any thing I can possibly load on it.......Just a Perfect machine and technology.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Machine
    I've had my 4705 since December and adore it. It's fast, fits well in my hand and the screen is wonderful. While very nice while using QVGA, I'm still blown away by the VGA quality when using a third party progam to use the full potential of the screen. The only drawback with that is the size of the fonts and some of the icons in that mode. But more and more programs are including larger fonts and icons fortrue VGA use. Overall, I love it, and consider it money well spent. ... Read more


    2. HP iPAQ RX3715 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $499.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002DV9DC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 3496
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    built-in digital camera (1.2-megapixel effective recording) * integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless network capability * 3.5" LCD with Portrait and Landscape viewing modes * universal A/V remote control capability (using included HP Nevo software) * warranty: 1 year * ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in 1.3 MP camera, 1280 x 960 resolution, 4x digital zoom, video record and playback
    • 152 MB user available memory
    • Integrated WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth IrDA and USB
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software
    • Samsung S3C 2440 processor

    Reviews (16)

    4-0 out of 5 stars (Almost) perfect although a bit pricey
    I would give this iPaq five stars were it at least $50 cheaper. Seems to get in line with the competition it would have to be $100 cheaper. But price aside this is a wonderful PDA. I've had a range of PDAs from the first Palm Pilot, Apple Newtons, Philips Nino, Psion Series 5, Sony Clie, and more, and this is overall the best one yet. It's a very small and light package full of features. I love having wifi and bluetooth built-in and it works fine with our AT&T wifi at home and at a local coffee-shop. Battery life is amazing. I've easily watched two feature length movies without running out of battery, and I can easily go a few days of normal use without a recharge.

    Is all good? Well, no... the case that comes with the iPaq is pretty much useless. You're going to have to spend more money on a decent case. I got a Krusell Multidapt case. The screen seems to scratch very easily but that's common among these devices and you need screen protectors anyway. The HP software is not the greatest and you're going to want to get some other software to do some things.

    Overall, a very good PDA, albeit a bit pricey.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent pda
    Excellent pda. Love the wifi feature that allows me to sync with my mainframe computer and other digital devices. The large IPAQ memory is a plus and the camera comes in handy when you need to take pictures unexpectedly. It does not freeze up like my previous generation pocket pc. Absolutely love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars amazing!!
    This is an absolutely amazing pda!I love it.The processor (400mHz) is faster than half of my school computers.Taking and editing pictures on the go is a breeze!video capture is astounding.152 mb of memory!The wireless is better than my laptop!battery live is good enough for 3+ days of heavy use.landscape mode is great for viewing webpages.What more can I say?I am actually typing this on my pda right now!I love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this thing -- so what if the camera sucks
    This toy is a blast. I love it, even at the outrageous $499 price tag. It's fast, bright and well-designed. I've had countless pocketPC's over the years and am quite pleased with the design, battery life, performance and form factor of this one. It goes with me everywhere. Just two complaints. First, the camera really is a joke, in that pictures are pretty low quality and it handles moderate lighting levels poorly. But, then, who really buys a PDA for a camera? It's nice having camera capabilities, even if they're not the best. Second, I've had just a wee bit of trouble with the wireless network streaming capabilities of the NevoMedia -- it doesn't work except for photos -- but I'm still happy with HP's hardware.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful pocket pc
    this pocket pc has it all, with plenty features and software. it has alot of things you need, and alot of things you dont, but we all use pda's for different reason, and its important to have something for everyone. i wish everyone would stop complaing about the camera, i mean what do you expect with a 1.2 camera. it is perfect for what it was designed for, quick snap shots! if you are looking for a do it all pocket pc, then this pda is for you. ... Read more


    3. HP iPAQ RX3115 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $349.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002UBDDG
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 1615
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless network capability * iPAQ Mobile Media software for downloading or streaming content via your home network * 3.5" LCD with Portrait and Landscape viewing modes * universal A/V remote control capability (using included HP Nevo software) * warranty: 90 days * ... Read more

    Features

    • Control most home and office audio/video equipment with a single device
    • 56 MB of user-accessible memory
    • Integrated WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth IrDA and USB
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software
    • Watch and listen to your favorite video and music on the go

    Reviews (27)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great and complete PDA for the price
    After shopping for a PDA for a few weeks, I decided to trust Microsoft OS instead of Palm OS. This is my first PDA, so I can't tell everything about Palm vs HP. However, after a lot of reading and exploration I can tell you that this is a really great choice if your needs are met with the specifications (memory, wireless, programs, OS, etc.)

    Even if you get 56 Mb of available memory (fills up quickly if you add programs, a lot on the web), it is a better investment to choose this PDA, and then buy a 1 Go SD memory card for less
    than 80 $, rather than having the high performance PDA with 256 MB and 600 MHz processor that you're gonna pay a few extra 100s of $$$. The processor of the HP RX3115 has great performances. Loading of office applications is less than a second and you can easily play great games without lagging.

    If you don't need the wireless feature, get the HP RZ1715. This product has about the same features than the 3115, exept for less memory (again, get a memory card), a bit slower processor (still veryu good), and no wireless/bluetooth connection. If you prefer going on the net everywhere you travel, this is a good feature and the connection is pretty good. It takes a few seconds for downloading a dozen of emails and you can connect on MSN messenger or surf on Internet explorer like on your personnal computer. This is one of the lowest priced PDA with bot bluetooth and wireless.

    I personaly never use the media features like the universal remote control and media driving. However, it is a great innovation if you have modern electronic equipments at home.

    If you listen MP3s, Media Player is really great and the sound quality is not less than usual. You can also store pictures. Viewing is not as good as on paper, but still details are great.

    Voice recording at high quality setting is impressive. I even used it to record my personal music performances at home.

    Quick buttons are preset for media applications, but you can set them for anything you want.

    Batterie life is good, as long as you do not abuse of screen lighting intensity and wireless connection. For 8 hours, your daily use should be restrained to office applications like Outlook, calendar, contacts, Word, etc. Charging is really quick if the unit is turned off.

    Overall, this is a really great purchase, both for media applications and organisation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful device !!!
    Its just a wonderful device .... with great deal price !!

    I'm a user for palm from more than 3 years ...

    now I'm intering the pocket pc world with this great pocket pc !

    it's my 1st pocket pc device and I love it !


    If you are still thinking of a pocket pc device has wifi with low price go throgh this onoe !!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Might have been good if it would turn on
    I got my first HP iPAQ RX3115 as a gift and it lasted about 3-days at the most.It had this little qwirk about not wanting to turn on after being turned off.The battery was fully charged and I even had it plugged into external power and the little bugger still refused to wake up.Oh the little green and blue lights were glowing bright but the screen never seemed to wake up.I even tried a soft and hard restart, which did not work.I then exchanged it for another RX3115 in the hopes that this was a one-time occurance.Well I was wrong.I had the second unit for about 3-days when it to refused to wake up one day.Fortunatly I was able to get things working again with a hard restart.It then worked for about another 2 or 3-days when it again became comatose.I again tried the hard restart, but alas, it was not to be, and I pronounced it dead.I then returned it to the store for a full refund.I am now shopping around for another PDA, but this time keeping clear of the HP iPAQ's.

    4-0 out of 5 stars More of a Multi-Media handheld
    WOW. This thing really has alot of great features. For the price you really will have a hard time beating it. Built In Wifi and Bluetooth. The Nevo software included is really cool. Use for PDA for a remote control.
    Another really cool feature is the ability to stream MP3 files over your wireless network to your PDA. I have a Linksys wireless G network and everthing is working fine.
    I actually bought it to get my more organized at work. The other multi-media things that it allows me to do is a bonus.
    Right now there is a rebate that gets you a free 128 MB SD card.

    Overall it has been a great PDA.

    1-0 out of 5 stars High hopes, but low on my list.
    I saw the features in the rx3100 series iPaq and was really impressed so I bought it, but it was impossible to use!I was "trading up" from my Handspring Prism that had gotten me through the past three years.I was expecting the same reliability from a Windows CE pocket pc, but for the 25 days I was trying out this device, it required two soft and one hard resets from regular use, did not play a single piece of music, and did not connect to any of the numerous WiFi networks I am around.I even set up a wireless access point from my computer, but still nothing except a frozen Pocket PC.The preloaded applications and Windows CE environment caused some pretty poor performance and during the 25 days I was tring to "move in" to this Pocket PC, I kept going back to my trusty Palm OS handheld.I'm quite technically saavy and can figure out most of my devices, but even after reading both included manuals, websites, and help files, could not get any of the features advertised to work properly.Also, unless you want to USE all features, this device is useless as it requires full use for any functions to work properly, like always being around a WiFi connection and using music purchasing websites.

    On the up-side, the display was beautiful and the remote control feature was very powerful and flexible.Out of the box it's a great little computer, and granted if I had about a year to troubleshoot it, upgrade the RAM, and change the OS, it's a good product, but for my money, I'm sticking to the Palm OS, it's a lot more reliable and delivers everything it promises.

    -Jeremy ... Read more


    4. HP iPAQ hx2755 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $549.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006HPCLE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 4121
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    624MHz Processor, 185MB user memory, Bluetooth and 802.11b WLAN , CompactFlash and SDIO slot ... Read more

    Features

    • Integrated Compact Flash type II (CF) and Secure Digital (SDIO) slots
    • 3.5” transflective TFT QVGA with 64K color LED backlight display, landscape and portrait display modes
    • Intel PXA270 Processor 624 MHz
    • Integrated Biometric fingerprint reader
    • Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless technology

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than The HP iPaq 2215
    On April 4th of 2005 our house was flooded and a cleaning crew came in to clean it up. One day my HP iPAQ 2215 was on my desk, the next it was gone. So, I knew two things, someone had my handheld, and I needed a new one, so two weeks of searching turned up the HP iPAQ hx2755. I got the hx2755 a few days ago and I really like it. The biometric fingerprint reader is a nice addition and the wraparound rubber grip is an added touch. I like the size of it and the VGA screen.

    There are some things I am troubled with, though. It has no Nevo! I loved Nevo on my 2215. HP should really have added that. But that's really all the problem I have with it.

    The HP iPAQ hx2755 is great for business or oriented people. . . Or 9th graders, like me, who have $550 and would rather spend it on technology than whatever their classmates are spending it on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars calligrapher 7.4 on hx2755
    The issue mentioned in the previous review regarding the conflict between calligrapher 7.4 and windows mobile 2003 SE appears not to be an issue on my machine, which I have had for about 10 days now.The system is completely stable.The crash experienced by the previous reviewer could only be due to other software conflicts.

    And yes the machine rocks!Very happy right now.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One secure powerhouse!
    I just got the hx2755 a couple of days ago.Overall, I really like the PDA.It fits in your hand better than the 2200 that is replaces thanks to the wraparound rubber grip.The buttons are all in the same place that they were on the 2200 but look better on this model.The screen is big, bright and clear for a QVGA.As for performance, it rocks!I can surf the net faster via wi-fi faster than my old pentium II laptop can on the LAN.I have placed all the installed programs I have in the extra 128meg nonvolatile storage, so I don't have to worry about resetting the thing up if it crashes (more on crashes latter.) It's great for previewing images on a compact flash or SD card and I've even watched a couple of movie clips on it.The bluetooth and wi-fi have great range for a unit this size and were easy to set up.And of course, there's the security features.I set it up to lock when turned off. To unlock, all I have to do is swipe a finger. The fingerprint recognition is great on this unit and far more secure than the 4 digit "pin" I was forced to use to save time on my old 2200.Additionally, for the true PDA paranoid like myself, it has a automatic backup that can be configured to back up the entire devise if the battery gets too low.I can't count the number of times I lost all my data on the 2200 when I forgot to bring a spare battery on a weekend trip.

    Now for the down side.It did crash several times and I had to do a complete reset.I finally traced it down to the new Windows Mobile 2003 SE and Calligrapher 7.4, they just won't play nice!Pity, Calligrapher is a great program, but once I removed it, the unit stopped freezing up.Additionally, you have to remember to turn the wi-fi off when you turn the hx2755 off or it will "wake" periodically and run down the battery.The included Microsoft Internet Explorer is better in the SE version but still isn't compatible with many secure sites like Wells Fargo and does sometimes close unexpectedly.Once again, Microsoft has given us a beta version as a "final" product.And last, the hx2755 is so new there are few dedicated accessories available.

    Overall, if you don't need aVGA screen the HP hx2755 has more than enough features built in with room to grow.It's speedy and compact with plenty of security features designed for people who need their information to stay private. ... Read more


    5. HP iPAQ hx2415 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $449.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006HPCLY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 4002
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Hewlett-Packard (FA299A#ABA) HP IPAQ hx2415 Mobile Media Companion ... Read more

    Features

    • HP ProtectTools secured by CREDANT Technologies security application
    • 3.5" transflective TFT QVGA with 64K color LED backlight display, landscape and portrait display modes
    • Intel PXA270 Processor 520 MHz
    • Integrated WiFi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Integrated Compact Flash type II (CF) and Secure Digital (SDIO) slots

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great device for a great price!
    The iPaq hx2415 is my second PDA.It is replacing my slower, but still fully functional Compaq iPaq 3635, one of the original iPaqs.I loved it and used it daily for everything from productivity to entertainment.My review is going to be more of a comparison between the two devices.

    Expansion/Memory Cards:
    The hx2415 is awesome!It's everything I had in the 3635 and so much more.Because my 3635 did not have any built-in expansion card slots, I had the compact flash expansion sleeve, which added bulk and took away from the slim, ergonomic style.In searching for a new PDA, one of my main requirements is that it would have to take compact flash cards natively, without an attachment.There are others on the market, however, I never had any problems out of my Compaq so I wanted to stick with the HP/Compaq brand.Not only does the hx2415 take the compact flash, it also takes the secure digital (SD) cards as well!Great job on providing multiple expansion slots HP.

    Display:
    I have been doing research and looking at the newer PDAs for about six months.The vast improvement in the displays just blew my 3635 out of the water.The colors are brighter, sharper and much more crisp on the hx2415 and the newer PDAs.Without a doubt, it was much easier on the eyes, even with the screen protector that I put on, right out of the box.

    Battery:
    I bought my 3635 new in the summer of 2001.I replaced the battery myself with a high-capacity battery.The original was down to about 20 minutes of good usage per full charge!:(After the new battery, I could go for a week and a half with more than my normal daily usage and the backlight on!Having said that, the standard battery of the hx2415 doesn't compare, which is why I'm getting the high-capacity battery for it as well.I love the fact that it is removable and I don't need any tools to replace it.

    Design:
    When the iPaq was first introduced, it's radical style was on the cutting edge.One of the main reasons I bought it is because it was unlike any other PDA at the time.It made all the Palm devices look like standard calculators.I loved the placement and functions of the buttons.They were all right where they needed to be.On the hx2415, it's even better because the buttons are designed so that it is not as easy to accidentally press one of the buttons, especially the voice recorder.

    Networking:
    Aside from infrared on the 3635, in order to do any type of networking with my iPaq, I needed to get add-on cards, which I didn't want to do.The hx2415 takes care of all of your networking needs - from infrared, to Wi-Fi, to Bluetooth.It has it all.

    Applications:
    HP has included great applications that I found were very easy to use.I guess being a previous owner of an iPaq helped too.But it won't be a problem for those just buying their first PDA either.

    Sound:
    This is probably the only thing that I wish would have been better on the hx2415.The sound is not what I'm used to on my 3635.The speaker was a lot bigger and produced a much louder sound.I very rarely had the volume maxed on it.With the hx2415, the volume is all the way up - all the time.

    Overall I am smitten with my new iPaq.I paid over $500 for my 3635 brand new (with cradle, charger, case, and expansion sleeve).I found this hx2415 for $370.00.What a deal!I couldn't be happier.

    One thing I would like to mention, which isn't a problem with the iPaq as much as it is a problem with the PocketPC interface.I recommend you get a third-party management utility, such as Wisbar.It makes using the iPaq so much easier and fun.One thing I dislike (and probably most PPC users do as well) is that when you open an application, such as Pocket Word, there is an 'X' button to close the application.However, the 'X' button is more like a 'Minimize' button because the program is still active.You have to navigate through the settings control panel and close it from the running programs in the Memory task panel.So much of a hassle.But not with Wisbar.You'll be glad you did!

    I'm sure I'm leaving some other great features out, but these are what really drove me to buy the hx2415.Hope it helps you in your search!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA. Sync perfectly with my home and office computer.
    I bought this last week to replace a broken Handspring Visor Prism. This the the first pocket pc I have bought. I wanted to try what seemed like a more versital OS. So far I have not been disapointed. The OS is great and it works well with Windows. I can transfer files from and to my PDA as if it was a serprate harddrive. On tope of that plug in a SD and a CF card adn you have increadble memory capacity. ... Read more


    6. Pepper Pad Internet Media Player
    by Pepper Computer Inc
    list price: $849.99
    our price: $799.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0009AFX0S
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Pepper Computer Inc
    Sales Rank: 10706
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    Features

    • Remote control-Control your TV and stereo equipment
    • Web Browser-Directly access the Web with our Mozilla based browser
    • Integrated AOL Instant Messenger compatible IM client with tabbed session management
    • Download, store and organize music
    • Listen to Internet radio

    7. HP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $449.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009RL1X
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 3465
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    A broad range of features, multimedia, and Bluetooth wireless technology make the small and sleek iPAQ h2215 pocket PC an essential tool for communicating and managing information anywhere.PRODUCT FEATURES: View the dazzling display on the LCD, indoors or out; Enjoy your favorite multimedia wherever you are, whenever you want; Take advantage of flexible storage and expansion with the Compact Flash and Secure Digital slots; Get things done fast with the powerful processor, optimal performance, independent graphics controller (for fast video playback), included applications, and abundant memory; Get wireless connectivity in or out of the office with integrated Bluetooth technology; Print locally, print wirelessly: send documents, e-mail attachments, and photos from your iPAQ; Print to a corporate-class network with additional software; Be ergonomically comfortable with the soft-touch sides and slip-free grip; Use the ipaq as a remote control device for audio and video equipment with the integrated Universal Remote Control; Speak and listen using the integrated microphone and speaker; Recharge the removable Lithium-Ion battery for on-the-go power. ... Read more

    Features

    • Removable/rechargeable Lithium-lon battery for on the go power
    • What's in the box: HP iPAQ Pocket PC, USB Desktop cradle/charger, AC Adapter, Slip case, battery, getting started poster; charger adapter; HP iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD
    • A sleek Pocket PC with the optimal combination of features, performance, and expandability
    • Compact Flash and Secure Digital slots for flexibility and convenience in storage and expansion
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices

    Reviews (69)

    5-0 out of 5 stars It even has a name...
    My girlfriend called my HP iPAQ h2210 "Clara"... I like it and I love my handheld, it's very usefull.

    I use the Bluetooth connectivity every single day, I have a Bluetooth headset, a Bluetooth cell phone so I can make phone calls from my iPAQ's Contacts List while my phone stills on my pocket and answer calls with the headset as well. Also, I can transfer files from my iPAQ to my desktop computer thru bluetooth and synchronize it, connect to the internet via Bluetooth thru my desktop computer, send SMS... you name it.

    Also it has the NEVO program so you can control your TV, Hi-Fi, VCR and even learns new codes.

    Highly recommended...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Reliable
    I bought this IPAQ after doing much research.I wanted a Pocket PC, and knew that I needed to keep it very small.This IPAQ has met all of my expectations.I have used it for a year now, and plan to use it for at least another 18 mos. before I consider upgrading to newer technology.

    If I could do it again, I would at least look at pocket pc's that have built-in keyboards.When I originally compared these, I didn't think I would use that functionality much.After using it my stylus for a while now, I think I would prefer a keyboard option.

    I have had not problems with my IPAQ and it does everything it is supposed to do.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Feature/Price ratio
    I have owned this PDA for about 6 months now.
    The battery life is far superior to the iPAQ3XXX series PDAs!
    I can use this off and on for a few days straight without having to recharge.
    Aside from battery life, it seems to be very fast and responsive compared to my Toshiba Genio. Another major selling point was the Dual memory slots-Compact Flash and Secure Digital.
    Aside from the features mentioned above, I also am impressed with the form factor.Although it is not quite as slim as the 4XXX series iPAQs it is still among the smallest and sleekest PDAs that I have seen.

    Complaints:
    This does not run PPC 2003 2nd edition : (
    PIM info disappears if batteries go dead.iPAQ FileStore utility does not prevent this...
    I had a CASIO that kept all PIM info and settings even after a week with a dead battery (vacation).

    Overall This is by far my favorite PDA yet!

    4-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Toy
    After months of research, I finally purchased an Ipaq 2215, which I dearly love.I used to have a Palm m515, which I still love (and which my husband now loves), but I wanted to get an MP3 player as well, and it was just easier to have an all in one unit.(That's what I told my husband when I tried to explain the price!)

    The MP3 player works great, and it's neat to have the CF & SD slots because CF is so much cheaper.The speaker is surprisingly good, though headphones sound much better.The remote control feature is nifty, but rarely used.I write a lot of stories, so I bought a thumbpad, and it works really well and I'm almost as fast with the thumbpad as I am with a real keyboard.I'm tempted to get a real keyboard, but so far haven't needed one.

    Word to Go 6 (for the Palm OS) is better than PocketWord, but PW isn't bad.It doesn't save page numbers or footers, which drives me crazy, but it does have the word completion feature that I like.You can download truetype fonts, but you can't insert a page break.When you exit out of a document and go back in, it starts you at the top again.Doc to Go 6 remembers where you left off.This can be annoying when you have a 100 page document to edit, then want to go into another document to check your notes, then continue your next great American novel.

    There is a lot of space on the hard drive, though it's RAM, so you lose the info if the battery dies completely.At least that's what the book I bought says - haven't tested it yet.

    I don't know if others have a problem with this, but the last document I work on does not sync when I hook up the unit to my PC.It actually takes it out of the Pocket_PC folder on my desktop.I have to go back into it, type in a space, delete the space, exit, and then it syncs.I'm sure there's an easier way, but I don't know it, so I have to do it each time.

    Anyway, this is a great toy.I'm sure some people can use it for work if they really want to, but it's too much fun to just save for work.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Convenient
    I purchased this a week ago and since that time it has not left my side.I put all of my personal and work information on here and it's seamless.This device has everything I need, and it also has a nice remote control gadget that I use to control my DVD, VCR, TV and TiVo.Overall this this has been incredibly useful for me, I am glad I purchased this. ... Read more


    8. HP iPAQ 4355 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard

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    Asin: B0000DBJV5
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 16965
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The sleek, 5.8-oz. iPAQ h4355 Pocket PC offers optimized performance that will keep you productive while on the move and at your destinations. A backlit keyboard, integrated WLAN 802.11b and Bluetooth wireless technology, and a Secure Digital (SDIO) slot round out this model's powerful features. ... Read more

    Features

    • Removable/rechargeable batterand integrated keyboard
    • Integrated Bluetooth
    • Slim, sleek, and affordable
    • Dazzling Transflective TFT color with LED backlight display
    • Pocket versions of familiar applications like Outlook, Word, and Excel

    Reviews (35)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Really good, haven'tfound the perfect PDA yet, but close
    If it could do more screens in landscape, especially the internet, it would be a a 10 (out of 5 starts. I like the combination of a useable keyboard and stylus, the battery ife is very long. I don't need a camera. The screen can always be bigger and better, but I was happy with it for business and intrenet use, I'd still have it someone didn'swipe it. I'm likely to buy another one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Response to previous comments on screen issues...
    I took my ipaq to Guatemala and S. Mexico for several months, and after regular usage, and normal precautions against impact, etc., with the factory-issued case, my screen was still intact and remains perfectly fine.

    I imagine that there might have been a batch or two that had a flaw. The ipaq color screens are designed like the colorscreens of many comparable color screen products.

    I don't feel the screen is a downfall of this product. In fact, it is the primary reason why I chose this product: the resolution, the size, the color.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I loved it until the screen broke....twice....
    I won my ipaq in a school-related economics competition and it was in perfect working order for about 1 or 2 months. One day it was in my pocket in its INCLUDED case (that apparently doesn't protect it in the least) and when I took it out the screen was cracked. I had to send it to hp and pay $200 to get it fixed because "screen issues" are not protected under warranty. They fixed it, sent it back, and I proceeded to assume that it wouldn't break again. Then 7 months later I was using it in my car, parked my car, put it in a cargo pocket - one that wouldn't put ANY pressure on it, walked inside my apt. building, walked up the stairs, walked into my room, pulled it out, took it out of its INCLUDED case, and lo and behold, 6 cracks lined the screen. I emailed hp and they told me that I only had a warranty on the screen for 6 months after its repair - since it was 7 months since its repair, I would have to pay 200 dollars once again. So now it sits in my drawer and takes up space. You'd think that hp would have the sense to warn people of the screen's fragility, or of their case's complete inability to protect it. Why should I have to pay $200 every time a defective product breaks? Be prepared to make a serious investment if you purchase this product.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Another HP failure
    Initially the ipaq 4355 had everything I wanted: bluetooth, wireless internet, a sdc slot for memory and a keyboard.It worked well for 6 months.

    After 6 months of normal use the screen "cracked" and stopped displaying the images properly.I sent the ipaq to HP assuming that it would be covered under the warranty.Instead the HP repair center claims that it happened because I put too much pressure against the screen causing micro-fractures and weeks later it finally broke, therefore it was not something covered by the warrenty.

    They gave me the option of paying $180 to have it repaired or pay them $80 to send it back to me unrepaired.Naturally, I took the 3rd option and paid them $0.I'll let you figure the logic of charging customers a fee to evaluate the problem.

    A few other people posted reviews of the screen cracking on this same model leading me to think its a design problem that HP is covering up.It seems that normal usage of the machine will cause cracks and the eventual failure of the screen.

    Definitely think twice about buying any HP product!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Extremely bad screen durability
    I have had my 4355 for about 10 months now, and in that time the screen has cracked twice. The first time, I grudgingly paid the $175 fee to replace it and figured I must have done something wrong. Two months later, it cracks again. This time I am positive there was no extreme pressure, it was never dropped.

    It is simply poorly designed and extremely fragile.

    I will say that the way I use my PDA's has not changed in a decade. This is the only one (Palm Pilot, etc) that cannot take simple every day wear and tear.

    HP, if this your idea of product quality and design, you should be ashamed of yourself. When people have problems with your flawed products, fix them for free.

    I have spent thousands over the past 2 years on HP cameras, computers, etc and this has left such a bad taste in my mouth I will never by another HP product again.


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    9. HP iPAQ RZ1715 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $280.00
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    Asin: B0002DV9CS
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 3228
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Windows Media Player 9 for Pocket PC--plays MP3 and WMA audio files and Windows Media video clips * 3.5" LCD with Portrait and Landscape viewing modes * built-in microphone for voice recording * Secure Digital card slot (accepts SD cards, MultiMediaCards, or SDIO accessories) * warranty: 90 days * ... Read more

    Features

    • Five Way navigation button plus 4 programmable application launch buttons
    • 3.5” Transflective type QVGA TFT, Portrait and Landscape modes
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC
    • 203 MHz Samsung 2410 processor
    • Up to 25 MB user available memory including 10 MB iPAQ File Store

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Product, but Limited on Memory
    I recently purchased the RZ 1715 through Amazon, after a thorough online search and reading many reviews posted here.Thankfully Amazon is giving us the option of purchasing this type of entry-level unit, as all my local electronics stores seem to have ignored it in favor of dedicating shelf space to the much more expensive top-level products.

    After two weeks with the product I can confirm that the other reviews are spot-on with one exception: the on board memory.At only 25MB, this can be very limiting for all but the most casual users; anyone considering this for business purposes (not requiring WiFi) should be cautioned - the software requires that all on-board processes and databases be run from the on-board memory, not the SD cards.SD cards are where you store your music, photos, files, etc., imported from the PC, but synchronized databases from Outlook can and will quickly gobble up that 25MB space in a hurry.These databases cannot be run from the SD card.Users with contact databases in software such as ACT, Salesforce.com, etc., would be well advised to look at the next higher model, which I believe roughly doubles available memory.

    I'm going to try to exchange the RZ 1715 for something with more horsepower.Sure hope I'm not too late, or this was a very expensive lesson learned...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best best best best of all the pdas
    this is my first pda.my sister bought this for me.i didnt buy this from amazon but i bought this from radioshack but at amazon it is much cheaper.

    this pda is the best compared to my friends.it is small,lighter and the graphics are also good.but the processor little bit slow but its not that much slow.the only problem is that u cant put mpeg files only avi files.

    other than that it is good.if u want more info contact me adboralessa@hotmail.com

    1-0 out of 5 stars For the same price, you can get a top of the line Dell Axim
    The harsh reality is that anyone who got this was sorely ripped off. I've been following Pocket PCs very closely for over two years, and the specifications and the molassas slowness of this unit is a real shame for the technology that is capable of being produced today. For the same amount of money used to buy the RZ1715, you can get a 624mhz Dell Axim with 64mb RAM, 64mb ROM, integrated WiFi, integrated Bluetooth, and respect from the online PDA community. There is absolutely no reason to buy this unit because 1) It is not a bargain PDA. You can get other PDAs with much better features for even less than this unit is worth, 2) It has less than the bare minimum of features. Anything under 300mhz is considered a dinosaur of PDAs past. Why this unit was produced in 2004 is beyond me.

    If you are looking for a Pocket PC to give as a gift to someone, don't pick this one. I guarantee it is a ripoff and an insult. You can get a really great Pocket PC for even less.

    1-0 out of 5 stars What are the people thinking?!?
    It is truly amazing what the people have been saying about this PDA. It is slow, only 32Mb RAM(!!), poor battery, etc, etc, etc...

    It was voted as the worst PDA of the year by PC Magazine, in their last Top 10 Worst Products of the year.

    There are many other options in this price range that are much better: In Pocket PC camp, there is the Dell X30, in Palm camp there is Zire 72. Both offer so much more for less money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just the pocket pc 4 me
    I have been a palm guy for quite a while. That was a mistake. This pocket pc does so much more than a stupid palm could ever do. Powered by a speedy samsung processor, this pocket pc cranks out 203 mhz of pure power. Dont be fooled by the discription. It says youu could play MUSIC. They should've said you can play music and Videos. Its true. Just get at least a 128 mb memory card.(I have a 256 mb memory card.) The display on this puppy is absolutely dazzeling. It uses a tft screen and is, in my opinion, more hi rez than a 71' plasma. I never want anything bad to happen to this pocket pc. I love it. You will to if you go get it at your nearest bestbuy or circuit city. I got it at circuit city. Go buy this piece of work now. The zr1715, a piece of art and a pocket pc for all your daily needs.
    Did I mention that you can play games? It is true. It plays all types of cool games. Just do an active sync and play. It is so cool. The color is fabulous and the graphics r to. So go get 1. ... Read more


    10. HP iPAQ 1945 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard

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    Asin: B00009RL1W
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 13754
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    This slim and sleek, feature-and super-value-packed Pocket PC is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse yet substantial enough to keep your life in order. It includes multimedia, Bluetooth (wireless ready with SDIO WLAN 802.11b card), and plenty of room to expand and accessorize!Be productive wherever you are with popular applications, including Microsoft Office (Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel), varied features, and large storage capability. The HP iPAQ h1945 fit in your purse or pocket: at 2.75" wide and 4.37 oz., it's easy to keep with you. Access the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data at home, at work, or on the go with the optional SDIO WLAN 802.11b card. Print documents, e-mail attachments, and pictures straight from your HP iPAQ h1945 to a local printer (printing software included). Be entertained by your favorite multimedia, right at your fingertips. Enjoy brilliant color and image sharpness courtesy of the transflective TFT LCD (64,000 colors). Be ergonomically correct with the touch-sensitive display for stylus, built-in speaker and microphone, four programmable launch buttons, and more. Do more as your needs grow by expanding via the integrated SD slot. ... Read more

    Features

    • A thin, light, and affordable Pocket PC
    • Includes mobile versions of Microsoft Office: Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
    • Great multimedia features
    • What's in the box: iPaQ 1945, USB synchronization cable, AC Adapter, battery, charger adapter, audio adapter, iPAQ Pocket PC companion CD

    Reviews (75)

    1-0 out of 5 stars FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT BUY IPAQS!
    Product is overpriced for its chintzy characteristics. Looks really nice, but as they say,"looks can be deceiving".I bet 90 percent of the iPaqs out there that have been purchased from 2003 through the present date are either completely useless or are in some need of repair and 99 percent of those broken are most likely not the fault of the purchaser.Hp/Compaq has a HUGE problem with screens (as you can read from the other hundreds of negative postings on Amazon alone).Mine was very well taken care of and lasted about as long as everyone else's has (5-6 months).I even purchased the extended warranty plan, in which you have no way of proving that you did not drop the unit. SOL! My suggestion: file a complaint with your local attorney general.That'll scare HP! (oh wait, they dont care because they are overseas in another country).

    3-0 out of 5 stars Love the unit but super fragile.
    When I started using the HP1945 it was the ultimate timesaver for me, especially the Outlook Contacts. I loved the design and the way it worked. After one week of use, the screen cracked just from being in my shirt pocket, and the unit was useless. I was lucky and able to return it as defective to the store I bought it from, and get a refund. I will be searching for a similar, but sturdier PDA.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good if no problems, terrible customer service
    I bought my IPAQ 1945 in Feb of 2004 and after six months of great use the screen started flickering.I sent it in and was told that "You have spilled water on it and it will cost $190 to replace the screen."(a rude way to put it even if true). I knew it was not true but apparently had no recourse.Either pay up or do without.Now after going six month's without a PDA I'm getting ready to buy another and I just can't make myself get another HP.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but never great; the fatally flawed Clinton of PDA's
    The HP1945 is a very good idea, with some serious problems. I've just ordered my third one. The first one lasted a month, the screen cracked, and after arm-twisting, HP replaced it. The second one lasted 14 months. This one is out of warranty, so I didn't bother with HP. It appears that the power supply went and fried the circuit board. (At least the blazingly hot spot on the casing and the near-instantaneous power drain of the lithium cell makes me suspect that.)

    So why am I ordering a third one. a) I'm an idiot, b) I'm an optimist, or c) The 1945 just happens to do exactly what you need a PDA to do, perfectly, with no extra baggage?

    [sigh] I'm afraid it's all three. This liitle machine is compact, versatile, efficient, and does exactly what I need it to do. Then it breaks far to soon, and really ticks me off.

    5-0 out of 5 stars experience with iPAQ 1945 model
    Regarding the iPAQ 1945:

    FWIW:I have been using this iPAQ model with Outlook 2002 and Microsoft ActiveSync with a Windows XP Professional machine for quite some time now (1 year? if forget).Sync'ing is not a problem (reported elsewhere), either with the direct cable or using Bluetooth.Considering how big a pain windows can be in general, there is probably something else going on with the reported problem of windows sync'ing and the iPAQ 1945.I have never had a problem with that feature.

    For the price, the device has been a pretty good piece of equipment and I have become addicted to the basic capabilities it provides. If I shopped around some more, I am sure there would be more powerful devices available, but this one is a good price and capability combination. ... Read more


    11. Dell Axim X5 400 MHz Pocket PC
    by Dell
    list price: $299.00
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    Asin: B00007GPI1
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Dell
    Sales Rank: 5542
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Dell Axim X5 is the ultimate handheld device, delivering style and outstanding features at an affordable price. It's powered by the Intel XScale processor at 400 MHz to help you keep up with the tasks of everyday life, and is equipped with 64 MB SDRAM and 48 MB Intel StrataFlash ROM.

    The Axim X5 is equipped with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Premium and pre-installed with familiar applications like Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, along with a calendar, contacts database, voice recorder, and a number of other built-in features.

    With an integrated Type II CompactFlash card slot and a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slot, the expansion capabilities seem endless. And with its removable, rechargeable battery, the Axim X5 is never tied to its cradle--simply leave a spare battery charging in the cradle, and swap your battery when it's low.

    The Dell Axim X5 features a backlit, 3.5-inch, 16-bit, touch-sensitive, transflective TFT color LCD display capable of displaying 65,536 colors at 240 x 320 resolution.

    The Axim X5's audio capabilities include 16-bit stereo, full duplex record and playback, and an integrated microphone and speaker. The Axim also features a headphone jack.

    The Axim X5 comes with a rechargeable, removable 1440 mAh lithium-ion battery. A rechargeable, removable 3400 mAh lithium-ion battery is optional.

    What's in the box

    • Axim X5
    • Stylus
    • Sync cradle
    • AC Adapter
    • 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion Removable, Rechargeable battery
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    Features

    • 400 MHz Intel XScale Processor, 64 MB of RAM, and 48 MB ROM
    • Brilliant 3.5" high-resolution transflective 65,000 color display
    • Integrated CompactFlash Type II and Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slots to add storage or wireless communication cards
    • Built-in microphone, speaker, and stereo headphone connector
    • What's in the box: Axim X5, Stylus, Sync cradle, AC Adapter, 1440 mAh Lithium-Ion battery

    Reviews (60)

    1-0 out of 5 stars this sucks can i give negative 5 stars?
    This crashed 15 times and the os sucks wast of money get a zire 72 it works!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bet Buy Ever!!!
    When I first got my Dell Axim I wasn't sure what I was going to be able to do with it. I figured I could have a contacts list and maybe play some games, i had no idea what i was going to be able to do.
    I now watch movies, listen to mp3's, play games, do my homework, on my Axim. I can watch oceans 11, the oc, south park, you name it. In order to get the most out of it you have to get a secure digital card, at least 512mb if you want to fit as many movies and mp3's on it as you want, but 1gb is really the way to go.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A complete failure
    When I was given this device i assumed it would perform to all of my expectations, and at first it did, that was then, 7 months later i cannot open my contacts list under any circumstances, the battery indcator is not accurate, the device will not sync, it looses infromation of every kind at random, the camera and wireless networking acessories do not work with the product, and Dell customer service is useless. This is the second time i have had to deal with an inferior product from Dell, only to be stonewalled and lied to by their customer service, who are more interested in convincing you to buy more of their products than helping you. I will never buy another Dell product, i give this device the absolute worst rating possible because that is what it has earned.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Dell Axim X5
    I purchased the Dell Axim X5 overa month ago. I am replaceing it with a palm M105. The pda does everything I need plus more. I like the option to brable to use SD or CF memory cards. One of the faults I have found on the X5 is not being able purchase PPC 2003 upgrade from Dell, found out from Dell that the Amix X5 is not supported anymore and all there call centers are outsourced. But I was lucky and was able to find a copy on Ebay . I was able to ungrade to PPC2003 with Rom A05. My X5 works better now then it did when I first purchaed it. The palm M105 was a great starter and the Dell X5 is great as an upgrade. I was able to find the Axim X5 for under $120 with shipping. If you are looking to save money check out Amazon or Ebay for a Axim X5.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful
    I like this PDA.And I think PDAs are a better way to go than Palm.

    The size is fine: I don't consider it too large.I take it everywhere (I can find my way using Pocket Streets).And the battery holds up for at least a day, and sometimes much longer. I like the fact that it has both Compact Flash and Secure Digital slots: I use them both.And the price is good, too! Ignore the listed price, you can get one for much less.

    You will need a protector for your screen though.Otherwise the stylus will make a mess of your screen.

    I do synch it to my main computer without problems, but maybe that's because all I do is transfer some Word files, Excel files, Power Point presentations (using IA Presenter) and some photos.

    I use the calendar and the contacts all the time.And I take notes by hand, using the stylus, and I store the notes using the calendar, keyed to the date and time that I took them.

    And yes, I do use Word, Power Point, and Excel.Um, can you folks with Palms do that too?

    As for data entry, I have a screen keyboard.But I write at 40 words per minute, and the handwriting software recognizes my handwriting!

    When I need a calculator, I simply use the HP-15 emulator.And when I need to write a program in C, PocketC has worked well.I'm interested in astronomy, so I also use Pocket Stars.I've even used it as a stopwatch, a ruler, a flashlight, and um, a mirror.

    I do use it to look at pictures.But I don't use it to store music or for listening to music, although I think I could.And I haven't tried using it for e-mail or accessing the internet.

    I haven't tried playing any action games on it.But I have tried chess, bridge and Go (my chess program is rather good, the other two aren't).

    All in all, I've received excellent value for my money, and I highly recommend it. ... Read more


    12. HP iPAQ H4350 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $522.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000TFCF4
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 8315
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    HEWLETT PACKARD (FA172A#ABA) IPAQ h4350 U.S. ... Read more

    Features

    • Removable/rechargeable battery and integrated keyboard
    • Integrated Bluetooth
    • Slim, sleek, and affordable
    • Dazzling Transflective TFT color with LED backlight display
    • Pocket versions of familiar applications like Outlook, Word, and Excel

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars All I need in one pocket pc
    I love this item. It is an easy way to carry around a whole bunch of great systems in one handheld. I recommend this item to anyone that is looking for a great, organized pocket pc. The features are the best ever. Don't listen to those losers that saythe screen cracks and it is a ripoff. This is actually an awesome tool to use anywhere.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT product! Made me switch to PocketPC
    I was nervous about switching over to PocketPC from palm, and that I would lose my information,programs, capabilities... But boy was I wrong! The transition was as easy as pie!

    This unit blows away the competition with features.

    Of course it has WiFi and Bluetooth, is fully multimedia compatible. What really blew me away was the amount of software that it came with. While Palm boasts a large software library, it is also expensive to buy. Palm comes with the bare minimums installed - to sync with outlook you have to purchase software, for example. This PDA acts exactly like your Windows Based PC. It really is foolproof.

    The store that I tested this out in had wireless internet running through it. This device was FAST, and had no problems connecting to every website that I tested it out on.

    I have not been able to find a more comfortable PDA device with more features, or a better value than this one! If you're in the market for a new PDA, I'd buy this if I were you! ... Read more


    13. HP iPAQ 4155 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard Office

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DBJTZ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 12356
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The sleek, less-than-5-oz. HP iPAQ h4155 Pocket PC offers optimized performance that will keep you productive, both while you're on the move and when you've reached your destinations. Integrated WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth and a Secure Digital (SDIO) slot round out this model's powerful features. ... Read more

    Features

    • VPN software provides enhanced security for wireless connection
    • Removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for continuous power
    • Slim, sleek, and affordable
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices
    • Secure Digital slot for greater storage and expansion

    Reviews (46)

    1-0 out of 5 stars breaks easily/customer support is a joke
    display screen cracks easily.to make matters worse, don't spend the extra money to buy the protective case because the closure magnets on it also cause the screen to crack.when you call customer service, they charge at least $175 to repair and are very rude.

    1-0 out of 5 stars breaks easily, can't be repaired cheaply
    I purchased an HP IPAQ 4155 several months ago and was initially impressed with its functionality and power.However, the touch-screen fractured shortly thereafter, rendering it useless.I don't recall placing any stress on the screen or striking it, but it fractured while sitting in my pocket in its 'protective' case.Very fragile.The replacement touch screen cost $85 (I was just replacing the touch screen, not the LCD itself)!My trouble was only beginning.I am a trained computer technician, but I could not even OPEN up the damn unit to replace the touch screen without the case breaking into pieces.What a rip-off.They purposefully designed the unit so that you have to buy a new one if anything breaks, or send it in to HP so they can charge you an arm and a leg.I will not buy another HP product.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Screen Breaks and it will.
    All the good reviews are from people that have just purchased this item. Wait till the screen breaks by its self.

    I have owned 5 ipaqs, starting with the Aero and going all the way to 4155.

    One day I looked at my ipaq and it had a crack on the screen about 1 inch long. I knew immediately that the crack will grow and it did.





    The unit has never been dropped or mishandeled. Its does not even have a scratch on it. I am a person that uses a super fine tip fiber tip for my regular writing and never exert any pressure on the pen, letalone the stylus.

    The crack came by its self and now the repair costs are in excess of 180 $.

    After reading all the people that have broken their ipaq screens I am thinking of filing a class action law suit against HP. They should provide free screen replacements to their customers. (something similar to what compaq had to do to replace all floppy drives for their customers)

    I will try to setup a blog page where we can get together and suethe company.

    [...]

    1-0 out of 5 stars Melted screen
    As other reviewers I was very excited about this little toy, until (as happened with other reviewers too) the screen melted yesterday. Now I am stuck without the PDA and with a headache of fixing it. HP should spend more on engineering and quality parts, less on marketing.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Get a Palm.
    When I got up today I found my iPAQ 4155 with a melted screen. Sometime in the night sitting on it's base it just died. Called support and was told that it was a common thing to have happen. Then I was told that it would be $175.00 to fix it. I'm now going out and getting a Palm. I wish I would have saved my money.

    ... Read more


    14. Toshiba e805 Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003
    by Toshiba
    list price: $599.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DBJUB
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Toshiba
    Sales Rank: 14610
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Reliability. Performance. Technology. Leadership. The Toshiba name means all this and more. Toshiba builds upon this heritage by delivering the industry's most innovative, high-quality solutions. ... Read more

    Features

    • Analog resistance sensitive touch panel
    • Integrated Wi-Fi
    • Intel processor at a phenomenal 400 MHz
    • 128 MB SDRAM
    • Secure Digital and CompactFlash Card slots

    Reviews (11)

    1-0 out of 5 stars e-805 Toshiba PDA
    The toggle switch on my new e805 broke the second time I moved it from WiFi to off.I sent the unit in under warrenty.Toshiba warrenty department said the mother board must be replaced to fix the toggle switch and is not covered under warrenty.They charged $125.00 to repair unit.I've bought a lot of Toshiba products, this will be the last.
    Guy A. Edwards
    Sturgis
    South Dakota

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works Fine !
    I purchased the e805 dispite the bad reviews here and let me tell you mine works fine. I use it with navagation software and find it works way better than I expected.(travroute) E-mail works fine as does connecting to wireless internet services. I have had no problems with the screen. Not to mention I got lucky and paid $499.00 from COMPUSA. 2 THUMBS UP...Anyone interested in navagation software should give TRAVROUTE a try.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A very unhappy camper
    I placed one of the earliest orders for this unit. The unit is fine, as far as that goes.
    Feb 2, 2004
    Now I am having problems with the device (see appended comments below)

    March 18, 2004
    More problems: the unit is now inoperable (see appended comments)

    Additional Comments as of 2004-02-08:
    1) The touch screen is now starting to malfunction. When I first turn the unit on I am getting many clicks (as if I am tapping the screen, which I am not). Also, later, if I even touch the case at the upper/right corner (not even near the actual display) the unit clicks (as if I am tapping the screen). Also upper sides of case sometimes.
    2) Status of Toshiba Order for critical supplies (screen overlays and replacement styli):
    Shipping is Waiting to Pack Order (from Toshiba account status)
    In other words, they still don't have the items. About March 10, 2004 the screen overlays FINALLY arrived. Not a bad turnaround for something critical - two months. However, the unit is now inoperable, the screen does not respond. Did a total system reset, was operable for awhile. Then, screen clicking like a geiger counter it has stopped responding again.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Had to return mine, screen doesn't respond
    When I first took it out of the box, it didn't, but I thought that was because the battery needed to be charged. I did finally get it setup and working. It was beautiful. Then the screen started acting weird, I'd tap the scroll bar and the today screen would pop back up, or I'd tape the "next" button and a different program would flash and then go away and then back to the today screen. Sometimes I'd turn it on and the screen wouldn't respond, then all of a sudden it did again. It was getting so bad that I hard reset and still couldn't get the screen to respond. I tried calling Toshiba, who only offers 90 days tech support, and they said they'd have someone call me back. A week later, I called them again and a week later I called a third time. Finally, I couldn't get the unit to respond at all, so I called J&R (where I purchased it via Amazon link) and they told me to send it back. They'd check it out and IF they found a problem they'd exchange it and refund my shipping fee. A lot of hassle for a very expensive machine, Toshiba is awful. I hope J&R comes through, as they agreed. They were nice on the phone, I think they will.
    I did get my new, replacement from J&R. I was charged for it and I'm still waiting for them to credit me for the one I returned to them. The new one works MUCH better! It's a pleasure to use. I've only let the battery run down once; it stays pretty good, 4 or 5 days with normal use. This screen works the way it should. It responds well and it's really quick. I restored from a backup on my CF card and was up and running in seconds. I really love it. I like the CF and SD card slots and the fast processor. I like it much better than the iPAQ 5455 I had.

    1-0 out of 5 stars unreliable!
    i got my unit and as soon as i took it out of the box, i found that the screen would not respond to the stylus.so, i could not use it past the initialization stage!this unit has all sorts of problems that you can read about on forums, such as:

    - screen taps not responding
    - noise coming from the unit
    - batteries not holding charge

    although i was aware of bad experiences some people had, i really wanted the vga screen and thought i would try it out anyway...

    turned out to be a big waste of time, since i had to wait about 3 weeks for this thing to get off back order!

    i have purchased all kinds of technology items and have never had anything with such a major defect upon opening it; this is just unacceptable. ... Read more


    15. Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 Handheld PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $899.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004ZEPB
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 30328
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    One of the nice things about Windows CE devices is that manufacturers don't have to stick to a specific design. They can make large screens or small screens, add keyboards or rely solely on the touch screen for input, and basically do whatever they want. Hewlett-Packard decided to make a do-anything device when they designed the Jornada 720, and on most counts they have succeeded.

    The device sports a keyboard just large enough for comfortable touch typing anda large 640 x 240 screen that makes Web browsing and document editing mucheasier than is the case with a smaller device. This useful combination meansthat most people will be able to use the Jornada 720 as a notebook computerreplacement. However, if you're looking for the ultimate in portable handheldcomputing, you'll have to look elsewhere.

    The 720 is about as loaded as a Windows CE device can get; it comes with anintegrated 56 Kbps V.90 modem, docking station for easy connection to a PC, ACadapter, and rechargeable battery. It's outfitted with 32 MB of RAM and a 206 MHz StrongARM processor that really makes applications fly. On themultimedia side you get an integrated speaker and stereo headphone jack foraudio playback, and one of the most beautiful TFT active matrix displays we'veseen. It can mix and match more than 65,000 colors at once, renders very crisptext, and never had trouble keeping up with our input like inferior passivematrix screens do.

    The very thing that makes the Jornada 720 so useful--itsrelatively large size--is also its biggest drawback. Its weight can make itunwieldy, and there's no good way to get a grip on it when there isn't a flatsurface to use it with. We ended up accidentally pressing keys far too oftenwhen holding the unit with one hand, though with a little practice jugglingbecomes much easier.

    If you are graduating to the Jornada from a smaller handheld (such as a Palm)instead of slimming down from a notebook, prepare to be underwhelmed by itsportability. Expect to be impressed, however, by its zippy performance, generousdisplay, and expansion possibilities. --T. Byrl Baker

    Pros:

    • Large, colorful display makes working with large documents practical
    • Keyboard is large enough for touch-typing, albeit at a slower rate than a full-sized keyboard allows
    • Comes standard with so many features that you likely won't have to buy upgrades for some time

    Cons:

    • It's heavy and too big for most pockets
    • Difficult to use without sitting it down on a flat surface
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    Features

    • Get fast performance with 206 MHz processor, 32 MB SDRAM, and 2-D graphics acceleration
    • Features 640 x 240 screen and 3/4-size keyboard
    • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Includes pocket versions of familiar Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as Internet Explorer for Handheld PC
    • What's in the box: Jornada 720, Stylus, AC adapter, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, USB Docking cradle, Sync cable, User Manual

    Reviews (33)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
    I wrote an entire novel on this trusty machine - and was able to throw it in a backpack, bike to the library, pull it out and work. Loved being able to sit in my living room and write, also. ActiveSync works perfectly. Infrared works perfectly - sends documents directly to my printer AND I am able to use it to store data from my Quicklink pen.

    I LOVE THIS COMPUTER! I am upset that HP discontinued this line...If you're looking for a TRULY portable computer (and don't require all the extra bells and whistles of a laptop) that syncs up beautifully with your desktop - THIS IS THE COMPUTER FOR YOU!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Jornada 720 the perfect PDA!
    For more than 3 years, IÕve owned HPC Palmtop PCÕs.My first unit was a 360LX, which was black and white, ran on 2 AA alkalines, offered a 60mhz SH3 CPU (fast for the time) no built in modem or Ethernet ports, and only 8MB of Internal memory.Back when the 360LX was released many people did not use their palmtops to connect to the Internet, and most people did not store music on their computers, so 8MB of Internal RAM was perfect for data purposes.My next Palmtop was the J680, which was a HUGE jump from the 360LX.The J680 offered twice the RAM, a color screen, a built in modem and a CPU twice as fast.

    Well a couple weeks ago I purchased a J720 which is also a HUGE leap from my former HPC PDA.The J720 features a 206MHZ ARM RISC CPU, a 51mhz Bus, a much improved CF/PCMCIA slot design, a far superior and less buggy OS, better battery life, a headphone jack, and a whopping 32MB of RAM!With the CF slot, users have the option of adding more memory by installing a CF card, which are cheap these days.

    I am very impressed with my new HPC Palmtop.As a student, I need a device to accominidate by bulky battery hogger laptop; well the J720 does it for me!No Palm/PocketPC can fully replace my J720 device.Students need device for fast data entry, and adding an external keyboard to a Palm/PPC would be bulkier to carry around than a HPC.
    I recommend HPCÕs to all those in education, wanting a device many times smaller and lighter than a laptop.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
    For me, this has been a great little machine. It has everything I need, including Pocket Access (which you can't get anymore). With a keyboard that works well once you get used to it, a modem, a windows platform, this little pc keeps me functioning while on the road... Much better than a PDA - this is a computer!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not HP quality
    I have been using an HP handheld computer for over 10 years and I really liked my rugged little machine that I could slip in a pocket,use versions of bigger programs on,type instead of pecking with a stylus and connect to the Internet.So I came prepared to love the 720.I am afraid I have been disappointed.2 weeks after I received my computer, two keys fell out of the keyboard and just after a year the pin that holds the screen to the keyboard broke.I was used to a machine that tanks have run over and survived and didn't expect it to fall apart with normal use.I was used to figuring out how programs worked and plugging them in and going but Active Synch required a call to HP and I never could get the Internet connection to work,and this is from someone who has been using an HP variant for years.But mainly I have been very disappointed in the quality of the hardware.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's perfect for me.Is it for you?
    If you want a put-in-a-shirt-pocket PDA, this isn't for you.If you want or need a keyboarded device, this is the only choice without adding external keyboard.For me, that means it's the only choice.Contrary to the review, it is really difficult to touch type on it.It's got a large form factor, but I can carry it in a pocket (but I'm a size 56;)

    You can find the Jornada external keyboard on eBay once in a while (part F1275A.)If you find one, snap it up!It works with an additional free driver from HP, and it adds six times the functionality.

    The bad news:The product is discontinued.Additional NiMH batteries (proprietary design) aren't available on HP shopping.HP Parts told me they're backordered, but I did get mine in 24 hours.

    The worse news:WinCE/Pocket PC devices are not supported by the software manufacturer after a new revision comes out.As another reviewer mentions, much "Windows CE 2.0" software will NOT run on Windows CE for Handheld PC (H/PC.)Don't expect much additional software to come out; companies just won't have a profit motive to support an obsolete platform.

    The good news:There is a LOT of software out there now that works.You just need to find a good forum like Raul Lucky's web pages to help know what works and what doesn't.

    The better news:With my Jornada 720 I can just take the unit along and have great functionality as a PDA.Between the add-on keyboard, Accurite 20 GB hard drive which slots into card slot 1, a 64 MB Compact Flash Card, Ansyr's Primer PDF reader, and other goodies which aren't necessary (1 extended batt, 1 reg batt, docking cradle, external charger, etc. - it seems like a lot but really isn't) I have no need of a laptop.I've even got most of my CD library burned to the external HD.I don't need an MP3 player, either.In short, this is much more than just a PDA with lots of flexibility and expansion capability.

    The best news:With the flexibility of the system I've always got it with me, in the configuration for whatever I'm doing.It takes a little learning, but far less than the MessagePads did, and I suspect less than your average first-timer using a PDA.This is really more than a PDA, though it is less than a laptop.And with the lower price points, it's even sweeter.If I had the ready cash, there wouldn't be any of them for sale here, because I'd have them as backup units.:)

    I'm expecting (batteries willing,) to be using it until Pocket PC 2010 comes out - at least.:) ... Read more


    16. HP iPAQ 5555 Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009RL1Y
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 16772
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Give yourself a jump on the competition by letting the iPAQ h5555 Pocket PC increase your mobile productivity. Communicate wirelessly while securely accessing and managing information on your own preferred schedule. Access the Internet, e-mail, and corporate data at home, at work, or on the go with the integrated Bluetooth and WLAN 802.11b wireless capability. Protect your data with the fingerprint-recognition feature, VPN software, 64-bit and 128-bit WEP, F-Secure FileCrypto Data Encryption, and Xcellenet Afaria device management. Easily print documents, e-mail attachments, and pictures straight from your HP iPAQ h5555 to an HP printer. Enjoy brilliant color and image sharpness courtesy of the transflective TFT LCD (64, 000 colors). Be ergonomically correct with the five-way navigation button, touch-sensitive display for stylus, built-in speaker and microphone, and more� Do more as your needs grow with the expansion pack support and compatible accessories. ... Read more

    Features

    • Biometric fingerprint reader for serious security
    • What's in the box: iPAQ Pocket PC, USB Desktop cradle/charger, AC Adapter, holster with belt clip, lithium-ion battery, getting started poster; charger adapter, hp iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD
    • A powerful and flexible Pocket PC with enhanced security and wireless features
    • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless connectivity both in and out of the office
    • All the benefits of the Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 Premium operating system

    Reviews (43)

    2-0 out of 5 stars HP Ipaq 5555
    I have owned the Ipaq 5555 for a year.My review is far from positive. The unit has glitzy features but many disappointments.Battery life is not long enough for practical professional use. Handwriting recognition is about 90% at best and usually less.The unit has a slippery exterior that should be kept in a case; a poor engineering design , unless they want one to drop it.
    What is most disappointing is the one year warrantee support from HP.I developed synching problems. HP support put me through a variety of time consuming phone support resets et al.Finally they agreed (reluctantly) to accept the unit for analysis. We sent it in. The J2 connector on the main board was cracked.Despite a lack of any signs or history of external abuse, they claimed the unit must have been dropped and sustained significant impact.They are not planning to honor the warrantee.I am the only one who uses this unit. HP does not honor their warrantee.I would not recommend purchasing this unit.
    Other limitations are common to most PDAs.Slow compared to PCs, laptops, tablets.Poor screen size for internet.
    For the price this is not worth it.
    On the positive side the security features were valuable to me as a physician to protect confidential patient information.Otherwise it had little special to offer over units costing a fraction of the price.
    Wireless internet was of little value due to the slowness of connecting and unreliability of auto connecting.Within my own home I could walk downstairs to use the PC to access and get internet info more expediently. The only time it helped was on the road, and that was limited. Email access from the PDA is not happening for me.
    Many programs have to be purchased for PDA use that would be built in to most laptops and other PCs. Bluetooth devices are too pricey to be a good value.
    I think PDAs are great for storing contact info and making notes, but should not be pushed into the realm of truer computing.They should be easily held and capable of sustaining 4 foot falls.
    Again, I would specifically avoid the HP products because they are not honoring their warrantee, using flimsy evidence to shift the blame off their poor engineering of a handheld onto the user. Get a far less expensive Palm for basic contact and calendar use, a laptop or tablet for on the road computing and bypass these expensive and impractical Ipaqs.

    1-0 out of 5 stars waste of time
    Total and complete data failure (and will not restore even after a full backup) 6 X in the last four months. This is after warranty replacement of the unit (based upon the old "we don't know why it does that") -

    Avoid this PPC until they make one that is suitable for everyday use.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Unreliable
    This must be the most frustrating device it has ever been my misfortune to own! With some regularity, and with no apparent reason, it resets itself to factory settings. I spend more time restoring and reinstalling than I actually spend productively.

    At least 5-6 times per day, I have to do a soft reset because the thing locks up. Half the time it won't connect or sync either via USB or wireless.

    I've had the iPAQ for a year now, and am just getting ready to do a complete reinstall. Once again, it reset itself. Two weeks ago, same thing. This is the last time, however, there is a hammer in the iPAQ's future. I mean it.

    Afterthought: who ever heard of a device that can't be turned off? What numbskull designed a computer that loses everything if it loses power? Duh.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I have used my 5555 for a year
    To get absolute use out of this machine I would recommend the SanDisk 1 gig memory (inserts in topof 5555 easily .. about 300 bucks), Pocket map navigator (absolutely wonderful about 350 bucks) Sierra wireless aircard750 (so you can use it as a cell)and Microsoft voice recognition (works great) so you can select and play your tunes.This is a brilliantly designed machine..more usability just keeps popping out of it every day. One fair warning.. it's hell to learn to run correctly. The documentation is terrible but tech support has been patient during my dozen or so phone calls for help. I have dropped this machine and it still works so it is durable. The 5555 makes all other PDA's look like junk once you are on top of it. Forget the expense.. just buy it, fight it and make it work to do the things you want it to do. Oh, and download the software so you can watch movies on it too (another 50 bucks). You can put about 8 movies on the san disk. Don't waste money with the double expansion pack, get the single, it will still fit in your shirt pocket and do all the above.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Earlier Review about Battery Replacement is Incorrect
    An earlier review (August, 2003) contained the following incorrect information:

    "The problem that has plagued HP since the 3000 series started is the battery. It isn't replaceable by any part that you can get your hands on, and it has a shelf life of about 1.5 years."

    In fact, the iPAQ 5555 battery IS replaceable and many people recommend that users carry a spare battery if they expect to use the PDA heavily. ... Read more


    17. ViewSonic V36 Pocket PC
    by ViewSonic
    list price: $299.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DK3GD
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: ViewSonic
    Sales Rank: 2588
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    ViewSonic's new Pocket PC V36 is the handheld that proves A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. The Pocket PC V36 incorporates a digital camera into your personal organizer, enabling you to add pictures to your projects or e-mail, while keeping you organized, efficient, and connected. And with a fast Intel XScale processor and the advanced Pocket PC 2003 operating system from Microsoft, it provides you with POWERFUL ACCESS TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION while away from your PC.Transfer your e-mail and important office documents from your PC easily and quickly. Play MP3 files or even read a book with Microsoft Reader for e-books. Get the picture-perfect Pocket PC - the ViewSonic Pocket PC V36.The ViewSonic Pocket PC V36 uses the Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 operating system to enhance your experience - making it easy to use for the beginner while providing advanced users more control. Pocket PC 2003 also enables you to utilize instant messaging, including multimedia files. ... Read more

    Features

    • Powerful 300MHz Intel XScale processor
    • Incorporated digital camera
    • Transfer your e-mail and important office documents from your PC easily and quickly
    • Play MP3 files or even read a book with Microsoft Reader for e-books
    • 3.5 inches Color LCD

    Reviews (29)

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's ok, too bad there is so little suport from Microsoft
    It works quite well as far as Pocket PC goes. It's a good little unit. I've not have a major problems with the hardware. It's a shame that Microsoft offers so little in the way of support. Too bad. This is my second Pocket PC, and probably the last. Microsoft's online help is pretty much useless, and that's all there is. If you are interested in the basic calendar type of stuff, you will probably be happy. If you need anything beyond that, good luck. The new sub-notebook computers with Windows-XP are so much more capable, why suffer ? I got a new Fujitsu and am very happy with it. It's a shame that the company who wrote the o/s treats it like an unwanted orphan. It's got such a great unrealised potential. I really wish MS would really get behind it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nice, but only for 6 monthsThen you have to buy another
    This is a very nice unit.The screen is clear the memory expandable, the price just right.THE MAJOR DRAWBACKS are that the computer burns out after 6-7 months leaving you high and dry with the company.The secondary battery fails even when you have the unit plugged into the charger erasing all of you files and system memory.
    [...]I would go with something that has a reputation for working longer than a goldfishes memory.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very hard to beat for the price
    I have worked with Windows CE/Pocket PCs from the very first models (loved the Philps Velo ;-)), and have always appreciated their functionality.I do quite a bit of research when upgrading to a new PDA/Pocket PC.And considering the price ($200 after a $100 rebate) the V36 is pretty much unbeatable.The screen equals the iPAQs I have used at work over the years, and the V36 is smaller/lighter (a big requirement for me since I carry mine in my pocket).It has a nice processor, generous memory and I agree with other reviews that the camera takes surprising good pictures (albeit you do need good light and the pictures are low res).The fact that the V36 has an SDIO slot (not just an SD slot) is a huge plus for me as well.I use my unit to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots daily and an SDIO slot is necessary to support any of the 802.11b cards on the market (I use a SanDisk ConnectPlus card that is both an 802.11b card and 256MB flash memory card in one - a perfect compliment for this device btw).For a total of about $315 ($200 for the V36 and about $115 for the Sandisk Wi-Fi + Flash memory card) I have a small light, powerful Pocket PC with lots of memory, wireless connectivity and a camera!(compare that price to some of the competing PDAs that have integrated Wi-Fi (and no camera) and you're looking at $500-$600) The V36 is probably the best deal on the market :-) At least it is for me.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Please BeWare and ForeWarned!
    I purchased this product and within 2 months it starts to behave in a strange way, out of no where.It goes from working perfectly to shutting down without warning.I contacted Tech Support, with them providing a method of re-starting, but of course I lose all information data.It restarts but only for a few days, then shuts down and will not re-start.This continues for 5 months.I communicate again with Tech Support, they give instructions for sending unit in to be checked.They call me stating unit is not covered under warranty due to a cracked display, which was not the case at all when I very carefully packaged and shipped it.It was in "like new" condition, had never been dropped nor mishandled.The cost to repair was $270.00!!I refused to go with that option and will never buy another of their products.In my opinion their customer service and tech support is lousy and certainly not trustworthy.There are too many other good choices of products out there to have to worry about being "hung out to dry" with a worthless warranty.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Poor construction, overpriced, but takes great pictures
    I have brought this V36 from Compusa and I have had to return twice within 3 months. This unit is overpriced for its features and capablities. If you are thinking of buying this product I would recommend buying eaither a HP Pocket PC or a Dell Pocket PC. Also if you are thinking about putting a Wi-Fi (SD) Card and using it to access the internet and e-mails I would extremly advise you not to buy this product.
    But in saying this all the camera included in this PDA takes great pictures and even takes long video shoots.
    So far Compusa has stopped selling the product and I have recently brought a Dell Axim X30 which works great. ... Read more


    18. Toshiba e335 Pocket PC
    by Toshiba
    list price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006RU4L
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Toshiba
    Sales Rank: 8013
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Value-priced, the Toshiba Pocket PC e330 Series is ready to use right out of the box! Powered by the Intel PXA250 processor with Intel XScale technology at 300MHz and up to 64MB of RAM, the pocket PC e330 Series delivers a powerful feature-set to keep you productive at all times. The Pocket PC e330 Series features a familiar user interface and tools from Microsoft such as Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Outlook and Microsoft Windows Media Player for Pocket PC 2002 Packaged in an attractive, sleek design, the Pocket PC e330 Series delivers brilliant images through its 3.5" TFT display offering 64K colors and an 240 x 320 resolution Play audio and video files, organize and view your favorite pictures, all with the Toshiba Pocket PC e330 Series' incredible expansion capabilities ... Read more

    Features

    • Lightweight, thin Pocket PC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM and 300 MHz XScale processor
    • Secure Digital memory card slot for transferring and storing music, picture and more
    • 240 x 320 pixel, 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen displays more than 65,000 colors
    • Features the Pocket PC 2002 operating system, with improved handwriting recognition and versions of Pocket Outlook, Word, and Excel
    • What's in the box: Toshiba e335, USB cradle, AC adapter, Stylus, Soft slip case, Quick-start card, User manual, Warranty card

    Reviews (64)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Thinking of buying a used one?Look again
    Toshiba is known for their excellent notebook/laptop, but not for their PDA. My first PDA was the Apple Newton and Toshiba e335 is my current and last one (currently looking at the IPAQ 6315/6365).

    My overall experience with the e335 is not too good. Hardware quality is very poor (cracked adaptor socket, creaking case). I am not at all a "heavy" user, but I still find this e335 to be inadequate and below average in everything. Battery life is average; plus it cannot be replaced when the battery is at the end of its lifetime. The processor is so slow and buggy, it requires "soft" reset several times a day.

    The worst of all is the poor support from Toshiba itself as the maker of this PDA. The last rumor I heard was, Toshiba stops making and selling PDA (its a reality by now in 2005). So my suggestion is: don't even consider buying a used one or new ones advertised as clearance model, because you'll be stuck with less than average PDA that you can only use as a shiny toy to impress a 4 year old....

    1-0 out of 5 stars poor choice, don't buy
    Expensive toy but not useful at all.
    If you don't recharge it, you lose your memory??? What kind of a deal is that for $400, as I paid? Do yourself a favor and buy something better.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I like it, but don't buy it.
    It's late August 2004. You shouldn't be considering this PDA, even as a bargain.

    It's a great little device. Slim, strong, powerful. Great display. Long battery, by my standards (if I forget where it is for 3 or 4 days, it's still alive when I find it).

    If you can get it for 20 bucks, ok, buy it.

    Otherwise, the problem is: Toshiba won't support it anymore. By 'not supporting' the e-335, I mean they won't upgrade the OS. You're stuck with what it comes with.

    That's neat and all - but Microsoft has had an upgrade out to Windows CE (or whatever they're calling it now) for almost a year. Toshiba told me in an e-mail that, like Compaq iPaq users, or Dell Axim's, or Jornada's....... e-335 won't get an upgrade. Six months between purchase of the device and the new OS and I can't get an upgrade. Not even one I can purchase.

    That's annoying. It's 2004. Go shop for a different one.

    Not to mention, the thing has an Intel 'X-Scale' processor. It's not a successful standard for a processor and I'm starting to run into compatibility problems.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good PDA
    Got it around my birthday Sept of 2003, Great buy, 2 problems shipping took almost 2 weeks instead of 2 days from NJ to MA, 2nd Battery problems almost 2 months later Toshiba was able to replace but battery problem continued so I gave up. All in all 8 months later and other than battery still loving it. Would buy from seller again. Still the shipping was a bit delayed but it was still a reliable PDA

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great PC, Don't buy from Amazon
    On December 2, 2003 I ordered the Toshiba E335 from Amazon.com because it showed a great price and a 20 dollar mail-in-rebate.I was so excited to find a Pocket PC with 300 MHZ, MS Pocket PC 2003, and 64 MB of ram for under 200 dollars that I purchased one for my dad and one for my brother-in-law as Christmas Gifts.I was certain I would receive my package any day when I received an email from Amazon.com Customer Service saying that they had oversold the pocket pc and I would receive neither of the items I ordered.Needless to say, I am very discouraged. ... Read more


    19. Navman PiN 100 Portable GPS Pocket PC Navigation System
    by Navman
    list price: $749.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000299RYY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Navman
    Sales Rank: 3319
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Navman PiN combines the latest GPS technology with elegant design to deliver the ultimate cable-free navigation solution. The compact and stylish NEW Navman PiN, sets a new standard for handheld GPS technology. Navman PiN enables you to accurately navigate from door-to-door using the latest Map data with full turn-by-turn voice guidance. Navman's SmartST™ mapping software means you can effortlessly enter your destination, set your route and begin your journey with confidence whether in a car or walking city streets. ... Read more

    Features

    • 3.5" Color Transflective LCD display delivers a bright, crystal clear 3D street level view of each map
    • Operates with Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003 operating system
    • If you leave your programmed route, PiN's intelligent SmartST software will automatically recalculate the best path to take you to your destination
    • Portable GPS Pocket PC navigation system with SmartST V2 3D View
    • Voice Navigation/Mapping and Route Guidance software

    Reviews (15)

    1-0 out of 5 stars How could anyone give this thing more than 2 stars??
    Yes, free mp3 player... You can get it along with tonns of free soft on internet... Exciting...
    Fun started from setting up desktop soft and applying patch.
    But it is nothing comparing to fun of day to day use.
    I have used Garmin aviation GPSes and Garmin iQue for more than a year before got this PiN thing (which i thought was cool since it had more built-in memory, faster CPU, runs pocket windows, and had no bad reviews at the time).
    Ok, next day, my first trip from NJ to Long Island, I hit Rt.95, crossing GW bridge and screen goes gray saying no map data... I exit software, start it again, hit recent trips, wait for 5 minutes until it recalls the ONLY trip in memory and hey, it's working but i missed the exit and have to make a u-turn (with 20 min of traffic).
    Next day, i still have lots of faith in this PiN in a butt, and rely on it for trip to Briarcliffs, NY for meeting. Passing this dead spot on Rt.95 again, restart, it's ok, maybe there is en update i can get later... I am almost there, driving on some road, then my PiN happily reports "DESTINATION!!!". You should see this destination, one line road and trees around... Destination was actually close, only about mile away, thanks to local police officer.
    Another story when i was testing my patience. Was driving home and suddenly had suggested by PiN to take immediate exit right. It puts me on same highway in opposite direction, then suggests a u-turn in few miles. Leads me to same spot where i was fooled first time and suggests immediate exit right... I knew it's in the mood for a long joke, but i really wasn't, and actually wanted to get home ASAP, so since i knew the direction relatively well - simply turned the damn thing off.
    Actually once it was trying to save my life. In MA with few fellow colleagues we were looking for place to eat. I got my magic PiN and found a seafood place in Westboro using point's of interest feature. Cool! But i know my PiN well enough to sit and relax, so I am lookin around carefully while we are driving and searching for the place. Here it is, and right after i see restaurant sign - PiN suggests continue 2 miles and something. We laugh, pull off the road. And only 2 hours later a realized that it was actually saving us from this food trying to drive us away...
    Anyways. Now my windshield holder is broken and i can't find place to order it. That's actually what brought me here on Amazon... Remember, i was hoping to get update for map soft? Only $99 to get SmartST v3... Nah, what i need is update to another GPS...
    As of now! I am using my wife's Garmin iQue every time it's critical to get to places ontime. I use mappoint for all other cases. I don't even know if i really need a windshield holder at this point, since i don't even remember where my charger is... And I will never spend more than $20 on any NAVMAN product in my life.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Unreadable and unworkable.
    I thought I'd bought a slick little GPS. Unfortunately, it would not lock onto a satellite. Tech support had me "reset" the unit and it worked briefly before making uncommanded switches to Comm 1, disabling navigation. While it was working, it was unable to compute simple nav problems. "Roads do not appear to connect" was the mantra. I also could see that the comprehensive nav data base did not reflect changes to a major local highway, several years old. To top it off, the screen is totally unreadable in sunlight and barely readable in a car. I'm an experienced lover of GPS(auto & jet aircraft), but had to return this box for a refund.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Combo Device
    I purchased this item as an affordable GPS, yet it offers so much more.I've checked out other GPS systems, and this preforms as well as higher end GPS only systems.A previous review commented on the couple minute delay to connect, but this is common with all GPS as they connect with 3-4 satellites to get coordinates.

    The bonus comes in with the MP3 player for me.I won't be using GPS all the time, but to be able to use MP3 player instead of an IPod was a nice feature.I recommend purchasing a 1 Gig card or larger (when available).I'm able to load almost the entire Eastern U.S. Seaboard and have room for a couple hundred songs.

    The Navman is also a full blown pocket PC.You can synchronize it to your computer for your appointments and contacts (Outlook is included if you don't already have it).In addition you can bring Word, Excel etc. documents with you on the road.Not a big feature for me, but I'm certain for others.

    As with any new technical device, you will have questions.I called tech support 2-3 times.Each time I had to leave a message for them to call me back.It was a pleasant surprise that they called me right back, answered any questions I had, and offered other important need to know info.Tech support was really great!

    There were only 1 or 2 other items similar to the Navman.I selected the Navman because it had the highest battery life, a very secure car mounting device (no bean bag) and all the items needed from car, portable and home use.An onscreen keyboard for data entry was the final selling point for me (I have a cell phone with "Grafitti" input which is frustrating).

    The final clincher was if I wasn't happy with the purchase I had a 30 day return policy with Amazon.Amazon won't be finding this returned by me!A great product, single use or multi use!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Compact Nav system with lots of room for improvement
    I finally bought this after looking at Navman and Garmin IQ.The pocket PC really looks amazing but the Navman map software really sucks.Some of the key features missing
    1. Cannot search for a nearest restaurent or a pizza shop.You need to enter your current address to get near by places.
    2. Cannot add a stop over which is really nice feature.
    3. Cannot locate the rest areas on the freeways which is crucial when driving long distance.

    Also, it takes an aweful long time to load each map even though they are pretty small.
    Was showing longest road when trying to navigate from San Jose to LA. It would have been very nice if it had a stop over feature.

    Over all, it is nice to have gadget but is not dependable completely.

    1-0 out of 5 stars How Can Anyone Recommend This Product?
    I am so mad that I read these reviews and bought this product! Imagine if you set up your computer or laptop with the programs you wanted, the setting you wanted, and the addresses and contact information you wanted. BUT, because you went longer than 8 hours without connecting it to a power outlet, you lost all your data and setting. Well, that is what this does! You have to start all over again as if you have just taken it out of the box...... You even have to re-install the navigational software! If you can guarantee yourself that you will keep this PDA on electrical charge without a battery-only period lasting more then 8 hours at a time, then by all means buy this product because it has all the great features mentioned by the others -- beautiful screen, light weight, etc. Otherwise, if this is how all PDAs operate, I think I will stick with pencil and paper -- they do not erase themselves after a period of time. It is totally unacceptable for a device as expensive as this to not have some form of internal memory that retains your profiles and settings! Even a simple cell phone can remember a name and number -- but not this device!

    I gave one to a friend as a gift. I set it up for him, added a few games, put in addresses that he would be visiting on a trip to California, had the maps he needed loaded on a 512 memory card. By the time he went to use it, it had been longer than 8 hours, and everything was gone. The maps were still on the memory card -- but the program to read the maps was no longer in this "Pocket PC"!

    Please do not make the same mistake that I did. The company calls it a "Pocket PC", and the software that loads from its ROM makes it look like a mini PC, but it is not. It is more like a "Digital Chalkboard" -- and the battery is the eraser! ... Read more


    20. Compaq iPAQ 3955 Color Pocket PC
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $499.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000069AT6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 20568
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The HP iPAQ H3955 Pocket PC comes with a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor, 64 MB RAM, 32 MB flash ROM, and a Secure Digital memory slot for additional memory.

    The H3955's display is a color transflective TFT LCD, 3.78-inch, low power, 16-bit color touch screen, capable of displaying more than 65,000 colors with 240 x 320 resolution and .24 mm dot pitch.

    The H3955 comes with a docking cradle (USB or serial with AC power and charging), a 400 mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, a touch-sensitive display, a soft keyboard, character recognition, handwriting recognition, inking, and a voice recorder.

    Programs installed on the Pocket PC include: Microsoft Windows CE, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Voice Recorder, Notes, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player (MP3), Calculator, Solitaire, Inbox (for e-mail), Microsoft Reader (eBooks), File Explorer, MSN Messenger, Terminal Services Client, VPN Client, Infrared Beaming, Clock, Align Screen, Memory, Volume Control iPAQ Task Manager, iPAQ File Store, iPAQ Backup, and iPAQ Image Viewer.

    Software included on an accompanying CD-ROM includes: Microsoft ActiveSync 3.5, Pocket Outlook 2002 (e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks), Microsoft Reader (eBooks), and Conduits Peacemaker Professional.

    What's in the box

    • iPaQ H3955
    • Docking cradle (USB or serial with AC power and charging)
    • 400 mAh lithium-polymer rechargeable battery
    • Touch-sensitive display
    • Soft keyboard
    • Character recognition
    • Handwriting recognition
    • Inking
    • Voice recorder
    • Software
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Play MP3 music or audio programs from the Web, and record and play back voice or meeting notes
    • What's in the box: H3955, docking cradle, lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, touch-sensitive display, soft keyboard, character recognition, handwriting recognition, inking, voice recorder, software
    • 3.78-inch, low-power, 16-bit color TFT LCD with white backlight, 240x320 resolution
    • 400 MHz Intel X-Scale processor, 64 MB SDRAM
    • Secure Digital Card expansion slot

    Reviews (41)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Power issues
    I have had my 3955 for only 16 months of relatively light usage (I do not even use it every day, as I quickly learned how rapidly the unit burns through a charge).Now, for no apparent reason, the internal battery will not hold a charge . . . fully charged off the docking station, the unit is fully discharged (and all my data and settings gone!) less than 24 hours later after the unit has not been used at all!For this kind of money, I would expect better battery life and the ability to self-install a new battery, rather than having to send the unit in for service.I will probably not purchase another iPaq unless these issues are addressed by HP.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Attractive but abysmally frustrating
    Got this refurbished from Costco.Good screen etc.BUT, the power runs out every time you turn your back on it and there IS NO BACKUP (watch-type) battery.When the power runs out, you LOSE every program you ever installed, and the software walks you through an insultingly stupid nano-tutorial before you can use it again.Stupid design of the decade.Bought a stowaway keyboard for it and whenever the keyboard got near it, the Ipaq got flaky.Tonight the thing died again and I destroyed it (dead, it makes a better work of art than it ever did a PDA).Reason:I had to spend more time and effort reviving it than using it.A great concept with severely crappy reliability.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great and awesome HandHeld PC
    Words cannot even begin to describe this handheld pc.Well, I'm over exagerating a little.If you wanted to get a pocket pc, I suggest you get an Ipaq.It has the most amazing backlight and it's amazingly easy to use.There's hardly nothing that can't be done with it since it can be expanded with different kinds of expansion slots.Buy an Ipaq.

    My main reason for writing this review was to actually thank the merchant that provided me her great service.Since it was too late for me to rate her using rate seller, I'll just rate her service here.I give yong2_wen2 a 5.Although I recieved the incorrect item at first, I was able to return the Ipaq and get the correct model with all shipping paid.yong2_wen2 was very responsive to every email I sent providing me with great customer service.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    This is a great piece of equipment.i would recommend it for any working person with a full schedule.you can use it for anything! i've even used it for sound testing for churches and such. Buy this product! its worth the money!

    4-0 out of 5 stars COMPAQ IPAQ GOOD TILL IT LAST
    i have had my share of POCKET PCs, PDA and even the CE devices. My very first PDA is the Casio Pocket Viewer, next is the Casio BE-300, after that i had my very first COMPAQ 3850 and now its the COMPAQ 3970.

    I kinda like my COMPAQ 3970, it has all the good features youre looking for a pocket PC, bluetooth, picture viewer, calendar, notes, contacts, tasks... but maybe thats all there is.

    I enjoyed it for almost a year, im just weary about how COMPAQ will adress this issue, "WHAT IF MY COMPAQ WOULD BE DEAD AFTER A YEAR", this problem keeps buggin me, any problems with my compaq would be a disater, its a timebomb waiting to explode and shatter all your informations into dirt. THe problem is the battery it works well now, but what will happen in the future.

    Its expensive the time i bought it, but now newer models are coming in with more features. SO if i were you, buy the newer models, they're more reliable. ... Read more


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