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A Very Remarkable PDA


Features and functions, operational speed, compact


Recommendable Yes:

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SpeedVery fast

Robustness & DurabilityGood

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Instruction manualVery useful

Manufacturer SupportGood

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I’ve almost written about every electronic device or appliance that I possess, expect for my PDA, which I got during the first week of this month.

I work in the Export business so the company decided to replace my existing Laptop with a newer version. I suggested that we go for the PDA due to its high reviews and compact size.

After a lot of deliberations and looking around and reading some of the opinions on this site, I settled for a Compaq iPAQ H3630 Pocket PC.

The cost was STG.320.00 which many may find expensive.

This pocket PC is amazing. It has 16 MB of ROM, which holds the Win CE operating system. It has 32 MB of RAM, which is for your data storage and any other programs you might want to install.
It is very lightweight and compact and weighs just 6 ounces.
A very important feature is that you can allocate how much of the 32MB you want for your data storage and how much you want for your additional programs.

The operating speed and performance is just brilliant and it has a 206 MHz Intel processor. You can run several programs at once without losing out on the performance.

The looks also are just great. Very eye catching with its silver casing. You get a lot of envious looks.

The colour display is probably what sets it apart from the rest. The spec is a LCD 4096 with 240 x 320 version. The screen is clearly visible even in adverse light conditions.

Other features include
-Infrared port in order to communicate with other iPAQ users or with your mobile phone.
-Headphone jack for listening to MP3’s.
-Expansion slot that can be used for adding memory, checking your e-mail and surfing the net.
-Voice Recorder for recording memos and notes.
-Windows CE operating system
-Software: Pocket Word, Excel and IE Explorer.

The speakers, though very small, produce excellent sound quality whilst playing music or recording your messages.

The iPaq comes with a docking cradle that charges the unit, with the included AC adapter. and connects it to the PC.
Once you set up the ActiveSync software on your PC, you use the cradle to synchronize your iPaq calendar and contacts with your PC. Also to download files to the iPaq from your PC.
There is also an adapter that allows you to charge the iPaq's battery in your car.

The internal battery is fully rechargeable and I usually get about 8 hours of usage out of a full charge.

It is equipped with a light sensor that adjusts the screen lighting depending on the light conditions at the time of use. This saves on the battery power leading longer usage.

The CD that comes with this product includes a handwriting recognition software.
Once installed and programmed then this will convert your script to text. Basically you just need to write neatly.

I have found the iPAQ very useful to store my calendar, schedules, grocery lists, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and contacts. Also the option of being able to go on the Internet, no matter where you are in the country. This will definitely be of use too most people at some stage or the other.

I am sure that there are still many things that I have still not covered but there you go, that just shows you why this is such a good machine.
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loisa20 24.06.2001 16:40

Indeed pocket pc are very useful ! I'll try to buy one because I will probably work abroad, I french and I would like to keep contacts with my friends using the e.mail when I will be in UK !

belinda9 22.06.2001 12:50

I would love one of those, I've really no reason to have one , but for enjoyment only.

vinodgm 21.06.2001 19:31

In answer to your questions John, mine is fully synchronized with MS Outlook and as far as I am aware you will be able to access all of Avantgo's services using this aswell as most other PDA's.

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Manufacturer's product description

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC H3760 is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your p...


MPN 252936-031, 252936-021, 252936-041, 252936-051
Product Type Handheld
Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002


Type 3.8" colour TFT ( reflective ), 3.7" colour TFT ( reflective )
Resolution 240 x 320
Colour Depth 12-bit (4K colours)

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