Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3870

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Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3870

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC H3870 is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your pocket or mounted to your mountain b...

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Review of "Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3870"

published 07/11/2005 | craftycartman
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Excellent
Pro Reasonably Light, Ergonomic, Easy to set up and use.
Cons Screen can be hard to see in direct sunlight and smallish memory to start with.
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"Good all round PDA."

My main use for the PDA is as a portable PC, laptops aren't all that easy to carry around and just not as easy as putting a PDA in your pocket or clipping it onto your belt.
The iPaq is a good all round PDA, it has all the software you need and any extra software is easily found and simply installed. I know this is an older PDA now, but it has a good system, runs very fast and is very simple to set up and use.
The number of accessories that are available with an iPaq also make these PDA's a very good investment. You can easily make it into a Sat Nav system or get it hooked up to the net via a Wi-Fi pack. One of the best accessories though is the foldable plug in keyboard, which makes typing so much easier if you aren't a big fan of the touch pad system that all PDA's have.
The iPaq also seems to be pretty robust, the screen is yet to be scratched (after a good two months use) and I've dropped it on a few occassions (don't try this at home) but it doesn't appear to have done any damage, apart from a small chip in the paint.

My PDA came with Calculator, Word, Excel, Microsoft reader, Pictures, MSN, Solitaire, Jawbreaker. It also containers a Calendar (which is very useful for making reminders about appointments/meeting/birthdays), Task manager and can be synced with your PC's Outlook, and so can be used to read emails, store contacts info, etc. It also has an Infra-red beam that can be used to contect to PC's if they have infra-red capability. You can also download Acrobat Reader for free and so use it to read/store pdf files easily.

I got my PDA off Ebay for around £160, including a dock, all the cables, a leather case and a foldable keyboard.

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  • Soundsexciting published 07/11/2005
    This is a generic PDA review. Could do with information about what makes this PDA so special.
  • dakota196 published 07/11/2005
    Hi! Could you say more about the features specific to this pda? And how much did you pay? Let me know in my guestbook if you write more and I'll change the rating :) Emma.
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Product Information : Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3870

Manufacturer's product description

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC H3870 is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your pocket or mounted to your mountain bike. It is not much bigger than a calculator. TFT screen, increased battery life, the fast processor - all in a sleek, award-winning design - the H3870 is slim and powerful. Integrated Bluetooth is provided for wireless link to Bluetooth phones, printers, and PCs. The H3870 is expandable and it includes industry-leading handheld capabilities for enterprise - ultra-mobile presentation tools, Voice Command and Control, iPAQ File Store, data encryption tool, Java virtual machine, and Pocket PC 2002.

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3870 - handheld - Windows Mobile 2002 - 3.8"

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002

Display: 3.8" colour TFT - 240 x 320

Processor: Intel SA-1110

Processor Clock Speed: 206 MHz

RAM: 64 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth

Battery Run Time: Up to 10 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13 cm, 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13.3 cm, 8.3 cm x 1.6 cm x 13 cm, 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13.4 cm

Weight: 190 g, 0.2 kg, 180 g

Colour: Silver

Localisation: English / Singapore, United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty, 2 years warranty

General

MPN: 230398-031, 230398-021, 230398-041, 230398-001, 230398-031,217883-021, 230398-051

Product Type: Handheld

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002

Display

Type: 3.8" colour TFT ( transflective )

Resolution: 240 x 320

Colour Depth: 16-bit (64k colours)

Pixel Pitch: 0.24 mm

Processor

Processor: Intel SA-1110

Processor Clock Speed: 206 MHz

Memory

RAM: 64 MB - SDRAM

ROM: 32 MB - Flash

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Communications

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth

Multimedia

Audio: Microphone , speaker

Supported Digital Audio Formats: MP3

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen

Software

Preloaded Software: Clock, Calculator, Notes, Voice Recorder, Asset Viewer, Calendar, Contacts, File Explorer, Inbox, Microsoft Reader for ebooks and audio books, Picture Viewer, QMenu, QStart, QUtilites, Solitaire, Tasks, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 5.0, Reference Guide, Pocket Asset Manager, Virtual Tour, Microsoft Outlook 2000, Microsoft Transcriber, Windows Media Manager, Microsoft Pocket Streets, Microsoft Pocket Excel, Microsoft Pocket Word, Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer, AudiblePlayer, AudibleManager, Ilium eWallet, Microsoft Money, VPN Client, Server Sync Client, Infrared Beaming, ActiveSync 3.5

System Requirements for PC Connection

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP

Expansion and Connectivity

Expansion Slots: 1 x SD Memory Card

Interfaces: 1 ¦ 1 ¦ 1 x headphones

Connectivity Devices: Docking cradle, Docking cradle & battery charger

Power

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Battery

Technology: Lithium polymer

Run Time: Up to 10 hours

Miscellaneous

Colour: Silver

Included Accessories: Power adapter , stylus

Localisation: English / Singapore, United Kingdom

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.4 cm, 8.3 cm

Depth: 1.6 cm

Height: 13 cm, 13.3 cm, 13.4 cm

Weight: 190 g, 0.2 kg, 180 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years - carry-in, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - on-site, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - pick-up and return

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 90%, 10 - 90%

Min Storage Temperature: -20 °C

Max Storage Temperature: 60 °C

Humidity Range Storage: 20 - 90%, 10 - 90%

Max Altitude Operating: 4.6 km

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