Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3970

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Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3970

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC H3970 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 H3970"

published 24/02/2003 | jenkers
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Pro Excellent screen, good amount of ram
Cons Occasional problems synching via cradle, no CF slot
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"IPAQ 3970, very smart piece of kit"

I got one of these about three months ago and have been using it daily ever since.

The main reason I opted for one of these is the quality and brightness of the screen, it is by far the sharpest one I have seen.

I also wanted the features of pocketpc2002 and at least 64meg of ram.

The 3970 has 64 meg ram, 48 meg rom of which 16 meg is available for storage.

It comes with bluetooth built in which I have been using with a GPRS account on a Sony Ericcson moby.

This works very well - I use it very frequently for realtime stock quotes, emails etc, get good fast access.

The battery life could be better...and as with other ipaqs there is no way of replacing the battery.

It has an SDIO slot so there is opportunity for expansion.

But it does not have a built in CF slot. The other main contender for my money was the Fujitsu Siemens Loox - the reason I chose hte IPAQ was the quality of the screen.

The stylus and screen are good and the handwriting recognition etc are excellent.

The only problem I have had with it is the synching with pc via cradle - this can sometimes be a bit hit and miss.

Overall though excellent piece of kit, bit pricey at £500 when I bought it but definitely better value for money now.

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  • andy.taylor published 23/06/2004
    nice review!
  • SueMagee published 24/02/2003
    My daughter has one of these and I must admit I was very tempted when I'd had a play with it!
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Product Information : Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3970

Manufacturer's product description

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC H3970 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 and comes standard with applications like Microsoft Pocket Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player. Its dazzling display delivers high contrast and optimal color saturation for crisper images and clearer text. 400MHz Intel XScale processor accelerates multimedia and security applications. Also, it has the integrated universal remote control for entertainment systems.

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC H3970 - 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 XScale PXA250

Processor Clock Speed: 400 MHz

RAM: 64 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth

Battery Run Time: Up to 14 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.4 cm x 1.6 cm x 13.4 cm

Weight: 184 g

Localisation: United Kingdom, Italian / Italy, English / Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spanish / Spain, German / Germany, French / France, Latin America, English / United States

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty, 2 years warranty

Storage: 64 MB SD Memory Card

General

MPN: 269809-031, 269809-061, 309206-001, 269809-021, 269809-071, 269809-041, 269809-051, 269809-161, 269809-001

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 XScale PXA250

Processor Clock Speed: 400 MHz

Memory

RAM: 64 MB - SDRAM

ROM: 32 MB - Flash, 48 MB - Flash

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card

Storage: 64 MB SD Memory Card

Communications

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth

Multimedia

Audio: Microphone , speaker

Supported Digital Audio Formats: MP3

Input Device

Type: Touch-screen, 5-way joystick

Keys Qty: 5

Software

Preloaded Software: Clock, Calculator, Notes, Voice Recorder, Calendar, Contacts, File Explorer, Inbox, Microsoft Reader for ebooks and audio books, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Pocket Word, Solitaire, Tasks, Backup, Memory, Spell Checker, MSN Messenger, VPN Client, Terminal Services Client, iPAQ Task Manager, Infrared Beaming, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Quick View Plus, ActiveSync 3.5, Windows Media Player 8.0 for Pocket PC, Jeode Java Virtual Machine, iPresenter PowerPoint Converter, Utilities, Peacemaker Professional, Image Viewer, Margi Presenter-to-Go (Trial), Xcellenet Device Management Agent (Trial)

Expansion and Connectivity

Expansion Slots: 1 x SD Memory Card

Interfaces: 1 ¦ 1 ¦ 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x serial RS-232

Connectivity Devices: Docking cradle

Power

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

Battery

Technology: Lithium polymer

Run Time: Up to 14 hours

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter , stylus

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, VCCI, C-Tick

Localisation: United Kingdom, Italian / Italy, English / Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spanish / Spain, German / Germany, French / France, Latin America, English / United States

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 8.4 cm

Depth: 1.6 cm

Height: 13.4 cm

Weight: 184 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 3 months

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

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