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... The 3800 series is the latest incarnation of Compaq’s iPAQ series of PDAs. The other model in the series is the H3870 - the only difference between the two is that the H3870 is Bluetooth enabled - which is great except that Bluetooth devices won’t be widespread for a while yet so the extra ... Read review

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Community Level 2ajmer


The Compaq iPAQ H3850 - Not just a pretty face

AdvantagesExcellent colour screen and MS Windows compatibility

DisadvantagesConvergence of mobile phones and PDAs may render it obsolete. Need to back it up frequently.

"**Update made on 08/08/02 at end** There’s no doubt that when it comes to looks the iPAQ H3850 is the classiest PDA available. Combine that with 64MB RAM and 32MB ROM, an excellent 65,536 colour screen (offering a resolution of 240 x 320), a headphone socket and microphone and an infra-red port and you soon realise that its beauty is not just skin deep (a full specifications listing can be found at http://www.compaq.co.uk/products/ipaq/pocketpc/h3850/specs.stm). The ..." Read review

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Community Level 1iqqueer



AdvantagesGood features.

Disadvantagesshorter battery life.

"One of the things that I noticed on the iPAQ H3850 is, its lightning fast processor called the StrongArm, you get smooth scrolls through the screens and menus and the launching and closing of applications. This one feels so much lighter than the other models, makes a difference especially when carrying your PDA on your pocket while walking and running. The size of this PDA is great even with a protective cover. The iTask button is on a very bad ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Marcio3



Advantagesits Compaq


"Hello I return to speak of another one from new the machine that in years will be essential in all the scopes of the life. I talk about Poquet PC (PDA). There will be people who think that they are aparatitos that are not used for anything but I have been able to prove some of them and I can say to you that it begins like something novel that as soon as extractions yield to trasnformar itself in your hands and without DES tells you in something essential. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1dicgeek


PDA anyone???

AdvantagesStylish and lots of features.

DisadvantagesShort battery life

"The iPAQ 3850 has a lot of similarities to the 3100, 3600,3700 models, it has a nice looking colors and curves of the first models. The overall unit dimensions are 5.11 x 3.25 and weighs in at 6.7 oz with the outside look being modified. The iPAQ 3850 is running the new Pocket PC 2002 OS. This model has an outside look of having a wider but shorter with a 4 directional pad, with the directional pad doesn’t holds the speaker for the unit. You can’t ..." Read review

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Manufacturer's product description

You want to do more with life? The iPAQ Pocket PC is designed to ride along on the voyage of life - in your pocket or mounted to your mountain bike. It's not much bigger than a calculator and comes standard with different applications. Whatever you choose to do, you can do it with the iPAQ Pocket PC.


MPN 230397-031, 230397-051, 230397-021, 230397-041, 230397-001
Product Type Handheld
Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2002


Type 3.8" colour TFT ( reflective ), 3.8" monochrome TFT ( reflective )
Resolution 240 x 320
Colour Depth 16-bit (64k colours), 16-bit (64K grey levels)
Pixel Pitch 0.24 mm


Processor Intel SA-1110
Processor Clock Speed 206 MHz


ROM 32 MB - Flash
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card


Audio Microphone , speaker
Supported Digital Audio Formats MP3
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Input device

Type Touch-screen, Touch-screen, 5-way joystick
Keys Qty 5


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

Expansion and connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x SD Memory Card
Interfaces 1 ¦ 1 ¦ 1 x headphones
Connectivity Devices Docking cradle, Docking cradle, Expansion Pack, Docking cradle & battery charger


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


Technology Lithium polymer
Run Time Up to 10 hours, Up to 14 hours


Colour Silver, Metallic grey
Included Accessories Power adapter , stylus
Localisation English / Singapore, United Kingdom
Compliant Standards FCC Class B certified, C-Tick

Dimensions & weight

Width 8.4 cm, 13.3 cm
Depth 1.6 cm
Height 13 cm, 13.4 cm, 13.3 cm, 84 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 - 1 year - pick-up and return, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years - carry-in

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%
Max Altitude Operating 4.6 km


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