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Powerful Executive Gadget w/ Fingerprint Scanner! Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesFlexible, Lots of uses, Fast processor, Built-in Wifi, Bluetooth, Infrared

DisadvantagesExpensive, can crash (stability), Only takes SD cards, Official accessories are expensive, battery life, battery life when using Wi-Fi, Difficult to start up if power's all gone even after charging, they don't make it anymore

"...It's a review of my HP (Hewlett Packard) iPAQ h5550 (h-5-5-50?) PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), which I bought a few weeks ago. Call it what you like, a Pocket PC, palmtop, PDA, iPAQ, or whatever; it's basically a handheld computer. This one is mostly silver with black at the top, has a large touch screen, eight buttons, a fingerprint scanner, and a place to store the stylus. You probably saw the picture. Sleek looking design, don't you think? Expensive ..." Read review
01.11.2004

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Community Level 36Hades6

6Hades6

I have a small one in my pocket !!!

Advantagesgood, many options

Disadvantagesexpensive

"Hello, dear Ciao community Today, I would like to venture me into the technical category again and it is, report of my new little work device, a PDA (personal Diary assistant) of the manufacturer HP. ? What?s that? ? A PDA is one almost can make everything like with a big computer to one of little minicomputers with this, a PDA mainly is used as an an address book, a calendar or an appointment planner. The address function is in my case ..." Read review
01.07.2004

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Community Level 1mephisto_h

mephisto_h

Very sexy piece of kit

AdvantagesSexy, biometric fingerprint scan, good battery life, clear display

DisadvantagesWireless network reception is poor compared to desktop/laptop PC

"This is a techie's dream gadget, and an extremely useful piece of kit for anyone who needs to organise their life on the move. The sexiest aspect is, of course, the biometric fingerprint scanner. It's easy to use, and only occasionally refuses to take a scan. As there is a PIN alternative (you can opt for both options to be turned on or select either one of them) it doesn't detract from the joy of having something that nobody else's PDA has and being ..." Read review
15.09.2005

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Community Level 2ff2k

ff2k

h5550: A Powerful device in the palm of your hand

AdvantagesExcellent features, excellent expandability

DisadvantagesSlightly big for a PDA, no other major disadvantages

"I bought an HP iPAQ h5550 about a year and a half ago from eBay USA, costing me about £250. Back then, the h5550 cost about £500 in the shops, so this was a great discount. However, when I received the item, I was charged £70 duty tax which brought the cost up to about £330. Still, it was much cheaper on eBay than in the high street stores. [FEATURES] The h5550 boasts some features not found on a lot of PDA's, most notably the Biometric Fingerprint ..." Read review
03.06.2005

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Community Level 5LegendaryM...

LegendaryMrDude

iPaq'd it in

AdvantagesConnectivity, 128Mb of memory, Fast processor, Fingerprint scanner

DisadvantagesSize, reliability

"...placed with www.discountgps.co.uk for an HP iPAQ 5550. As others have mentioned, the 5550 is the current top-of-the-range model Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) from HP. It runs the most current version the windows PocketPC operating system (2003 premium) and comes complete with a CD full of goodies, including an upgrade to your standard Microsoft Outlook mail client that delivers richer functionality that the Outlook Express. The list of features ..." Read review
09.09.2004

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Community Level 4thehud

thehud

Sleek Silver Superb Stunner

AdvantagesFunctional and stylish

DisadvantagesNone really

"...of hitting the right price, HP includes everything in the iPAQ H5550's neat chassis. Not content with 802.11b WLAN, this PDA features Bluetooth and fingerprint recognition. But most important of all - and the key difference between it and the iPAQ H5450 - the H5550 is the first PDA we've seen to include Pocket PC 2003." BLAH BLAH BLAH ... yes, I know, it's all techie garbage, I agree with you, but you do have to worry about these things. Anyway, ..." Read review
21.03.2004

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Community Level 2johnny760

johnny760

HP IPAQ 5550

AdvantagesMulti functions with WIFI and Bluetooth

DisadvantagesTell me if you find any

"...of hitting the right price, HP includes everything in the iPAQ H5550's neat chassis. Not content with 802.11b WLAN, this PDA features Bluetooth and fingerprint recognition. But most important of all - and the key difference between it and the iPAQ H5450 - the H5550 is the first PDA Ive spotted to include Pocket PC 2003." The H5550 was very easy to set up a connection with my desktop PC which allows you to synchronise your information between both ..." Read review
17.04.2004

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Community Level 1silvo63

silvo63

worth the expence in the long run

Advantagesbig memory and fast processor and a very good screen

Disadvantagesno compact flash slot and expansion packs are expensive

"The ipaq 5550 is a well built piece of kit, but at time of writing, is slightly ahead of the pack by having a sd/mmc slot for extra memory etc, whilst at the moment, most plug-in accessories for this type of unit are compact flash card based. This shortfall can be overcome by use of an expansion sleeve that can combine extra battery power with up to 2 CF slots, or a modem etc, but these sleeves are not cheap, and are currently only avaliable through ..." Read review
22.01.2004

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Community Level 2hugoogden

hugoogden

Probably the best made PDA in the world

AdvantagesDoes every thing you could imagin

Disadvantagesnone

"I bought this PDA a few months ago, for a whapping £500 on the internet. there are probably no PDA's in the world that are better than this one. Its the top of the range in HP, and they are one of the leading makes of PDA's. This PDA is truly incredible in terms of what it can do, the lest is endless. It does all the normall things that Windows based operating systems have like Word, Excel, media play ect. but with this PDA its does all than ..." Read review
12.05.2004

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Community Level 1madelk

madelk

A great little device

AdvantagesConnectivity, Design, Screen, expansions

DisadvantagesBattery life, stability

"...your battery pretty much depleted, HP have found an acceptable solution to this problem by allowing the battery to be removed simply and replaced by a spare. The one last problem I have found with this (along with all other windows devices) is the stability, you may find that the system halts for no reason, which when in a hurry can be extremely frustrating; this is a trait I have not found in the Palm devices. That all said despite it’s shortcomings ..." Read review
22.03.2004

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Community Level 1mart2306

mart2306

A very handy tool

AdvantagesLots of features, large memory, WiFi and Bluetooth

DisadvantagesA little pricey, can only take SD cards without expansion pack

"If you can afford it, this is an awesome piece of equipment. The screen is clear and can adjust brightness, and can have plenty of programs in main memory. It will connect to the internet either at home or in places offering public service thanks to the WiFi connectivity built in. The Bluetooth ability is good to of you have another piece of equipment with that. I use my bluetooth headset and mobile phone with it - the headset to listen to audible ..." Read review
26.05.2004

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Community Level 1garygo

garygo

D great iPAq

AdvantagesFull of features, fast

Disadvantagessome battery issues

"The HP iPAQ 5550 is really a very great buy for those people who need a very flexible PDA; it runs at a 400 MHz Intel XScale PXA255 processor, which is very fast even for the most demanding applications out there. The largest part of the case on the 5550 is made of silver plastic and has a standard size of jack for PocketPCs, Although it is made from plastic, it is kind of hard and very strong. The cradle is made up of light plastic, with a DC jack ..." Read review
09.11.2004

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Community Level 1Fractal_st...

Quick review of HP iPAQ Pocket PC H5550

"I have had this device for 18 months now and have found it to be one of my finest buys ever, it does everything I need it to do. I am NOT a businessman and find it perfect for all the leisure tasks that i need it to do...I recommend this to everyone
10.12.2007

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Community Level 2starmanx

starmanx

A PC in a nutshell!

AdvantagesAccessories,quite luminous display, fingerprint reader

DisadvantagesBattery life, Applications

"Hello, i bought the iPAQ H5550 on E-bay for 200 Pounds.The first thing that attracted my attention on this particular model , is the fingerprint reader.The device works well,better than more i have tried before.The accuracy of the read is based on the speed of the sliding of your finger on it, but i have to say that it has 99% chanche to recognize you at the first slide, after just a couple of tries.It also has integrated Wireless network card(802.11b),not ..." Read review
03.07.2006

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Community Level 1jihadsoul

jihadsoul

PDA enjoy.

AdvantagesFast and has Bluetooth capability

Disadvantagesfew software issues.

"The iPaq 5550 and 5555, are essentially the same unit, and differ only in software bundle, location of sale, internal tracking. It has an integrated Bluetooth and Wifi provide the necessary backbone of connectivity that is essential in the corporate and personal space. It is also backward compatible with "old" expansion jackets. This PDA has a cradle made up of light plastic; there is a DC jack on the rear and a non-removable cable that ends ..." Read review
01.11.2004

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