As operating system is Pocket PC or Windows Mobile by Microsoft for use that is similar to the familiar Windows operating systems, from desktop PCs to use. It is operated via a touchscreen , applications that are often required are placed on separate hardware buttons (e.g. calendar, addresses, etc.). Text is entered using an on-screen keyboard on the touchscreen or using handwriting recognition. Some newer models also have a numeric or alpha-numeric keypad.
Before the takeover of Compaq, HP had its own PDAs under the model name Jornada on offer. However, after the acquisition, these models were replaced by Compaq's iPAQs. Due to their great expandability in a professional environment, these simply offered more options.
In 2004, HP came under increasing criticism in the course of its iPAQ product line, as no updates to current operating system generations were offered. As an argument, HP cited, among other things, that an adaptation of the software to the existing devices (i.e. devices that had been on the market for a year or more, i.e. all devices produced to date) was not desired by a majority of users and was questioned that users are willing to pay the high price given the low demand. Before that, not much after the release of the Windows Mobile 2003-SE operating system, Toshiba had already released upgrades for the e400 and primarily e800 products, which at the time benefited from the main innovation, the support for VGA displays.
In 2005, HP announced an upgrade to the current version 5.0 of the Windows Mobile operating system for the hx2100, hx2400, hx2700 and hx4700 product series. After a delay in the upgrade for the iPAQ hx4700, in September 2006 all upgrades were available for around 50 €.
Before the takeover of Compaq, the iPAQs were delivered with an extended interface. It made it possible to expand the PDA with so-called sleeves (also called jackets). These are brackets into which the PDA can be inserted and which provide various functions. There were sleeves with compact flash slots and with PCMCIA slots (also dual PCMCIA slots) and versions of both sleeves with and without an integrated battery. Later versions with Bluetooth, VGA connection, GPS and other extensions were also developed.
Starting with the H3800 generation, the docking port has been revised and remained the same until around 2007. This made it possible to use old hardware on new devices. However, the positioning on the PDA occasionally causes problems, so that the hardware would work electrically, but physically does not fit and requires some adjustment work. In addition, some series do not have a serial connection . HP has rotated the connector on these devices by 180 degrees.
As of 2010, all models use a mini-USB port, only the iPAQ 200 series has a second, extended port that can a. contains a USB host interface. At least for the PDAs of the iPAQ series there are currently no more docking stations from HP.
Windows CE is used as the operating system for the iPAQs or Windows Mobile from the hx2xxx models. Windows Mobile 5.0 has been preinstalled since the hx2190 / hx2490 and hx2790 models, which normally (as here, too) uses flash memory instead of RAM so that the data stored on the device is no longer lost when the battery is empty.
Alternative operating systems
Although the Windows Mobile operating system is installed in the original state, there are also Linux ports such as Ångström or Familiar Linux, the GPE Palmtop Environment , Qtopia or OPIE as a graphical interface. It was also NetBSD and Plan 9 ported to the iPAQ.
The iPAQ models were intended for professional use, especially in the early days. This was underlined by the large expansion options, especially through the PCMCIA sleeve. This made it possible to use conventional laptop technology directly in a PDA. Only the drivers had to be adjusted. Some manufacturers still offer devices to connect iPAQ devices directly to GPS, measuring devices, tactical (military) radios, WLAN and modems, for example , or to upgrade them with hard drives, digital cameras, RFID readers / writers. Many of these extensions are now also available for other PDAs. The iPAQ was not the first PDA to offer this range of expansion options, but it was the device that was first so popular that it was attractive to manufacturers. There are also manufacturers who pack the iPAQ internals in industrial-grade housings and market them under their own product names. As a result, these devices are IP54- compatible or even suitable for potentially explosive applications.
Movie and TV
Devices from the H5500 and H5400 series can be found again and again in a wide variety of films or television series. For example in CSI: NY or CSI: Miami , or a Compaq iPAQ 3800/3900 series in Nip / Tuck - beauty has its price .
The following list is sorted by date of sale. The models up to and including the iPAQ 3900 are still Compaq-labeled, but have already been sold by HP. The iPAQ h5450 was the first series device with the HP logo.
|series||Models (in Germany)||photo||CPU||operating system||screen||R.A.M.||Slots||Others|
|H3100||206 MHz Intel StrongARM||Pocket PC||15 shades of gray||16 MB||Sleeves can be used|
|H3600||206 MHz Intel StrongARM||Pocket PC||4096 colors||32 to 64 MB||Sleeves can be used|
|H3700||206 MHz Intel StrongARM||Pocket PC 2002||4096 colors||Sleeves can be used|
|H3800||iPAQ H3850, H3870||206 MHz Intel StrongARM||Pocket PC 2002 or 2003||65536 colors ( transreflective )||64 MB||SD||Bluetooth (only model H3870), sleeves, lithium polymer battery (1400 mAh)|
|H3900||iPAQ H3950, H3970||400 MHz Intel XScale PXA250 Processor||Pocket PC 2002 or 2003||65536 colors ( transreflective )||64 MB||SD (SD-IO)||Model H3950 32-MB ROM, model H3970 48-MB ROM + Bluetooth, can be used with all models sleeves|
|h1900||iPAQ h1915, h1930, h1940||Samsung S3C2410 203 MHz (h1930, h1915) or 263 MHz (h1940)||Pocket PC 2003 (Pocket PC 2002 in h1915)||65536 colors||64 MB||SD||Bluetooth (only h1940).|
|h5400||iPAQ h5450||Intel (R) XScale PXA250 400 MHz||Pocket PC 2002||65536 colors ( transreflective )||64 MB||SD||IrDA, Bluetooth, WLAN, sleeves can be used|
|h2200||iPAQ h2210||400 MHz Intel XScale PXA250 Processor||Pocket PC 2003||65536 colors ( transreflective )||64 MB||SD (SDIO) and CF (Type II)||Bluetooth, The rubber side panels have been criticized due to a manufacturing error. Many users have replaced them with aluminum versions . A replacement kit was also sold by HP.|
|h5500||iPAQ h5550||400 MHz Intel XScale||Pocket PC 2003||65536 colors||128 MB||SD||Bluetooth, WLAN, sleeves|
|h4100||iPAQ h4150||400 MHz Intel XScale||Pocket PC 2003||65536 colors ( transreflective )||64 MB||SD (SDIO-capable)||IrDA, Bluetooth, WLAN 802.11b (WEP, WPA from ROM V. 1.10.04 Ger)|
|h4300||iPAQ h 4350||400 MHz Intel XScale||Pocket PC 2003 (Windows CE 4.2)||65535 colors ( transreflective )||64 MB||SD memory cards||IrDA, Bluetooth, WLAN, sleeves, miniature keyboard|
|h6300||iPAQ h6340||Texas Instruments OMAP 1510 at 168 MHz||Windows Mobile 2003 Phone Edition as operating system (no SE)||3.5 "color screen with 65,536 colors||64 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM||SD / MMC (I / O capable)||Battery: 1,800 mAh (exchangeable), Quad-Band GSM / GPRS (Class 10), Wireless LAN 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.1, removable keyboard (included), new docking port connector (without serial interface)|
|hx4700||iPAQ hx4700||Intel PXA 270 with 624 MHz||WindowsMobile 2003 Second Edition, Windows Mobile 5 upgrade package available||4.0 " transflective TFT, VGA (480x640), 64,000 colors, LED background lighting with energy-saving mode as well as portrait and landscape mode||64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM||SD / CF||exchangeable battery (1800 mAh), WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2, IrDA, touchpad navigation, housing made of dark gray magnesium alloy, dimensions: 7.7 × 1.5 × 13.1 cm, weight: 187 g|
|RZ1700||Samsung S3C2410 203 MHz||Windows Mobile 2003||3.5 "TFT, 64,000 colors||32 MB RAM, 32 MB ROM||SD||RS232 and USB slave docking connector|
|hx2100||iPAQ hx2110||Intel XScale PXA270 312 MHz||Windows Mobile 2003||3.5 "TFT, 64,000 colors, can also be used in landscape format.||64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM||SD / MMC / CF||Lithium-polymer battery (1440 mAh), Bluetooth V1.2, RS232 and USB slave docking connector|
|RX1900||iPAQ RX1950||Samsung 300 MHz||Windows Mobile 5.0||3.5 "TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||32 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM||SD / MMC (I / O capable)||Battery: 1100 mAh lithium polymer, exchangeable, wireless LAN 802.11b, IrDA , RS232 and USB client docking connector without the possibility of charging via USB, integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection. This PDA series has a problem with the RS232 interface. After a hard reset of the device, opening this interface for the first time leads to incorrect characters being sent. Closing and reopening enables correct communication. Subsequent use of the interface also works without errors.|
|HX2100||iPAQ HX2190||Intel XScale PXA270 312 MHz||Windows Mobile 5.0||3.5 "TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM, later 192 MB ROM||SD / MMC and Compact Flash Type II||1440 mAh lithium polymer battery, exchangeable, Bluetooth V1.2 (Widcomm Stack), RS232 and USB client docking connector with the possibility of charging via USB, integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection. The hx2190 is basically an hx2110 in which RAM has been replaced by flash memory and Windows Mobile 5.0 was used instead of Windows Mobile 2003.|
|HX2400||iPAQ HX2490||Intel XScale PXA270 520 MHz||Windows Mobile 5.0||3.5 "TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||64 MB RAM /? MB ROM||SD / MMC and Compact Flash Type II||1440 mAh lithium polymer battery, exchangeable, Bluetooth V1.2 (Widcomm Stack), wireless LAN, RS232 and USB client docking connector with the possibility of charging via USB, integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection. The hx2490 is basically an hx2410 in which RAM has been replaced by flash memory and Windows Mobile 5.0 was used instead of Windows Mobile 2003.|
|HX2700||iPAQ HX2790||Intel XScale PXA270 624 MHz||Windows Mobile 5.0||3.5 "TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||128 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM (105 MB RAM / 80 MB ROM available to the user)||SD / MMC and Compact Flash Type II||1440 mAh lithium-ion battery, exchangeable, Bluetooth V1.2 (Widcomm Stack), wireless LAN, RS232 and USB client docking connector with the possibility of charging via USB, IrDA, integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection. Integrated fingerprint reader and matching encryption software (Credant Security Manager). Size: 119.4 × 76.6 × 16.3 mm
The hx2790 is basically an hx2750 in which RAM has been replaced by flash memory and Windows Mobile 5.0 was used instead of Windows Mobile 2003. There was a WM 5.0 update for the hx2750.
|RX3700||Samsung 400 MHz||Windows Mobile Version?||3.5 " transflective TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||32 MB RAM||?||?|
|RX3700||iPAQ RX3715||Samsung 400 MHz||Windows Mobile 2003 SE||3.5 " transflective TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM||?||Bluetooth (Widcomm Stack), Wireless LAN, and USB client docking connector, IrDA, integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection. Integrated 1.2 megapixel camera. The RX 3715 is intended as a multimedia all-rounder, which can also be seen from its equipment. A digital camera with a resolution of 1.2 megapixels is certainly not a substitute for a "real" digital camera, but it allows significantly better results than z. B. a simple cell phone camera. To use the digital camera, the device is held wide-sided, which turns the display into a wide-screen viewfinder. Furthermore, multimedia programs from the company "Nevo" are included. a. connect to a network-connected host and stream music to the device from there. The infrared interface is a bit more powerful compared to some other PDAs, as it can be used as a remote control e.g. B. can be used for the stereo.|
|HW6800||iPAQ HW6815||? MHz||Windows Mobile?||Touch screen||?||?||Smartphone|
|iPAQ 100||iPAQ 110||Marvell PXA310 processor 624 MHz||Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic, upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional||3.5 " transflective TFT display with 64,000 colors, QVGA 320x240 pixel resolution||64 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM||SDHC||Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Broadcom Stack), USB client with charging function, integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection. Battery: 1200 mAh lithium polymer, replaceable. This device series was available as iPAQ 11x, each with a different ending for different countries. The device was launched in 2007 and was considered a consumer product line by HP. Compared to the earlier hx series and the rx1950 model, the docking connector has been changed to a mini-USB port; a docking station is not available for this model.|
Note on the Bluetooth stack: Broadcom has taken over Widcomm, which is why the Broadcom stack in the versions used by HP is a further development of the Widcomm stack.
Last models released
iPAQ 200 series
- Processor: Marvell PXA310 processor 624 MHz
- Memory: 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM
- 4 " transflective TFT with 262,000 colors and 480x640 pixels VGA resolution
- WLAN, Bluetooth 2.0
- Memory slots for SDHC cards and CF cards
- OS: Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic
- Integrated microphone, loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack connection
- Battery: 2200 mAh lithium polymer, replaceable
- In addition to the mini-USB connector, it has a 24-pin connector which, among other things, offers a USB host interface for the use of USB peripheral devices
iPAQ 300 series
- 4.3 inch display 800 × 480 pixels
- Windows CE
iPAQ 500 series
iPAQ 600 series
Smartphone with touch screen
- Processor: Marvell PXA270 processor
- Memory: 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM
- 2.8 "TFT with 64,000 colors and 320x240 pixels resolution
- WLAN 802.11b / g with WPA2, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
- MicroSD card slot
- OS: Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
- integrated microphone and loudspeaker
- Battery: 1590 mAh lithium, replaceable
- Mobile phone: Integrated quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE phone and tri-band HSDPA 3.6 / 7.2 Mbit / s
- GPS: Integrated GPS navigation (Assisted GPS)
- Keyboard: Integrated numeric or alphanumeric keypad with 12 keys and function for Smart Touch wheel
- Camera: Integrated 3.0 megapixel auto focus camera, 4X digital zoom, resolution of 640 × 480 VGA, resolution of 1280 × 1024 SXGA