pocketnow.com Throwback: The Legendary iPAQ H3650

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Those of you that have been using Windows CE products for 10-11 years surely remember the many iterations of the Compaq iPAQ. It was the iPAQ that brought true computing power to the pockets of geeks everywhere in an attractive and handheld-sized format. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, check out our vintage reviews of the following iPAQs: hx2755, hx4700, rx3715, h6315, rz1715, h5450, and the H3800.

The other day I found a lonely old iPAQ H3650 in a drawer. Of course it didn’t power on not having been charged for years. With luck, I found the charger, plugged it in, and it worked!

We’re going to do a video series that takes a look at one of the hottest Pocket PC devices to be released in the start of this decade. We’ll compare the software experience of the Pocket PC 2000 operating system with that of the latest consumer mobile platform from Microsoft, Windows Mobile 6.5, and see how far we’ve come, and yet how far we still have to go.

Do we have any Compaq iPAQ owners here?

For full specs on the Compaq iPAQ H3650, check out PDAdb.net.

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.