My Windows Mobile Phones

My Windows Mobile Phones

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As some of my friends and colleagues know I like my gadgets. Thanks to ebay and others I have turned around one Microsoft Mobile (CE/PocketPc) every year for the past 10 years. Here are the phones:

 

Picture

Model 

Year (ish)

Reason for change 

Other 

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Philips Velo

1997

Battery life and screen visibility 

Introduced me to NimH batteries as it would only last a couple of hours for standard batteries. 

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HP Jornada 720

1998

Too bulky, somewhat slow

Colour screen and full keyboard. HEAVY though and expensive.

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Casio Cassipeia e105

1999

Slow and chunky. Screen hard to read outdoors. Stolen at NZ Airport with Microdrive.

First colour pocket PC handheld device. Well designed (Jog wheel!)

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Compaq 3630

2000

Wanted to integrate phone with organiser

Brilliant screen and build quality. Set the bar for the market.

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HP Jornada 928 

2002

Hardware failures, weight and not the most reliable phone 

Great concept (external front display and cover) except for the size

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i-mate Pocket PC Phone Edition

2003

Size (possibly some speed envy)

Excellent. A true integrated phone PDA.

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i-mate Jam

2005

Intermediate hardware faults.

Brilliant size and rugged

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O2 XDA Atom 

2006

Hardware kept resetting and losing 1/5 calls 

Smallest pocket pc but made me squint to see the text 

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i-mate SP5

2007

Windows Mobile 6!

Brilliant battery life and operationally great. Really changed my perception of SmartPhone

 

Next I was considering the i-mate 7150 but I think now I'll use the ever so good form factor of the HTC Touch.

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  • Just one think HTC left off in the Touch PDA. No 3G support.  major oversight

  • Yes.... After some thought I did a I turn and am now getting the HTV cavalier. It dawned on me that I needed the keys and the cavaliers speed is quite impressive.

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