Manufacturer: Hp (hewlett-packard)
Installed Memory: 56
Operating System: Microsoft Pocket PC 2003
Backlit Display: Yes
: Number of User Reviews: 7
Reviewed by: liefam on Mar 25, 2005
Experience: 30 Days
Strengths: Excellent built-in connectivity. Good feature set. Good price relative to competing models.
Weaknesses: Comes loaded w/ awkward HP menu software. Requires manual OS upgrade from HP to get latest version of certain Microsoft software.
Summary: Price paid: $318 @ Sams Club
Strengths: I really like the latest version of the Pocket PC operating system, and this unit handles all the general productivity programs very well. The only time I've managed to lock it up so far was while viewing a very large and graphics-heavy PDF file. Otherwise, performace is a non-issue for all but the most demanding applications (I've run into problems with echoing in a VoIP app, which might be due to the unit's processing speed).
The fact that this handheld comes with wifi, bluetooth, and IR built-in leaves the SD upgrade slot open for a cheap memory upgrade. Right now, a 1 gig SD card goes for ~$80.
The multimedia capabilities make this handheld an excellent mp3 player. With a big sd card, it has the storage capabilities of many stand-alone players.
Battery life is excellent. With both radios off, I average about 6 hours of battery life. With wifi on, I get about 3.
I have very few complaints. The processor isn't as fast as the 600Mhz intel units, but faster processors generally mean a lower battery life as well.
The USB sync / charge cable doesn't include a cradle.
The 56meg built-in memory is a little thin w/out a separate memory card.
Reviewed by: Robaire from CA on Oct 31, 2004
Experience: 12 Days
Strengths: Bright, sharp, clear display. Works well and operates stably, does the job as it should. Bluetooth & wireless support.
Weaknesses: Phone and e-mail support is poor. Only 90 day warranty. No sync cradle provided. Battery life could be better.
Summary: Don't bother with HP's phone or e-mail support, they don't understand their own product. I called about a problem importing contacts, and their best advice to me was to return the pda for a refund. After further research on my own, it turned out there was a simple solution they didn't even have a clue about. HP has a tech support forum on their site that is far superior to what you'll get from contacting HP by phone or e-mail. HP should offer at least a one year warranty, especially considering what you pay for the PDA. Overall, other than the issues noted above, this is a good product, and most buyers will be happy with it.
Reviewed by: knoid from WI on Jan 2, 2005
Experience: 10 Days
Strengths: Great resolution. Nice and light.
Weaknesses: Case that comes with the PDA is not that great.
Summary: This was a must have for me due to the wireless capability it had. I didn't need the Bluetooth (well, not yet at least). The screen was very clear and this was a small and light PDA. If what you are looking for is a PDA with minimal bells and whistles, yet fast, light, and nice looking, this is for you. This was one of the cheapest I found that used PocketPC and had 802.11b. A great buy!
Reviewed by: bjsutaria from TX on Nov 25, 2004
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: light-weight; wi-fi & blue tooth built in; nice, clear screen; can use as a universal remote
Weaknesses: wish it had more memory; warranty is only 90 days
Summary: Overall, a great handheld with a ton of features offered, so worth the cost. For the price paid though, it should come with a better case, an extra stylus, and a cradle.
Reviewed by: mhsterry from TN on Dec 29, 2004
Experience: 5 Days
Strengths: versatility, availability of tech help
Weaknesses: none so far
Summary: Received as a Christmas gift to primarily replace an older PalmOne unit. Easy to use and is a great tool for someone who travels and needs immediate accessibility of business info. Many extras that come in handy.
Reviewed by: titanmesh44 from FL on Mar 29, 2005
Experience: 14 Days
Strengths: Internet access easy to navigate compatible to most laptops and computers
Weaknesses: loading takes forever have to reset the ipaq alot to get it started
Summary: i am fairly new to the pda world. i got this pda at a decent price. it's not the best one out there for the price that most stores are selling them at. you can access the internet, control your electronic devices and do simple little tasks with it. after a few weeks of playing with it, i think it would be a better choice to get the hp ipaq rx 3715. for a little more money you get a camera, dicking station and more memory. it beats paying the extra for those things.
Reviewed by: Dhruv on Jan 24, 2005
Experience: 60 Days
Strengths: Brilliant wireless connectivity, streaming is very good, stable operating system, good strong battery
Weaknesses: Not as much memory as RX3715. No camera
Summary: This is one more top notch pocket pc from the masters. The WM2003SE works a lot better than my old H3800. The streaming is wonderful, you dont actually need songs/video on your PDA if you can get it from your computer. It works like a charm with my 802.11g network at home. The absense of camera is what gives it 95/100 and not a perfect 100. GREAT GADGET