Summary: Battery life on all 2400 series iPAQs is not the greatest. Just get an extra battery so you dont have to worry about it. Dont get one of these wet or they will self-destruct. I had a 2495 that got wet and we put it in rice for three days...it came back on and then promptly died for good. Recommend an AquaPac if you are using outdoors in the rain. Other than that they have typical good hp build quality.
Summary: I love the HP iPAQ. It's a good product. It's easy to find most things and customize most things. The WiFi is easy to use. Everything is pretty straightforward. The Windows Mobile is more robust than the Palm operating system. Like most HP products, the iPAQ is well adapted to Windows Mobile. I can't comment on e-mail capabilities or Bluetooth because I don't use them. On the down side, Microsoft ActiveSync leaves ALOT to be desired.
Summary: Whats not to like! An occasional soft reset but thats about it. I use on the road with GPS software, on the golf course, with golf software, at work and as contact list. Holds photos and has all the basic programs. The only other thing that could be better is not having to go to running program list and shut down program after using. Wi fi , bluetooth , sd , and cf slots all in a nice case with a protective clear cover. Still looks great after first year!
Excerpt: "...I have bought from the HP site. Another problem with it is that its really hungry on power. I find it runs down its charge quite quickly. Its important that you get a case for it to stop it scratching, and get extra pens for it, as they tend to go missing, or maybe its just me. I have it connected through my wifi and its superb little browser, both at home outside when I want to check email. Make sure if you use the client that you use an imap ...
Summary: I brought this product as a refurbished, off ebay, for £180. It isn't the thinest of devices, or the lightest, but it will do. The screen is big enough, and it has all the right features, WLAN, Bluetooth etc. There are a few glitches in it though. After a month or so of having it, the touch screen messed up, part of the screen just would not function.
Pros: Good pocket PC, goes a lot of things, good for browsing web etc.
HP iPaq Pocket PC Hx2490: Nice PDA once you sort out the glitch
20 November 2007
Summary: I'm rather in love with this PDA, but it wasn't without its teething problems. I bought it mainly because I wanted to try and organise my calendar, and also so I could take around professional manuals without breaking my back. It does both of these things very well, and is very nippy. The load time for all the applications I run is minimal, and it seems to cope well with doing several things at once. The design is good, nicely weighted without being heavy.
Pros: Ease of use, ergonomics, battery life
Cons: The ActiveSync/battery issue makes it almost useless until fixed
Excerpt: "...decided to come across to Hp because of the ease with which word and excel documents will transfer onto it. The weight of it makes it feel like a quality product, and it was also good to have all the buttons where you can see them straight away without having to flip down the bottom like I did with the palm. Because I use my Ipaq in a busy retail environment I immediately bought a metal case for it. I also added an SD card to add to the memory. All ...
Pros: Sturdy, good software, smooth link with Pc, fast, all features needed for a pocket Pc
Excerpt: "I bought my PDA from ebay, for a discount price; I didn't want to pay a lot of money for a PDA and I wanted a really good one. The hx2490 comes with Windows mobile 5.0 which is the newer version of the windows CE operating system. The processor is slightly faster than it's predecessors and has wifi and bluetooth aswell. This means that you can quickly use any wireless station and hook into that network, or transfer documents to your phone or computer ...