Summary: Nice PDA problem is wifi is not secure and can't upgrade to WM 5.0 but the wifi works once you play with it a bit. That's the problem with these greety companies that develope these kind of products and make you pay for everything extra so they can make the buck at all cost. But hey that is why is called capitalism.
Summary: This Compaq cost me about $33 with the dongle. It was a fairly good investment. I upgraded the OS to Windows Pocket PC 2003, and everything worked fine afterwards. Before however, when it ran Pocket PC 2002, WiFi was a nightmare - no access points found, and hard resets didn't help. With Pocket PC 2003, this device has quite a bit of potential (Skype texting (no calls however, because of outdated Skype for PPC 2003), music player, video player, web browser and Bluetooth...
Summary: A great little pda for basic information management. Would be nice if it was fully Windows 7 compatible, but the older Windows Mobile platform creates a barrier there. Not a game-stopper, but challenging at times.
Excerpt: "We bought the H5450 off of ebay round about the beging of last year for £100 including postage which was a very good deal as this has been going for about £300 at times. It only came with the power lead and sync cradle which can be used with USB or serial cable. There was no software or active sync with this PDA but as with most things no adays they were easy to download from the net including the software to upgrade this to PC2003 standard. The ...
Pros: Bluetooth, wifi, fingerprint scanner
Cons: short battery life, loose all programes if all power lost
HP iPaq Pocket PC H5450: Gimmicks don't improve IPAQ
Axel Nolwy, Dooyoo
25 August 2004
Summary: As an extremely satisfied user of an IPAQ 3950 I was keen to discover the improvements made with this latest generation IPAQ. First impressions were not good; the asthetic look of the IPAQ appears to have regressed with the emergence of a somewhat maternal bluetooth nipple and replacement of the excellent console button arrangement with something that looks designed as a cheap afterthought by a fan of noddy and big ears.