Reviews and Problems with HP iPAQ rx5900 Travel Companion series
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HP Ipaq 5900 Series
J. Durkee, Amazon
7 February 2010
Summary: Well when i had first received my unit the gps did not work, after calling and calling with hp they finally took it in and replaced the gps module in it, now a few months after the warranty expired the thing will not even boot up. it will not go past the boot screen the want 150 to 800 to fix it.
Summary: I needed to replace my PDA and wanted WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS to go along with outlook, powerpoint, excel, and word. I did not want to pay monthly fees. The travel companion from HP, the RX5915, fit the bill. Other reviewers had complained about GPS satellite acquisition time, but I find it satisfactory without booster anetnnas. Getting WiFi to behave takes a little practice, but it will behave as the operator's skill improves.
Summary: Well this is really strange. This is exactly the same device as the iPaq rx5915, which Amazon also sells, but for about $100 cheaper at the time I write this. The last number in HP model numbers indicates the sales channel so the 5910 might be the retail store box and the 5915 might be the online box, or vice versa, etc. So if you're interested in this item, search for the rx5915 right here on Amazon and save yourself some money.
Summary: The idea is great: in my case, rather than lug a buch of guidebooks around Rome, I would simply enter various points of interest, restaurants, etc. into the device, then wander around. If I felt like stopping, I could check the device to see what was around that was interesting, or find my way somewhere.