However, the oval directional pad of the H has been shrunk to a 12mm-wide round button. When testing, we initially experienced difficulties getting the H to recognise an index finger, but switching to a thumb seemed to do the trick — perhaps due to the larger surface area of that particular digit. As a result, we lowered the H’s performance score. This screen can display 65, different colors, which is of course pretty typical for Pocket PCs these days. But with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, this iPaq quickly exhausted its resources.

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The unit isn’t much thicker than a deck of cards.

This method works–albeit slowly–but you can’t charge the handheld while using the device, especially with such power hogs as the Wi-Fi running. There’s also Nevo, a nifty piece of software that transforms your iPAQ into a remote controller. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned off and screen brightness set at 50 percent, the 1,mAh Lithium-polymer cell kpaq 2 hours and 43 minutes of MP3s.

The H comes with a number of headline-grabbing features, yet HP pays just as much attention to the finer details.

This device really is aimed at the enterprise or small business user and HP has told us themselves this is exactly where they have their sites targeted. Together with the infrared capability, these wireless platforms enable communication with scores of devices–including cell phones, PDAs, PCs, and networks–allowing data exchange, e-mail, text messaging, and Internet access. In fact, the H is one of the most powerful and most cannily focused handhelds we’ve seen so far.


Operating System Pocket PC applications: Battery life is decent, but not great. Features A handheld, being a personal device, is often used to store confidential information.

Other than those anomalies, the H has a standard iPaq design in most respects. While the iPaq H doesn’t constitute a major jump in Pocket PC power, it can match specs with the best of its contemporaries.

For instance, some police departments are using handheld computers to collect data in the field for each arrest or ticket issued. Sounds great but lacks vision. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

HP iPaq H Pocket PC Specs – CNET

If you count yourself in that group, this fully loaded but somewhat hefty Pocket PC will have strong appeal. You can also configure the handheld to accept prints sub different fingers, which is useful in case you injure your key identification finger.

The H ships with an AC charger, a syncing cradle, and a dongle to charge the removable battery while traveling. With more and more manufacturers joining the Pocket PC ranks, it’s been getting harder for HP to differentiate itself.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The most obvious form change to the iPaq is of course that little hump on the left hand side at the top. Setting up a partnership with a t68i was a breeze using the Bluetooth management applet.


With all the functionality that comes with the the trade off is that the size and weight of the 5405 is one of the highest for any PDA on the market. The exact weight of the device comes in at 7.

OEM HP iPAQ H 5450 H 5455 USB Sync Charge Cable 398432

A waterproof, rugged walkie-talkie phone. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. I will mention that the iPaq comes with a couple of great applets for managing the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Unfortunately, this was not always the case. Don’t show this again. Unfortunately, however, there’s no separate USB cord to sync without the cradle. We ipsq had no problems configuring the H for our office’s wireless network.

REVIEW: HP iPaq 5450

Therefore some security may be necessary to prevent unauthorised access. This is of course the antennae for improved radio signal reception for the Wi-Fi feature of the iPaq.

The out speaker is located at the top of the iPaq. This may also come in useful if the H subsequently acquires cellphone functions.