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Back before smartphones were ubiquitous in terms of portable computing, another device was popular. This week, we take a look at the HP iPaq h2215, a Windows Mobile PocketPC from 2003. Stay tuned for next time for a demonstration of some of the hardware peripherals this thing can use. Also check out LGR's video on the iPaq rx1955:



LGR
Ha, that intro. The world of YouTube retro tech coverage is amusingly small indeed. Oh well, hooray for more PocketPC coverage! Looking forward to seeing more of that camera in action :)
Xavier Althoff
When I saw bonzi buddy in the thumbnail I knew this was my video
LoadGamePL
Man, this thing back in 2003 must have been amazing
CEKROM
Ipad, ipaq sound similar =D
AL_O0
Opera literally runs on everything, it runs on vista, xp, windows phone, Mac, Linux, iOS Android, Blackberry Java ME, Sony Ericsson, Nintendo DS, even on Nokia brick phones... (and that’s just naming a few) well, pretty much as cross platform as it can get If you have a device and it can connect to the internet, chances are, you can probably download opera on it
OtakuWeebster!
*expand dong*
ShadowDark Pro
Windows Phone 2003.
DrekiTech
I had that exact HP! I used it to emulate NES and listen to music and it was so cool. There was an Opera browser for it that gave it better website functionality. Edit: yeah you mentioned it later in the video :)
Swerver
But caan it run doom?
Vecopotryx
xD I watched LGR's video on this like 2-3 weeks ago. But still enjoy watching your videos too so :)
Erik Nilsen
My grandpa gave me a couple of those to mess around with when I was in middle school ~6 years ago. Great fun. Also helped me type some last-minute school assignments before I had my own laptop.
Tijs Van Alphen
Wow when he shows the video on the ipaq. Me looking on my screen looking at the screen of the ipaq, looking at a screen in the video looking at a screen. Screen inception!
Joey Cubes
*Jinkies*
Raposa Dislexa
EXPAND DONG
Duke of Darkness
5:40 *Expand Dong*
CEKROM
Impressive Tech for the age =D
James J James
Back when I was a teenager and mobile computing was an unobtainable luxury to gawk at, I thought PDAs were the coolest thing ever. Now in the age of ubiquitous smartphones I'm more cynical about the whole thing. Guess I'm getting old now. (Ironically I am writing this on a tablet.)
HYPER SANIC
Bonzi Buddy on the thumbnail again!
Kra Z Kapin
Holy crap I just watched LGR's old video on this thing! Still gonna watch this tho, your style's different
girlsdrinkfeck
ipaq does what iCant phone , such as copy paste lol
Robin MGP
Aw, man, time to dig out my HP IPAQ HX4700 for Pocket PC Month! I had no clue about the existence of Opera Mini on Pocket PCs, looks so smooth! I didn't know about Nevo, either. I recall looking for a program for my pocket PC years ago that did the same job as Nevo does. Nice video, and no, we don't think you're copying Clint. ;)
HimbeersaftLP
I recently bought a Dell Axim x41v for a presentation about PDAs, I too installed Opera Mini (the way it works is that the page is rendered and the JavaScript executed on the Opera servers and then gets sent to your device, that's probably why most current websites still look fine on it). I still haven't found a universal remote control app like the one you showed, because with that it would at least be partially useful to me.
CelestiaIsBestPone Previously:DragonicBladex
5:38, vinesauce reference
Tatiana Fomina
I expected to see bonzi buddy on a windows PC.
Misiecon
sometimes i use my palmtop to play older games i used to play in the past xD
Regular Woomies
My dad found his old Compaq one in our garage. I think it’s the same one as yours
SJT2004
The date is set to exactly 15 years ago today
facespkz vlogs
"Almost all of the software sharing websites are long since dead" [localhost refused to connect]
STHOM Productions
AUGH JINKIES
Henning Gu
2:54 how can a Bluetooth signal be too strong? 🤔
MarkusTegelane
Haha, I also watch LGR :D
EmaSplatter 5
That's a real Windows Phone
Ahmet Long
*Cant be a windows without bonzi*
Marko
4:45 using bing to look up google
AzA
*_BUT CAN IT RUN CRYSIS?_*
CEKROM
8:45 Nice beard =D
Mojżesz
2:53 lmao too strong signal strength
The-Real-Ph8nix
E x p a n d d o n g
Melissa Novak
LGR did his Bonzi Buddy video after you did yours.
Zły Wilk
2:53 Signal strength: too strong lmaooo, how could it be possibly to strong?
POTATO POTATO POTATO POTATO POTATO POTATO POTATO
that tablet pc reminds me of my old computer lmao nostalgia
Shanmuga Prabhu
The most underatted youtube channel
MC Chase
Clint did it a video before you, but the other videos, he did after you
David V
I want Monteria be in all VeggieTales movies.
Homosexual African American Aka Nigger Faggot
hahah,nice vinesauce joel reference
Eduardo Avila
I aways wanted those ones, and aways loved them, but never had. Years later i found myself with the same feeling, and wanting to buy gpd win. Its a laptop, yeah, but basically the size of these (or at least fits in the pocket)
i blocked ads to watch this video
I like your channel more than LGR. In fact, I actually have that channel hidden on my account, so I will never see his videos pop up again. It's like he never existed.
Marie Animates
I love your vids! Keep it up!!
BoracicGrunt
Great vids!!
Megan Marie Banda
Colored bawlls
Pug Master
ooooh JINKYS
Emin Nart
the web and app compability is almost the same with touchscreen symbian phones(i have a nokia 5800) edit: also opera mini on that and opera mini for symbian looks exactly same
Nikodem
6:08 - minecraft XD
Mr.Cringe Kid
LOL I have 1...
Spicy Meme Boi
🅱️onzi 🅱️uddy
Alpha32 _-Channel-_
Touch Screen Existed Since 2005!?
Ahegao Intensifies
Very interesting
G0Ji
YES AN UPLOAD
Henry - Gaming and Random Things!
5:34 e x p a n d d o n g
Glerk TheFlurp
1st
Kevin Bhasi
2:40 At least on the rx3700 series (I had a rx3715 back in the day), the same left indicator that lights up for Bluetooth, also flashes green when programs told Windows Mobile to "vibrate" the device. 3:34 I remembered that ActiveSync would automatically open and sync when I docked my rx3715 to the NEC PC I had at the time. 3:45 I just remembered, there was a program called "MyMobiler" which allowed the PDA display to be viewed and interacted with on the PC. That came in pretty handy as I didn't need to take my hands off of the keyboard and mouse. 3:49 There was a program called "eXPerience" that was a custom launcher for WM2003SE that provided a WinXP style screen, though it didn't replace the Today screen like with the HP launcher on the rx series, but instead provided a Today item to access it from there. 6:45 I *very much* remember using that on mine. 7:44 I remember having a cracked copy of Opera Mobile (I think it was version 8, and Opera wasn't selling any more licences for that version at the time) installed.
Jeff The Shrimp
I guess you've heard of Everyday Chemistry too :p.
Flora Elephant
IPaq switch the q to a d and you get?
Omg its Colorado Yay
See my vid called Rent a Person
Glay Michael
Oh, It is compaq ipaq, not Apple ipad
Joe Manning
You should do one on the Palm TX. Palm's last (or close to it) and most powerful PDA. Wifi, Bluetooth, Optional Tom Tom GPS Navigation, great little device. Also did full screen video, web, mp3 ect... The best thing about it was the strong third party and home brew software. Media players for more exotic file formats (back then exotic anyway), total UI overhauls, game emulators and more. The calendar and scheduling (especially with 3rd party apps but even without) offered fantastic customization.
Some Guy
I liked my pocket pc's running various windows operating systems, but preferred my Palm OS devices. I still carry a Treo along with my Android smartphone. There are too many databases and apps for the Palm that I wouldn't want to do without. Like the Treo, I liked the ability on the Pocket PC's to let you easily swap the battery.
Dieter Gräwe
I had such a HP thing bought 2004. I mainly used it for car navigation with some version of Navigon running on it. You had to copy your planned route to the SD- or CF-Card (mine had both), because they had capacities measured in KB instead of GB.
Debangsu Sarkar
This thing in 2003. Wow am impressed!
StuffJasonDoes
Compaq also had a desktop line of Windows PCs called 'iPaqs.' I was a PC tech a long time ago (2000-2001) and I unboxed about 200 of them (and heavy 19" Samsung CRTs), and put Windows 98 images on them via Ghost one summer. Good times. You're lucky that iPaq has USB. Most of our PDAs back then were DB9 serial, including my Palm IIIc. :-)
Matthew Holder
I use to own one of these exact models. The D-Pad broke after playing ONE game... yeah, it wasn't built for that. But it was a nice little machine I thought.
Reece Orton
You can actually emulate Windows Mobile 6.1.4! Microsoft have an emulator for it and it is ONE HUNDRED PER CENT LEGAL. Same with Mobile 5.
Sparky980
I have this same one in my basement! I think I'll go and bust it out to play around with. XD
Justin E. L.
I have one of those babies. I'll admit, I regularly play a mad game of checkers on it.
Toopienator
History Of WHAT?! --------------------------------------------- This video That's about it
memes served
expand dong
Ivy Agnes Nguyen
Very cool video! Would love to see more about Windows Mobile PPC esp comparing WM5 & 6 phones to what else was out at the time & what we have now. I was a BlackBerry guy & preferred it over WM when it came to getting stuff done. WM seemed more an OS that tried to do it all & had no primary goal.
Team LAN
"lol ipaq is like ipad" shut up you isheep
HoLo Tube
I'm watching you from windows mobile (digi)
SpeedyGoneFroglegs
Back when mobile Windows wasn't a dumpster fire.
InsaneFire10YT
I've been waiting for a new video
Anonymous Idea
I remember using my pocket PC with a SNES emulator. It was funky to control, and I think I tried connecting something over bluetooth like a keyboard or controller but it wouldn't work. So I played SNES games with the funky controls of the dell axim and got over it. Also i'm not sure how many people did this but I remember buying games that came with windows mobile versions.
Maxime
i remember when i was a kid,i was playing age of empires,its was cool
An Drei
Oh wow. Nostalgia. I bought an IPaq (with the modem) when i was completing my masters degree back in early 2000's. I remember playing Age of Empires on it all night (while plugged to a wall outlet). Those where the days. 😄
KoMaHu3λM
@The Science Elf hello, fellow ppc fan here (i really wished iphone didn't break the trend of ppc rising to power :/). I have gigabytes (and for sure you've checked how much space they take, so imagine how much it actually is ...) of ppc programs, games etc. with "no pay walls" let's say, for any version of windows mobile (2003, 5, 6, 6.5). contact me if interested: bunak[at]mail[fullstop]bg (my old love is ipaq 1930 .. oh i miss those times so much ... mortscript!)
Daan Weernink
That full keyboard isn't that bad to type on. I had shaped my thumbnails to have little notch so I could press all the small keys. Could type pretty fast on windows mobile.
Bill A
Ahhh the D.P.A. (Digital Porn Assistant;) can't forget my first one in 2003, the mouthful HP Rx3715 Mobile Media Companion was quite a flashy device for that era, a true multimedia powerhouse, till the real Smarty Phones came out around 2007-2010. Brings me back memories when porn has harder to find, and was crammed onto expensive full sized SD cards. xD
8bvg
I had exactly that model back in the early 2000's. Remember it very fondly. If you get one program for it - get Age of Empires. Surprisingly well produced version. Basically the same as the desktop version
Kris B
This brings me back to my Dell Axim. I pimped that thing out so it was all touchbased and I had a bluetooth GPS receiver for turn-by-turn directions and even VOIP calling. Then the iPhone was released which killed off PDAs but I had as close to a modern smartphone as you could get a couple year before that.
MarkoGaming
i don`t need it.... I DON`T NEED IT.... *I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
drout
The Science Elf - just a note, those PDAs started becoming smartphones when microsoft added "phone edition" to the PDAs. like "Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition" - I had one in 2006, called audiovox 6600, it was one year before the first iphone was launched -- and it was a lot better "on average" than the iphone (and to its(iphone) credit, it was the first one to popularize a "touch UI")
Luis Armando Herrera
Saludos. Puedo convertir mi Android Huawei P8 lite en "PC"?
Pasi123
I have a HP iPAQ H5550 (which is this one 0:20 :D), HX2110 and Fujitsu Pocket LOOX 420. And I also have a HTC TyTN and the legendary HTC HD2
strangepigeon
I'll have to buy one of these one day, they look so fun to mess around with. I'm glad you made a video on Pocket PCs, there don't seem to be too many of decent quality on YouTube. Small portable devices fascinate me for some reason, it's interesting to see little computers with not much memory run cool programs that do tasks that normally require a regular PC.
Wassilis
Yea, I bought a windows mobile device back then. Worst money spent ever.. :-)
Commodorefan64
Loved the intro to this video, and if anyone complains about you doing similar content to LGR don't pay them any attention, as I think more good content on this kind of stuff is awesome, and I can't wait to see that camera module in action, as one of my first digital cameras was a stand alone 1MP HP with a 64MB Compact Flash card. :-)
Spanish Dumbass
LGR is stalking your ideas
Kristy Lattanzio
I used to be absolutely obsessed with PDAs back in the day. I was hot shit with my HP hx4700.
esseferio
Ah, those (fond) memories... Never read as many (e)books as back when I had a little PocketPC from Asus, with that Microsoft Reader. Which eventually led me to buy a couple of e-readers later on. Quite a capable little machine , that was indeed. Cheers to more videos on that subject!
Lola Lalonde
This cellphone make my old pc look like a gamer pc