The "Pocket PC" I've had in my attic for 13 years

Share
HTML-code
  • Published: 15 August 2019
  • Download the free Neighbors App by Ring at ring.com/linus

    Grab Minion Masters Sand Wars expansion and get a free DLC at lmg.gg/minionmaster

    What passed as "cutting edge" pocket technology way back in the day? Well... the iPAQ was amazing pocket tech in MY day... let's check it out.

    Buy modern smartphones on Amazon: lmg.gg/8KV3M

    Discuss on the forum: linustechtips.com/main/topic/1094398-my-13-year-old-ipaq-not-an-ipad/

    Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors: linustechtips.com/main/topic/75969-linus-tech-tips-affiliates-referral-programs-and-sponsors
    Get Private Internet Access today at geni.us/7lLuafK
    Displate metal posters: lmg.gg/displateltt

    Linus Tech Tips merchandise at LTTStore.com/
    Linus Tech Tips posters at crowdmade.com/linustechtips
    Our Test Benches on Amazon: amazon.com/shop/linustechtips
    Our production gear: geni.us/cvOS

    Twitter - twitter.com/linustech
    Facebook - facebook.com/LinusTech
    Instagram - instagram.com/linustech
    Twitch - twitch.tv/linustech

    Intro Screen Music Credit:
    Title: Laszlo - Supernova
    Video Link: iloverimini.mobi/user/watch?v=PKfxmFU3lWY
    iTunes Download Link: itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712
    Artist Link: soundcloud.com/laszlomusic

    Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High iloverimini.mobi/user/approachingnirvana
  • Science and Technology Science and Technology

Comments • 4 542

  • Josh Starkey
    Josh Starkey  2 hours back

    This is a whole type of device I never knew existed

    • Venktesh Psharma
      Venktesh Psharma  2 days back

      Can I call 📞 that thing

      • John Crea
        John Crea  4 days back

        How about a honest palmtop pc running on 2AA batteries and running DOS by HP? My 200LX still works great, even if I have to stop and think in DOS


        John

        • Fredrick Tuso
          Fredrick Tuso  4 days back

          He should have tethered it to his phone.

          • Aleksandras Fedotovas
            Aleksandras Fedotovas  5 days back

            Scammer XD

            • Ezwan Rohman
              Ezwan Rohman  6 days back

              Ohhhh so many quirks in this video

              • Bob Leung
                Bob Leung  7 days back

                Yes...I saw lots of iPaqs, Palm and Sony Clies being used when I was in pharmacy school as well back in the day...this really brings back memories of me and my Palm Zire 71 circa 2003.

                • Raymond Lo
                  Raymond Lo  1 weeks back

                  This reminds me of the old day of the internet where I have to download mp3 for 20 mins straight.

                  • Samus
                    Samus  1 weeks back

                    Had an HP pavillion slimline that ran windows vista i think, it had a dock specifically for the one that came with it. I was 6.

                    • Kevin Velazquez
                      Kevin Velazquez  1 weeks back

                      I knew he was gonna say Bubble Breaker the second he mentioned games

                      • Jonniman007
                        Jonniman007  1 weeks back

                        you are an actual nerd, arent you?

                        • m1nt_
                          m1nt_  1 weeks back

                          OHHH GOD I STILL HAVE ONE OF THOSE WITH A BROKEN SCREEN AAAAAA

                          • Sam
                            Sam  1 weeks back

                            lol

                            • Tejas Agrawal
                              Tejas Agrawal  1 weeks back

                              I had t-mobile pocket pc

                              • The Philosopher
                                The Philosopher  1 weeks back

                                I mean, it didn't have a full-fledged operating system or anything, but for media the Creative Zen Vision W (released same year) was absolutely leagues ahead of this thing with a decent looking 16:9 screen of about 5" and a 30GB hard drive. It also cost a hell of a lot less than this thing. It had CF slot, speaker, headphone jack, and even composite AV out too so you could hook it up to any TV. Why you wouldn't get that instead of this pocket PC for media is beyond me. Until good smart phones because a thing, I used the crap out of that Zen. I think you could watch video for a good 12 hours on it, great for travelling, commuting.

                                • Kiah C. West
                                  Kiah C. West  2 weeks back

                                  Can't see shit

                                  • Opernakist
                                    Opernakist  2 weeks back

                                    So uh, can I get a dbrand skin for one of em bad boys?

                                    • Alias
                                      Alias  2 weeks back

                                      13 year old pocket assistant gets him more excited then the modern tech that he has exclusive access too that most people would kill for

                                      • AmountStax
                                        AmountStax  2 weeks back

                                        Um. Can you not promote ring anymore? I'm surveiled plenty already thanks.

                                        • Alex Carrillo
                                          Alex Carrillo  2 weeks back

                                          You might be a Nerd, that a type of person that would not do an apology for the STUPID VIDEO THAT HE, AND Brandon's did a video regarding insulting photographers for using a FujiFilm professional camera in a insulting joking way, screw your PADD, and Brandon's cell phone. I will still be hounding you until you give in.

                                          • matthaus woolard
                                            matthaus woolard  2 weeks back

                                            The Files app on iPad is the same as the Files app in iPhone!

                                            • TheCosmicHawk
                                              TheCosmicHawk  2 weeks back

                                              Bubble breaker was literally the first game I’ve ever played and I’m not even old

                                              • juicedup14
                                                juicedup14  2 weeks back

                                                Pocket pc is very close to pocket pussy

                                                • Jacky Fan
                                                  Jacky Fan  2 weeks back

                                                  "It's no secret I've always been a bit of a nerd" Linus (a really big nerd)

                                                  • jacob 626
                                                    jacob 626  2 weeks back

                                                    my wifi has 1ghz cpu

                                                    • Sir Winston
                                                      Sir Winston  2 weeks back

                                                      Omg flashbacks to my HTC Fuze days 🤦🏾‍♂️

                                                      • Ravi Kumar
                                                        Ravi Kumar  2 weeks back

                                                        5:35 Since when was windows button at bottom right?

                                                        • Jemilo II
                                                          Jemilo II  2 weeks back

                                                          I had a pda with windows mobile 6.5 and was able to play StarCraft broadwar on it with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard

                                                          • Static0Z
                                                            Static0Z  2 weeks back

                                                            sweet device

                                                            • Borsalino Kizaru
                                                              Borsalino Kizaru  2 weeks back

                                                              Remember when HP tried making a mobile phone-cum-computer back in 2016?

                                                              • mamamia88
                                                                mamamia88  2 weeks back

                                                                Ah the good old days when gadgets were tools to get you through the day instead of distracting from the meaningless Ness of existence

                                                                • whatthereq
                                                                  whatthereq  2 weeks back

                                                                  Bubble fucking breaker. I've been trying to remember this name for years and suddenly linus drops it outta nowhere as it was nothing, holy crap.

                                                                  • EMMNUEL J
                                                                    EMMNUEL J  2 weeks back

                                                                    It had touch ID

                                                                    • Spinkey
                                                                      Spinkey  2 weeks back

                                                                      they had university back then?

                                                                      • Hasanur Rashid
                                                                        Hasanur Rashid  2 weeks back

                                                                        Back when Windows mobile OS was cool.

                                                                        • Artie VanDelayo
                                                                          Artie VanDelayo  2 weeks back

                                                                          What company in their right mind would keep changing their own proprietary connectors? 😲

                                                                          • Fernando Dember Laguna
                                                                            Fernando Dember Laguna  4 hours back

                                                                            It was like that, Sony, Samsung, HP everyone has their own standards, it was a nightmare, sharing chargers was not even possible.

                                                                        • Serj Star
                                                                          Serj Star  2 weeks back

                                                                          For what it is it's ahead of it's time I'm just surprised that Microsoft didn't jump on it harder

                                                                          • Robert Wofford
                                                                            Robert Wofford  2 weeks back

                                                                            Uh bro we played bejewelled on an old gateway I think its older

                                                                            • Angel Sanchez
                                                                              Angel Sanchez  2 weeks back

                                                                              Windows Mobile was the shit!!! I had Nextel Motorola i930. Huge flip phone running WM with the walkie talkie function. Then I moved to a UTStarcomm PPC-6700 and finally ended with a HTC PPC-6800 Mogul on Sprint. Some of the best devices I ever owned! Smartphones before they were even called that!

                                                                              • MPF_AGUNDIPSHT
                                                                                MPF_AGUNDIPSHT  2 weeks back

                                                                                lol ive still got my Telecom Apache pocket pc, still works to

                                                                                • Carl Willows
                                                                                  Carl Willows  2 weeks back

                                                                                  10:37
                                                                                  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......

                                                                                  • Derek at ClassicRockRadio

                                                                                    Found my old iPaq last week with its cradle woohoo

                                                                                    • HeyHerdy
                                                                                      HeyHerdy  2 weeks back

                                                                                      For a 13 year old device looks like it's still pretty snappy

                                                                                      • Werner Conradie
                                                                                        Werner Conradie  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Can it play Minion Masters?

                                                                                        • Nizam Iskandar
                                                                                          Nizam Iskandar  2 weeks back

                                                                                          wow.. i used to own a my sister's pre-owned Cingular 8125.. upgraded with cooked rom windows 6.5 .. hahaha

                                                                                          • J Tizzle
                                                                                            J Tizzle  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Shit I have 2 of these in my living room do they sell for lots

                                                                                            • not sure
                                                                                              not sure  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I still have my tandy z pad...

                                                                                              • Fans, speakers, and more

                                                                                                2:34. That's p*rn.