Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 11:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You'll want to see this. "A teardown chronological history of PDA Organisers spanning 17 years: 1986 Psion II Organiser, 1996 Palm Pilot 5000, 2003 HP iPAQ 5550." Very thorough teardowns of the hardware, detailing all the chips and other on-board parts. Hardware porn, basically. Great work by David L. Jones.
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RE: Great devices (except the iPAQ)
by Morgan on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:57 UTC in reply to "Great devices (except the iPAQ)"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I forgot to mention, you could install a GNU/Linux-based OS called Familiar Linux on some revisions of the iPAQ line. It was never 100% hardware supported on all models, but it made for some fun times and much better functionality than WinCE/PocketPC.

Edited 2012-08-15 21:59 UTC

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flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

you could install a GNU/Linux-based OS called Familiar Linux on some revisions of the iPAQ line.


I really wish I'd done that at the time! WinCE had decent developer tools, but other than that I just could never get on with it.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

My iPAQ will boot in to Angstrom from the memory card. I think it's a similar model to the one in the video, just lacks WIFI. Works okay really. Not really all that different to the Zaurus sl5500 with custom ROMs.

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