Palm computers

The following palm computers, or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant), have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPhone 4

Image courtesy: Apple

Technical data

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 312 g, 200×135×7 mm
  • Operating time 9 h
  • Display 7.9", 1024x768, 163 ppi
  • Battery ??? mAh LiIon
  • USB 2.0
  • MP3
  • 5 MB camera and 1.2 MB camera
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • GPS, electronic compass, gyro, accelerometer
  • SAR: X.xx W/kg

May 2013

Hans is still using his iPhone for mobile surfing. But the small screen makes it difficult to work with for some web pages. An iPad Mini is a natural choice. It has a 1024-pixels screen and is still small enough to carry.

Hans buys this iPad Mini 2013-05-11 from MacSupport in Västerås for 4195 SEK.

Invoice

Good

  • Troublefree web browsing
  • Small enough to be carried in a small bag

Bad

  • Xxxxxx
  • Xxxxxx

2014-05-11: Otterbox case

Garmin nüvi® 1390T track

May 2013: Hans adds a robust Otterbox case to protect the iPad.

Image courtesy: Otterbox

2014-xx-xx: Software upgrade to IOS 7.1.2

A new release is available.

2014-12-29: Software upgrade to IOS 8.1.2

Web updater screen image

A new release is available.

Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4

Image courtesy: Apple

Technical data

  • Apple A4 Processor, 1 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 32 GB internal flash memory
  • Display 960×640, 326 ppi
  • Microphone, speaker
  • OS: Apple iOS 4.2
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, WLAN, 802.11b/g, GSM / UMTS
  • Sensors: GPS, electronic compass, gyro, accelerometer
  • Battery: LiIon, xxx mAh, 300 hours
  • 137 g, 115×59×9 mm
  • Standby time 300 h
  • Battery ??? mAh LiIon
  • MP3
  • 5 MB camera with LED flash and 0.3 MB camera
  • SAR: 1.17 W/kg

January 2011

For a full description see section
Mobile telephones.

Bought from the telecom provider 3.

This unit is a major step forward compare to the previous dedicated palm computer Pocket Loox C550:

  • Large resolution screen
  • No need for pointing dëvice
  • Fast user friendly operating system

Good

  • Powerful and intuitive
  • All things you need in one small package: Still camera, Video camera, Web browser, Mail reader, Telephone, SMS and MMS, GPS, compass, gyro

Bad

  • The price
  • Xxxxxx

2013-03-xx: Software upgrade to IOS 6.1

The operating system is upgraded from IOS 4.2 to IOS 6.1. The main difference is that from now on all IOS upgrades can be made without connecting the iPhone to a computer.

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox C550
Pocket Loox C550

Image courtesy: Fujitsu Siemens

Technical data

  • Intel® PXA270 Processor, 520 MHz
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 128 MB ROM
  • OS: Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Display TFT 640×480, 65' colors
  • Microphone, speaker
  • Windows Mobile 2005 Premium Ed.
  • SD-card
  • USB, Bluetooth, IrDA, WLAN, 802.11b/g
  • LiIon, 120 mAh, X hours
  • 116x71x14 mm
  • 160 g

May 2006

A replacement for the broken Acer N30 computer is needed. This unit has a faster processor but the bigger difference is the WLAN connection. Now it is possible to connect to the Internet.

The only problem is that Hans don't have any WLAN himself. Anyway the unit is synchronsised with the Outlook mail on the main computer, enabling off-line reading of mail and calendar entries.

Bought from Dustin for SEK 3512.

The Pocket-Loox product-line was discontinued by Fujitsu-Siemens in 2007.

Good

  • xx.
  • xx.

Bad

  • xxx.
  • xxx.
Acer N30
Acer N30

Image courtesy: Acer

Technical data

  • Samsung S3C2410, 266 MHz
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 32 MB ROM
  • OS: Windows Mobile 2003
  • Display TFT 320×240, 64' colors
  • Microphone, speaker
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • SD-card, Bluetooth, IrDA
  • LiIon, 8 hours
  • 113×71×13 mm
  • 130 g

Documents

January 2005

A very slim PDA which Hans enjoyed.

Unfortunately, in the end of August, after just 6 months, he drops the unit in a stone stairway from the third floor. The electronics survives (the synchonization works) but the display is broken.

Bought from Expansys for SEK 2178.

Good

  • xx.
  • xx.

Bad

  • xxx.
  • xxx.
Compaq Ipaq 3870
Compaq Ipaq 3870

Image courtesy: Compaq

Technical data

  • Intel StrongARM, 206 MHz
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 32 MB ROM
  • OS: Pocket PC 2000
  • Display TFT 320×240, 64' colors
  • Mikrofon, högtalare
  • Pocket PC 2002
  • SD-card, IR
  • 133×80×16 mm
  • 186 g

Documents

May 2002

Hans drops the unit into the floor several times without problem, but just before Christmas 2004 it refuses to start and to charge.

Good

  • xx.
  • xx.

Bad

  • xxx.
  • xxx.
Palm Vx
Palm Vx

Image courtesy:

Technical data

  • Motorola 68EZ328, 16 MHz
  • 8 MB RAM
  • ? MB ROM
  • OS: Palm OS 3.3
  • Display LCD 160x160, grayscale
  • IR, serial port
  • LiIon, 170 hours
  • 119x81x10 mm
  • 113 g
  • Release date: 1999 October

March 2000

Hans first PDA is used for personal planning and taking notes. It is also used in his work for remote connection to computers via his Ericsson mobile telephone [ html Mobile telephones ].

Hans drops the unit into the floor several times without problem, but in 2001 the front glass is brakes into pieces. After repair in the US, costing 100 USD it is OK again but later the display becames unreliable. The unit has to be physically "kicked" to switch-on the display...

Good

  • Xxxxxx
  • Xxxxxx

Bad

  • Xxxxxx
  • Xxxxxx