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

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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.
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  • didn't they use all the ARM processors for like raspberry pi's and stuff?

    Michael CaballeroMichael CaballeroGün önce
  • Why not try tethering your phone?

    Alexander TAlexander T2 gün önce
  • Technology will make us all poor.

    Chuck TaylorChuck Taylor7 gün önce
  • Meet David at park, to buy drugs

    Mike Pagniello RenfreyMike Pagniello Renfrey23 gün önce
  • Nostalgia

    ArturArtur28 gün önce
  • If you had old tech gadget in your attic charge it at least twice a month. Don't let them self discharged. i still keep running condition my old motorola A-6188, sony ericsson P990 and sony vaio VGN-UX380.

    Kapil SadaruvanKapil Sadaruvan2 aylar önce
  • That awful fucking thing is literally a year older than the original iPhone, so it’s not hard to see why Apple swooped in to destroy that market. Samsung wouldn’t be shit today if they hadn’t successfully copied Apple’s designs, and Google hadn’t ripped off Oracle to build the Android OS Thad copies Apple’s software functionality. RIP Steve Jobs, he saved us from this nonsense, and his contribution to society won’t be forgotten.

    KernelpickleKernelpickle2 aylar önce
  • Gosh. You've reminded me my fathers Toshiba e330. Back then in poland having something like that could be compared to space travels. :D

    Cezary PielasaCezary Pielasa2 aylar önce
  • This took me back to my Dell Axim I had in middle school.

    Auburnfan2008Auburnfan20082 aylar önce
  • Believe or not, most not supported media is just because it is software rendered. Back then hardware rendering was like ONE specific codec at a specific bitrate and resolution. And those softwares just do software rendering (pretty well actually for a 500 like mhz arm cpu) at the cost of draining your battery really fast!

    Artur Paiva de SeixasArtur Paiva de Seixas2 aylar önce
  • I used to have a Palm m100 pda I used in the very beginning of the 2000s. Plain black LED screen. Complimented my Nokia brick phone nicely. I couldnt get the sync cable to work with the laptop we had at the time but it had IR, so I used to sync it that way. I actually had a pretty cool space trader game on it that I played at school quite a bit.

    Cade JohnsonCade Johnson2 aylar önce
  • This video just goes to show how ungrateful most people are about modern technology.

    RadicalxEdwardRadicalxEdward2 aylar önce
  • I remember when these were a thing. Sure didn’t take long for phones to take over as both a pc and a phone

    ZB classic vehiclesZB classic vehicles2 aylar önce
  • 13:47 no, you’re the one who takes everything for granted

    Carlos LCarlos L2 aylar önce
  • I had a Pocket PC

    זכריה Zach Fenton פנטוןזכריה Zach Fenton פנטון2 aylar önce
  • X-COM was on WinMo. It also supported VNC, so you could VNC into your phone from your desktop.

    Colin KnappColin Knapp2 aylar önce
  • 64GB of ram im not sure about that

    Riley GaryRiley Gary2 aylar önce
  • This video reminds me of my very useful HTC TyTN 2 that was cool like 12 years ago...

    Joseph RodriguezJoseph Rodriguez2 aylar önce
  • Setup your palm to your cell phone's hotspot

    Chris PowersChris Powers2 aylar önce
  • “Start menu is on the top left hahaha” Me look at my desktop - shots fired dude. I do it because it just feels better when the menu drops down rather than shoots up. I know the default is at the bottom but once I changed it it feels so much more natural.

    Thomas WhitlatchThomas Whitlatch2 aylar önce
  • Try building a gaming pc in it

    GDawgGDawg2 aylar önce
  • I miss windows mobile. Man, I need to get a surface.

    Mark MakerMark Maker2 aylar önce
  • i still have my pocket pc its a dell axim x5 i managed to overclock it to 700 mgz still a good device

    Chance MurphyChance Murphy2 aylar önce
  • PDA: Get outta here, STALKER.

    Paya ChinglishPaya Chinglish2 aylar önce
  • Can it run Crysis?

    Matheus DiasMatheus Dias2 aylar önce

    summersummer2 aylar önce
  • Am I literally the only one who thinks Linus is gay? I'm not being mean either. Every time I watch him in a video my gaydar buries the needle.

    Andrew SpiceAndrew Spice2 aylar önce
    • @Zach B Ha! Good point.

      Andrew SpiceAndrew Spice2 aylar önce
    • Nah just Canadian

      Zach BZach B2 aylar önce
  • Good on him for deleting all the naughty videos and images.

    A BA B2 aylar önce
  • Only fucking subscriber's

    a ricea rice2 aylar önce
  • After watching this I realized how common touch screen have become these days I mean at that time seeing a touch screen at ATM machine was like magic

    abdullah abdulazizabdullah abdulaziz2 aylar önce
  • i had few of these before and i would argue with your statement about the amount of games. There were enough of them. I still remember some: the cloth shop sim, a variation of pong, collection of office themed pc classic, and worms armageddon!

    do0mykdo0myk2 aylar önce
  • 2:33 i see, u are the man of 3gp culture as well

    Amberly ScarfAmberly Scarf2 aylar önce
  • I really enjoyed instant messaging on AIM with my pocket pc using the compact flash wifi card.

    Anthony LipkeAnthony Lipke2 aylar önce
  • Did you mean bottom-left? (Start menu)

    Surya SureshSurya Suresh2 aylar önce
  • my overclocked Casiopeia em505f still works. and it will be a perfect retro gaming item in actual collection, nice

    François FritZFrançois FritZ2 aylar önce
  • I had a Palm, what a time it was

    Goat LuckerGoat Lucker2 aylar önce
  • oh god do not say pocket pc out loud

    Alan KhaliliAlan Khalili2 aylar önce
  • wait...? from when start button was in bottom RIGHT corner!?!?

    Michał BąkMichał Bąk3 aylar önce
  • Still have my Palm Treo with the actually amazing keyboard built in (before touch keyboards). It still works but the charger somehow got corroded and now I can't charge it. Had the Windows CE or 3.? on it. Loved that phone.

    Jason SmithJason Smith3 aylar önce
  • is it sad my company still uses scanner devices that run on windows mobile? Stylus and all.

    TJ STJ S3 aylar önce
  • hp everywhere

    Emad Al-KharusiEmad Al-Kharusi3 aylar önce
  • Are we gonna ignore that Pocket PC is eerily close to pocket pussy or is the joke just so obvious that no one is bringing it up

    Liam MurphyLiam Murphy3 aylar önce
  • My first "smart" phone had Windows Mobile 6.1, got it in early 2009, shat all over my friends iPhone 3G but the only games were Windows cack like Solitaire and Mahjong and I could only really install Java games haha.. decent though 480*800 resolution which was great at the time, and Microsoft office for doing my college work on the bus. HTC Touch HD, absolute beast. Came with an HTC branded suede sock to put it in for the businessman with style.

    leatherworkstationleatherworkstation3 aylar önce
  • i used to have a HP IPAQ with Windows Mobile 2003 on it. I actually really liked Win Mobile 2003, but hated 5 and 6. Wouldn't mind trying to get ahold of one again but yeah... i'd be shit out of luck for replacement cables and stuff. I used to play Bubble Breaker a ton too.

    Miyako ProductionsMiyako Productions3 aylar önce
  • The ad is free till my birthday

    Zachary ZandZachary Zand3 aylar önce
  • those shelves are sweet. was that a DIY project?

    Timothy JohnsonTimothy Johnson3 aylar önce
  • Couldn't you have started a Hotspot from your phone? 😊

    Jakob Verner EdvardsenJakob Verner Edvardsen3 aylar önce
  • 13:39 What Linus says is so so true. We do take tech for granted nowadays. He looks so proud about how far we have come.

    Navneeth LalNavneeth Lal3 aylar önce
  • Am I the only one who noticed that the thumbnail is a lie? This device doesn't run WM 6.5, lol.

    awesomeferretawesomeferret3 aylar önce
  • My last archaic phone after the N-Gage QD & b4 the iPhone craze leading to my now loved note 9 was an HTC TyTn II (Kaiser) with the best feeling sliding keyboard i ever experienced at the time running Windows Mobile, I loved that thing so much through my uni years i used to flash ROMS on a weekly basis enjoying everything the XDA Developers community had to offer to this day on android. had like 70 games on that thing which were abundant by then. Good times

    TP015657TP0156573 aylar önce
  • I had one of these! Awesome memories 😂👍🏻

    Thomas ZimmermannThomas Zimmermann3 aylar önce
  • Nice Pocket Pu.....PC.

    Cloud ConnectedCloud Connected3 aylar önce
  • A pocket PC was my first smart phone. Man...

    Matthew BurlageMatthew Burlage4 aylar önce
  • Back in the day, when smartphone or PDA were made to actually get shit done instead of uploading another Instagram filtered selfie. *But Linus, can it run Crysis?!*

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renje4 aylar önce
  • I just found my palm pilot! I turned it on and it started smoking after a few minutes then the battery bursted into flames

    KramezKramez4 aylar önce
  • Vaginal cream is just a bad pair of words... hahaha

    Batzu BluBatzu Blu4 aylar önce
  • Palm pilots used to entertain me greatly as a kid

    Ambrose DelgadoAmbrose Delgado4 aylar önce
  • Aaannnddd win phone fucked up

    jojo gonjalvesjojo gonjalves4 aylar önce
  • why dont they just reshoot a scene if say linus makes a mistake or says something wrong?

    Luca LangLuca Lang4 aylar önce
    • Why tho? Humans make mistakes why spend more time it's better and feels more real with slight mistakes or stutters

      iTs_RillosiTs_Rillos4 aylar önce
  • -10 points for the camera man not getting into that shit. wanted to see it up close

    EpicBuntyEpicBunty4 aylar önce
  • 9:29 is that what I think it is? What's that video say?..Red...Hot? Oh Linus you sweet sugarplum :3

    Xena RiftXena Rift4 aylar önce
  • I had one the HP PDA’s back in 2005 and managed to get an snes emulator on it. I played Chrono trigger all the way through and mega man on it without too many problems. Had no WiFi though, so I had to plug into a pc and tether internet to it. Great device for the time.

    Aznhiga13Aznhiga134 aylar önce
  • Loved my pocket PC. It was a massive upgrade from the Psion but had the same problem of it losing all its data once the battery went.

    Jason HearneJason Hearne4 aylar önce
  • My first smart phone never got the WM 6.5 upgrade and it pissed me off lol. I can definitely say these things were already uncool in 2006 :P

    55shfiftyfive5555shfiftyfive554 aylar önce
  • I remember having a Dell Axim. I used it to transfer between my SD card and my CF because my routers used CF and my laptop strangely had an SD port.

    Mark RoundsMark Rounds4 aylar önce
  • Reminds me of my Vox phone, which I still have. Relics of the past, I love antique tech

    Mark HardyMark Hardy4 aylar önce
  • take it apart and build a pc out of it, install windows, etc...

    Omar MahmoudOmar Mahmoud4 aylar önce
  • It would be cool if you did more older tech videos like these.

    JoooshJooosh4 aylar önce
  • You know if you sit down and point a camera at the devices screen we could actually have a chance at seeing what you're doing

    Blind 4991Blind 49914 aylar önce
  • I have my iPaq5555 around still. Had an external GPS for it and used it in Iraq in 2003. Some of the games on it were a lot of fun. Now I might have to dig it out in order to play some of those games again.

    JacobBe5JacobBe54 aylar önce
The "Pocket PC" I've had in my attic for 13 years