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Which Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Pocket PC PDA is for you?
Last updated Jan. 2005

Our comparison matrix shows you key features at a glance that can help you pick out the Pocket PC which meets your needs and budget. The list is alphabetical by manufacturer. You can click on the model name to read our in-depth review.

Note that Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PCs are still on the market too. They are largely the same but don't come with the ability to switch between portrait and landscape orientations, nor do they have native VGA resolution support. You can read our 2003 comparison here.

Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition Models are BELOW.

Pocket PC PDA Comparison Matrix

Pocket PC Processor Memory
Expansion Slots
SDIO?
Replaceable battery?
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price $US
Picture & Amazon Price
ASUS A730 (VGA display) 520MHz Intel XScale 64 megs RAM(45 available), 64 megs flash ROM (19 available)
CF & SD
yes
yes
1100 mA
1.3MP
4.47 x 2.78 x .53 in. Weight: 4.67 oz.
Bluetooth
$499
ASUS A730W (VGA display) 520MHz Intel XScale 128 megs RAM(107 available), 64 megs flash ROM (19 available)
CF & SD
yes
yes
1100 mA
1.3MP
4.47 x 2.78 x .53 in. Weight: 4.67 oz.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$569
A730
Dell Axim X30 (three models available) 312MHz
312MHz
624MHz
32 megs of RAM on basic model. 64 megs RAM on top two with 64 megs flash ROM (30 available)
SD
yes
yes
950 mA
none
4.6' x 3" x .6" (not including antenna). Weight: 4.7 oz. (non-wireless model), 4.9 ounces for wireless models.
None on basic model, mid and top level models have both Bluetooth and WiFi
$199
$249
$349
X30
Pocket PC Processor Memory
Expansion Slots
SDIO?
Replaceable battery?
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price
Picture & Amazon Price
Dell Axim X50 (two models available) 416 MHz
520 MHz
64 megs RAM and 64 megs flash ROM on basic model, 64 megs RAM and 128 megs flash ROM on high model
CF & SD
yes
yes
1100 mA
none
4.7 x 2.9 x .7 in. Weight: 5.9 oz. Bluetooth on both models, WiFi too on high model $299
$399
Dell Axim X50
Dell Axim X50v (VGA display) 624MHz 64 megs RAM (61 available), 128 megs flash ROM with 91 available)
CF & SD
yes

yes
1100 mA

none
4.7 x 2.9 x .7 in. Weight: 6.2 oz.
WiFi and Bluetooth
$499
Dell Axim X50v
Garmin iQue M5 (has GPS) 400MHz 64 megs RAM (63 available), 64 megs flash ROM (15 available)
SD
yes
yes
1250 mA
none
5 x 2.8 x .8 in. 5.9 oz.
Bluetooth
$750
HP iPAQ rz1715 203 MHz Samsung

64 megs RAM (55.79 available)

25 megs of NAND Flash RAM also available

SD
yes
no
1000 mA
none
4.48 x 2.75 x .53 in. Weight: 4.23 oz
none
$279
Pocket PC Processor Memory
Expansion Slots
SDIO?
Replaceable battery?
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price
Picture & Amazon Price
HP iPAQ rx3115 300 MHz Samsung 64 megs RAM (56 avail)
SD
yes
yes
920 mA
none
4.5 x 2.8 x 0.64 in . Weight: 5.1 oz.
WiFi and Bluetooth
$349
HP iPAQ rx3715 400 MHz Samsung 64 megs RAM(56 avail). 128 megs flash ROM with 96 available
SD
yes
yes
1440 mA
1.2MP
4.5 x 2.8 x 0.64 in . Weight: 5.6 oz.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$499
HP iPAQ hx4705 (VGA display) 624MHz Intel XScale 64 megs RAM (55 avail), 128 megs flash ROM (80 available)
SD & CF
yes
yes
1800 mA
none
5.17 x 3.03 x .59 inches. Weight: 6.6 oz
Bluetooth and WiFi
$649
Pocket PC Processor
Memory
Expansion Slots
SDIO?
Replaceable battery?
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price $US
Picture & Amazon Price

 

Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition Models
(all have SD slots, no CF slot and GPRS class 10 for data on GSM models)

Pocket PC Phone OS
Processor
Memory
GSM or CDMA?
Thumb
Keyboard?
SDIO?
Replaceable battery?
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Carrier
Est. Price $US
Screen Size

Audiovox PPC-6601 and PPC-6600

(HTC Blue Angel CDMA variant)

2003SE
400 MHz Intel XScale
64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM.
CDMA. 1xRTT and EVDO for data.
yes
yes
yes
1490 mAh
VGA camera on PPC-6000. No camera on 6601.
Large.
4.9 x 2.75 x .74 in. Weight: 7.35 ounces.
Bluetooth
Sprint
$629 with contract
3.5"

E-TEN M500

2003SE
400 MHz Samsung
64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM
GSM Quad band
no
yes
yes
1440 mAh
yes, 1.3 MP
Compact.
Bluetooth
Unlocked for use w/ any GSM carrier.
Import model. ~ $579
2.8"
HP iPAQ 6315
2003
168 MHz Ti
64 meg RAM, 32 meg flash ROM
GSM quad band
yes (removable)
yes
yes
1000 mAh
yes
VGA
Mid-size.
4.47 x 2.78 x .53 inches. Weight: 4.67 oz.
WiFi and Blueotth
T-Mobile, Cingular.
$499 with contract
3.5"
HP iPAQ 6515 (has GPS) 2003SE
312 MHz Intel XScale
64 megs RAM, 64 megs flash ROM
GSM quad band, EDGE for data.
yes
yes

yes

1100 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
Mid-size.
4.65 x 2.8 x .71 inches. Weight: 5.8 oz.
Bluetooth 1.2
Cingular
$499 with contract
3" (240 x 240 square resolution)
i-Mate JAM (XDA II mini, MDA Compact)
2003SE
416 MHz Intel XScale
64 megs RAM, 64 megs flash ROM
Two GSM triband versions avail: 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900
no
yes
yes
1200 mAh
yes, 1.3 MP
Compact.
4.25 x 2.28 x .71 inches. Weight: 5.29 oz.
Bluetooth
Unlocked for use w/ any GSM carrier.
Import model. ~ $610
2.8"

Samsung i730

2003SE
520 MHz XScale
64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM
CDMA. 1xRTT and EVDO for data.
yes
yes

yes

Both 1100 mAh and 1700 mAh batteries included

no
Compact.
4.53 x 2.28 x 0.94 inches. Weight: 6.34 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
Verizon
$499 with 2 yr. contract
2.8"

Siemens SX66

(HTC Blue Angel, aka i-mate PDA2K, MDA III and XDA IIs)

2003SE
400 MHz XScale
128 megs RAM, 64 megs ROM
Quad band
yes
yes
yes
1490 mAh
no. VGA camera avail. on the i-mate PDA2K and XDA IIs import variant.
Large.
4.9 x 2.75 x .74 inches. Weight: 7.4 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
Cingular
$549 with contract, $649 without.
3.5"
Pocket PC Phone OS
Processor
Memory
GSM or CDMA?
Thumb
Keyboard?
SDIO?
Replaceable battery?
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Carrier
Est. Price $US
Screen Size

 

 

 

 

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