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Which Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC PDA or PDA Phone is for you?
Last updated Jan. 2006

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. A few models are still current yet run the older Windows Mobile 2003SE, which we've noted under the product name. If you're interested in older 2003SE models, view our 2003SE comparison page here. You can click on the model name to read our in-depth review.

Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition Models and those with integrated GPS are BELOW.

All have user replaceable Lithium Ion batteries and SD slots that support SDIO and do not have cameras unless otherwise noted.

Pocket PC Processor & Memory
Expansion Slots
Battery Capacity
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price $US
Picture & Amazon Price

Dell Axim X51 (two models available)

 

416 MHz
520 MHz

64 megs RAM and 128 megs flash ROM

CF & SD
1100 mA
5.9 x 2.9 x .7 in. Weight: 5.9 oz.
Bluetooth on both models, WiFi too on 520 MHz model
$299
$399
Dell Axim X51

Dell Axim X51v (VGA)

 

624MHz

64 megs RAM and 256 megs flash ROM

SD
1100 mA
5.9 x 2.9 x .7 in. Weight: 6.2 oz.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$499
Dell Axim X51v
Pocket PC
Processor
Expansion Slots
Replaceable battery?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price
Picture & Amazon Price

HP iPAQ rx1950 (rx1955)

 

300 MHz Samsung

 

SD
yes
1100 mA
4.47 x 2.78 x .50 in. Weight: 4.41 oz
WiFi
$299

HP iPAQ hx2490 (hx2495)

 

 

520 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

 

SD and CF
1440 mA
4.71 x 3.01 x .65 inches. Weight: 5.8 oz.
WiFi and Bluetooth
$399
Pocket PC
Processor
Expansion Slots
Replaceable battery?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price
Picture & Amazon Price

HP iPAQ hx2790 (hx2795) Faster version of the 2490 above, with added biometric fingerprint scanner

 

 

624 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM, 192 megs flash ROM

SD and CF
1440 mA
4.71 x 3.01 x .65 inches. Weight: 5.8 oz.
WiFi and Bluetooth
$499
Pocket PC
Processor
Expansion Slots
Replaceable battery?
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price $US
Picture & Amazon Price

 

Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PCs with Integrated GPS (phone Edition models are below)

Pocket PC
GPS
Processor & Memory
Expansion Slots and Battery Capacity
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price $US
Picture & Amazon Price

ASUS A636

 

 

SiRF Star III chipset GPS. flip-out antenna.

Destinator maping software

416 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM,128 megs flash ROM.

SD

1300 mA (user replaceable)

4.8 x 2.88 x .74 in. Weight: 6.56 oz.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$599
Garmin iQue M3 (2003SE NOT WM5)

12 channel, WAAS. Flip-up antenna.

MapSource City Select US

312 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM and 32 megs flash ROM

SD

1250 mA (not user replaceable)

5 x 2.8 x .8 in. Weight: 5.9 oz.
none
$499
Pocket PC
GPS
Processor & Memory
Expansion Slots and Battery
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price $US
Picture & Amazon Price

Garmin iQue M5 (2003SE NOT WM5)

 

12 channel, WAAS. Flip-up antenna.

MapSource City Select US

400 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM (63 available), 64 megs flash ROM (15 available)

SD

1250 mA (user replaceable)

5 x 2.8 x .8 in. 5.9 oz.
Bluetooth
$750

HP iPAQ rx5915

 

SiRF III GPS, internal antenna. TomTom software and Tele Atlas maps of the US pre-installed.

400 MHz Samsung

64 megs RAM, 2 gigs flash ROM (437 avail)

SD

1700 mA (user replaceable)

4.74 x 3.0 x .65 inches. Weight: 5.99 oz.
Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11b/g
$599
HP iPAQ hw6515 is also a phone and is listed in the table below

Internal antenna GPS.

No mapping software included with US version

 
HP iPAQ hw6915 / hw6925/ hw6945 is also a phone and is listed in the table below

Internal antenna GPS.

No mapping software included with US version

Pocket PC
Processor
Expansion Slots and Battery
Size
Built-in Networking?
List Price
Picture & Amazon Price

 

 

Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition Models (WM5 unless noted)
(all have SD slots, no CF slot and user replacable Lithium Ion batteries)

Pocket PC Phone
Processor & Memory
GSM or CDMA? Carrier
Expansion Slot and Battery capacity
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Est. Price $US

Audiovox PPC-6700 (Sprint)

(HTC Apache) Has thumb keyboard

400 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM.

CDMA. 1xRTT and EVDO for data.

Sprint

Mini SD

1350 mAh

Yes, 1.3MP

4.3 x 2.3 x 1 inches. Weight: 6.07 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$449 with contract, $629 without.
Cingular 8525 (HTC TyTN)
HTC Hermes variants with keyboard and 3G

400 MHz Samsung

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM.

GSM quadband 850/900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA 3G for data

Cingular (8525) and unlocked (TyTN)

MicroSD

1350 mAh

Yes, 2MP
4.4 x 2.28 x 0.86 inches. Weight: 6.2 oz.
Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi 802.11b/g
$399 with contract from Cingular. Approx. $700 unlocked for TyTN

Cingular 8125
(HTC Wizard variant) Has thumb keyboard

195 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP850

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM quadband 850/900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE for data

Cingular

Mini SD

1250 mAh

Yes, 1.3MP (camera-less version avialable)
4.25 x 2.23 x .93 inches. Weight: 5.3 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$349 with contract, $449 without.
E-TEN G500 (has GPS)

400 MHz Samsung

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM Quad band, GPRS for data

Unlocked for use w/ any GSM carrier.

Mini SD

1440 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.68" x 2.44" x 0.90". Weight: 6.74 ounces.
Bluetooth
Import model. ~ $560
Pocket PC Phone
Processor
GSM or CDMA? Carrier?
Expansion Slot and Battery Capacity
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Est. Price $US

E-TEN M600

400 MHz Samsung

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM Quad band, GPRS for data

Unlocked for use w/ any GSM carrier.

SD

1440 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.4 x 2.39 x 0.68 inches. Weight: 5.8 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
Import model. ~ $500

HP iPAQ 6515

2003SE NOT WM5. Has thumb keyboard

 

312 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM, 64 megs flash ROM

GSM quad band, EDGE for data.

Cingular

SD and Mini SD

1100 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP (camera-less version available)
4.65 x 2.8 x .71 inches. Weight: 5.8 ounces.
Bluetooth 1.2
$499 with contract

HP iPAQ 6925, 6945, 6915

Windows Mobile 5.0. Has thumb keyboard

 

 

416 MHz Intel XScale

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM quad band, EDGE for data.

Cingular (hw6925) and Unlocked version direct from HP (hw6945)

SD and Mini SD

1100 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP (camera-less version available: hw6920, hw6940)
4.65 x 2.8 x .71 inches. Weight: 6.3 ounces.
Bluetooth 1.2
$359 with contract
Pocket PC Phone
Processor
GSM or CDMA? Carrier?
Expansion Slot and Battery Capacity
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Est. Price $US
i-mate JAMin

195 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP850

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM quadband 850/900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE for data

Unlocked for use w/ any GSM carrier.

SD

1200 mAh

yes, 2 MP
4.25 x 2.28 x 0.72 inches. Weight: 5.29 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
Import model. ~ $600

i-Mate K-JAM (HTC Wizard) Has thumb keyboard

 

195 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP850

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM quadband 850/900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE for data.

Unlocked for use w/ any GSM carrier.

Mini SD

1250 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.25 x 2.28 x .94 inches. Weight: 5.29 oz.
Bluetooth
Import model. ~ $650

Palm Treo 700w Has thumb keyboard

 

312 MHz XScale

32 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

CDMA. 1xRTT and EVDO for data.

Verizon

SD

1800 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.4 x 2.3 x 0.90 inches. Weight: 6.4 ounces.
Bluetooth
$499 with 2 yr. contract

Palm Treo 700wx Has thumb keyboard

 

312 MHz XScale

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

CDMA. 1xRTT and EVDO for data.

Sprint

SD

1800 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.4 x 2.3 x 0.90 inches. Weight: 6.4 ounces.
Bluetooth
$499 with 2 yr. contract
Pocket PC Phone
Processor
GSM or CDMA? Carrier?
Expansion Slot and Battery Capacity
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Est. Price $US

Samsung i730
2003SE NOT WM5. Has thumb keyboard

520 MHz XScale

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

 

CDMA. 1xRTT and EVDO for data.

Verizon

SD

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
$499 with 2 yr. contract
T-Mobile MDA
(HTC Wizard) Has thumb keyboard

195 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP850

64 megs RAM, 128 megs flash ROM

GSM quadband 850/900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE for data

T-Mobile

Mini SD

1250 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.25 x 2.28 x .94 inches. Weight: 5.64 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$399 with contract

UT Starcom / Verizon XV6700

(HTC Apache) Has thumb keyboard

400 MHz XScale

128 megs RAM, 64 megs ROM

Dual band digital

Verizon

Mini SD

1350 mAh

yes, 1.3 MP
4.3 x 2.3 x 1.0 inches. Weight: 6.6 ounces.
Bluetooth and WiFi
$399 contract, $519 without.
Pocket PC Phone
Processor
GSM or CDMA? Carrier?
Expansion Slot and Battery Capacity
Camera?
Size
Built-in Networking?
Est. Price $US

 

 

 

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