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

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15 ส.ค. 2019






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mikeo111 2 วันที่ผ่านมา
Had the same one and I love it
shutseal7206 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
64 GB of ram on a Pocket PC. How could this happen to me?
eveningswan 5 วันที่ผ่านมา
sand wars? i dont like sand
Doug Clement
Doug Clement 9 วันที่ผ่านมา
I had one of these...I figured out how to run Genesis and Super NES games on it!
Arda6000 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
Hey is the iPaq rare or worth it i found it for 20$ pls
wenona landis
wenona landis 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
"3:23" Whenever anyone want somthing simply consider using *ejio.jall.uno* this in particular was better than the rest 💳
misti hunter
misti hunter 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
"2:33" When someone wish somthing only use *mji.jall.uno* It is fascinating on all devices! axx සෑම කෙනෙකුටම පරිපූර්ණ ක්රමය
kdawg3484 13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Windows Mobile was awesome. It was just like little Windows. Eminently customizable and malleable. The genuises over at XDA Developers did incredible things with it. You downloaded and ran programs just like any normal Windows OS. My first smartphone was an HTC Touch Pro 2. It ran Windows Mobile. I loved it. It also had the best damn physical keyboard a phone probably ever had, but that's a different tale. It could do all sorts of things no Android or iPhone could do at the time. It also had a resistive screen like your PDA, and there are still advantages to resistive screens to this day over capacitive ones. Anyway, I wanted to stay with Windows for my next smartphone after the TP2. But no. Microsoft completely killed off Windows Mobile and introduced Windows Phone 7 which was a dumb and egregious attempt to copy the iOS model of locking everything down. Of course, it was a miserable failure. I went over to Android and got a Note 2 and haven't looked back. But I still miss Windows Mobile. It was so completely open. No rooting or jailbreaking or anything like that required. It was a robust, seasoned mobile OS when the iPhone was in diapers. It wasn't pretty like iOS, but if MS hadn't been as dumb as rocks, it could have maintained WM's already incredible functionality, put some makeup on it, and maybe been a real competitor to Android. Instead, MS did MS things.
Kayla Mitchell
Kayla Mitchell 26 วันที่ผ่านมา
4:10: nowadays you can go into pretty much any house and be sure they will have an apple lightning charger (like almost everyone has one even if they don’t have an iPhone)
akbar Jan
akbar Jan หลายเดือนก่อน
I'm missing my good old days with my palm OS and Dell axim PDAs, I loved those things and still do
Daria Morgendoffer
Daria Morgendoffer หลายเดือนก่อน
He reminds me Tucker from Danny Phantom, that is the reason why I'm watching it)(also I love tech and old things)
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
14:49 Do they have a .CAB file I can use to install in Pocket PC? lol
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
Oh you forgot to mention, back then no apps stores...
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
13:23 ActiveSync was replaced with Windows Mobile Device Center in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Wonder if still works on Win 8/10. Wow makes me realize how old Windows 7 is since Windows Mobile was still a thing.
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
11:50 Before NCIX?
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
11:28 Ripping the battery formats it, hold power button and you get a notification asking to shut down
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
At least on iPAQ
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
10:49 Age of Empires Looks exactly like the PC Version (Landscape). Sim City was portrait and what was cool was the file format for saved games/cities is compatible with the PC/Mac versions (In Mac just export to PC format), though I've never done it. My first phone was HTC Touch Diamond because it could run all the apps I already had for iPAQ. When I heard there was PDA phones back then I knew I had to have one. Sucks Windows Phone wasn't compatible with Pocket PC/Windows Mobile and died off, but long live Android!!!
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
8:04 TCPMP The Core Pocket Media Player. Although they have a desktop version, it's required to play videos recorded on my HTC Touch Diamond because VLC won't due to patents (unless you recompile???, I thought VLC would play anything patented)...
MPG187 หลายเดือนก่อน
My iPAQs are broken :(
RANOM TECH หลายเดือนก่อน
I found one of these but it’s in Spanish. Can we change the language on these things?
SkinnerValt หลายเดือนก่อน
My Compaq pocket pc hasn't been charged in 12 years because of the charger problem
Josiah .j
Josiah .j 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Shon Babu
Shon Babu 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Dude show the phone properly rather than showing yourself in the video
Mudassar Ali *maddyboi*
Mudassar Ali *maddyboi* 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
My dad used to two of these smart computers form hp and the both of them came with a foldable keyboard which connected through the charging port and many other accessories
I Don't Know What I'm Doing Here
I Don't Know What I'm Doing Here 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
I wish pocket PC's we're still a thing lol.
Michael Evans
Michael Evans 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Can you put Linux on it ?
Kirk Kleinsasser
Kirk Kleinsasser 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
A windows tablet from ten years ago is still more customizable than iOS. 😁
Yuvan Neko
Yuvan Neko 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
I know it's late but you can connect your laptop/mobile/desktop computer to your secure WiFi and turn on the hotspot on it and connect your pocket PC to it.
Compuholic Anonymous
Compuholic Anonymous 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
HA! My Palm Tungsten T PDA was bought in 2003.
Paul Luce
Paul Luce 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Next Video: Water Cooling The Palm Pilot...
Trance88 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
Pocket PC's are awesome devices. Back in 2006-07, My mom had a bar code scanner from her work that ran the same windows mobile operating system and it actually used 2G data. I was actually able to get online and listen to streaming radio with it, which was quite amazing at the time. It was my first experience with a mobile internet device.
girlstorm09 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
i remember it being like 2005 and i was 15. some lucky kid on my bus had some sort of Ipaq or Palm Pilot and i was in awe! my first question was "can you get on AIM anywhere you go?!?!" (now i assume he meant anywhere there was wifi) its was a rare and awesome thing to see someone with one of these. now everyone and their grandma has the modern version of these devices!(the smartphone)
Dragon Systems
Dragon Systems 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
This is actually an advanced device that was released toward the end of the lifecycle of this type of product
Frank John
Frank John 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
The Core media player was like VLC to my Palm TX
Michael Caballero
Michael Caballero 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
didn't they use all the ARM processors for like raspberry pi's and stuff?
Alexander T
Alexander T 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
Why not try tethering your phone?
Chuck Taylor
Chuck Taylor 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
Technology will make us all poor.
Mike Pagniello Renfrey
Mike Pagniello Renfrey 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
Meet David at park, to buy drugs
Artur 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
Kapil Sadaruvan
Kapil Sadaruvan 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
Kernelpickle 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
Cezary Pielasa
Cezary Pielasa 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
Gosh. You've reminded me my fathers Toshiba e330. Back then in poland having something like that could be compared to space travels. :D
Auburnfan2008 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
This took me back to my Dell Axim I had in middle school.
Artur Paiva de Seixas
Artur Paiva de Seixas 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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!
Cade Johnson
Cade Johnson 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
RadicalxEdward 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
This video just goes to show how ungrateful most people are about modern technology.
ZB classic vehicles
ZB classic vehicles 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
I remember when these were a thing. Sure didn’t take long for phones to take over as both a pc and a phone
Carlos L
Carlos L 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
13:47 no, you’re the one who takes everything for granted
זכריה Zach Fenton פנטון
זכריה Zach Fenton פנטון 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
I had a Pocket PC
Colin Knapp
Colin Knapp 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
X-COM was on WinMo. It also supported VNC, so you could VNC into your phone from your desktop.
Riley Gary
Riley Gary 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
64GB of ram im not sure about that
Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
This video reminds me of my very useful HTC TyTN 2 that was cool like 12 years ago...
C Powers
C Powers 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Setup your palm to your cell phone's hotspot
Thomas Whitlatch
Thomas Whitlatch 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
“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.
GDawg 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Try building a gaming pc in it
Mark Maker
Mark Maker 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
I miss windows mobile. Man, I need to get a surface.
Chance Murphy
Chance Murphy 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
i still have my pocket pc its a dell axim x5 i managed to overclock it to 700 mgz still a good device
Paya Chinglish
Paya Chinglish 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
PDA: Get outta here, STALKER.
Matheus Dias
Matheus Dias 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Can it run Crysis?
summer 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Andrew Spice
Andrew Spice 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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 Spice
Andrew Spice 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
@Zach B Ha! Good point.
Zach B
Zach B 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Nah just Canadian
A B 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Good on him for deleting all the naughty videos and images.
Aaron rice
Aaron rice 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Only fucking subscriber's
abdullah abdulaziz
abdullah abdulaziz 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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
do0myk 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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!
Amberly Scarf
Amberly Scarf 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
2:33 i see, u are the man of 3gp culture as well
Anthony Lipke
Anthony Lipke 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
I really enjoyed instant messaging on AIM with my pocket pc using the compact flash wifi card.
Surya Suresh
Surya Suresh 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
Did you mean bottom-left? (Start menu)
François FritZ
François FritZ 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
my overclocked Casiopeia em505f still works. and it will be a perfect retro gaming item in actual collection, nice
Goat Lucker
Goat Lucker 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
I had a Palm, what a time it was
Michał Bąk
Michał Bąk 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
wait...? from when start button was in bottom RIGHT corner!?!?
Jason Smith
Jason Smith 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
TJ S 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
is it sad my company still uses scanner devices that run on windows mobile? Stylus and all.
Emad Al-Kharusi
Emad Al-Kharusi 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
hp everywhere
Liam Murphy
Liam Murphy 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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
leatherworkstation 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
Miyako Productions
Miyako Productions 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
Zachary Zand
Zachary Zand 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
The ad is free till my birthday
Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
those shelves are sweet. was that a DIY project?
Jakob Verner Edvardsen
Jakob Verner Edvardsen 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Couldn't you have started a Hotspot from your phone? 😊
Navneeth Lal
Navneeth Lal 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
awesomeferret 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Am I the only one who noticed that the thumbnail is a lie? This device doesn't run WM 6.5, lol.
TP015657 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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
Thomas Zimmermann
Thomas Zimmermann 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
I had one of these! Awesome memories 😂👍🏻
Cloud Connected
Cloud Connected 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Nice Pocket Pu.....PC.
Matthew Burlage
Matthew Burlage 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
A pocket PC was my first smart phone. Man...
Edgar Renje
Edgar Renje 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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?!*
Jordan 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
I just found my palm pilot! I turned it on and it started smoking after a few minutes then the battery bursted into flames
Batzu Blu
Batzu Blu 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Vaginal cream is just a bad pair of words... hahaha
Ambrose Delgado
Ambrose Delgado 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Palm pilots used to entertain me greatly as a kid
jojo gonjalves
jojo gonjalves 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Aaannnddd win phone fucked up
Cardigan 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
why dont they just reshoot a scene if say linus makes a mistake or says something wrong?
iTs_Rillos 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Why tho? Humans make mistakes why spend more time it's better and feels more real with slight mistakes or stutters
EpicBunty 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
-10 points for the camera man not getting into that shit. wanted to see it up close
Xena Rift
Xena Rift 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
9:29 is that what I think it is? What's that video say?..Red...Hot? Oh Linus you sweet sugarplum :3
Aznhiga13 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
Jason Hearne
Jason Hearne 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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.
55shfiftyfive55 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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
Mark Rounds
Mark Rounds 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
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 Hardy
Mark Hardy 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Reminds me of my Vox phone, which I still have. Relics of the past, I love antique tech
Omar Mahmoud
Omar Mahmoud 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
take it apart and build a pc out of it, install windows, etc...
Jooosh 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
It would be cool if you did more older tech videos like these.
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