Lynchs New Love - HP iPAQ 2215

By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2003-07-30 Print this article Print

HP's new iPAQ is here, and Jim Lynch can't stop raving about it...

I have to confess something – Im an iPAQ addict. Im on my third one and its still my favorite line of PDAs. My last iPAQ, the 3835, started showing its age when the speaker jack stopped working. Time to buy a new PDA. Well, okay – maybe a dead speaker jack wasnt the best reason to buy a new PDA but it worked for me. I should note here that I considered buying a Palm. But that platform has lagged woefully behind the Pocket PC platform in some respects. Someday, if and when Palm finally catches up, I will take another look at the platform. If theres a good Palm based PDA then, I might buy one. But not now. I also considered buying a Linux based PDA but the current models simply dont cut it for a number of reasons. However, I have my eye on Sharps Linux PDAs and I may snag one if things progress far enough.
I started searching for a new PDA by stopping by Circuit City. There it was, prominently displayed on the top shelf. A new HP iPAQ 2215. After a few minutes of waffling, I plunged right in and bought it Yup, you read that right. I bought this sucker with cold, hard cash and then decided to do review it. Go figure.
For the whole story, check out the ExtremeTech article.
Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site:

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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