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Compaq introduces new low-cost monochrome iPAQ

Jan 29, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Compaq has unveiled a new low-cost monochrome version of the iPAQ Pocket PC, the Model H3150. Available immediately and priced at $349, H3150 Pocket PC features a 15-grayscale monochrome screen plus a 206 MHz Intel StrongArm processor and 16MB of RAM. The company also announced a new $99 foldable keyboard for the entire family of iPAQ Pocket PC products.

Although the iPAQ comes with Microsoft Pocket PC (Windows CE), the device has recently become a popular platform for several implementations of embedded Linux for handheld computers. has published a series of articles on installing and using Linux on the iPAQ . . .

Note: due to the change in screen, from color to monochrome, it seems likely that some changes will be required to the iPAQ Linux kernel available from before it can be used on the new low-cost iPAQ. (The changes are likely to be minor.)

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