The iPaq is an entire line
, not only the one mentioned above, but also a small form-factor desktop
line. They are very nice looking machine
s, and the handheld
s are very popular, despite the material
that make the all but impossible
The iPaq is unique
from other Windows CE
handhelds because of its device extension
s. To add a device, you must tack on a "jacket", which adds wieght, size, and in the case of the PCMCIA
jacket, battery life for the peripheral. This somewhat increases the clumsiness of the unit, but it extends the device greatly.
When i first heard the naming convention (based obviously on the iMac
), I was quite turned off, but then i realised that it is great for marketing
to associate items with a unique form factor. The iPaqs have enough of their own look and feel
that makes the borrowing of the name convention alright in my opinion.