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

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Aug 15, 2019




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Josh Starkey
Josh Starkey 2 hours ago
This is a whole type of device I never knew existed
Venktesh Psharma
Can I call πŸ“ž that thing
John Crea
John Crea 4 days ago
How about a honest palmtop pc running on 2AA batteries and running DOS by HP? My 200LX still works great, even if I have to stop and think in DOS John
Fredrick Tuso
Fredrick Tuso 4 days ago
He should have tethered it to his phone.
Aleksandras Fedotovas
Scammer XD
Ezwan Rohman
Ezwan Rohman 5 days ago
Ohhhh so many quirks in this video
Bob Leung
Bob Leung 6 days ago
Yes...I saw lots of iPaqs, Palm and Sony Clies being used when I was in pharmacy school as well back in the day...this really brings back memories of me and my Palm Zire 71 circa 2003.
Raymond Lo
Raymond Lo 7 days ago
This reminds me of the old day of the internet where I have to download mp3 for 20 mins straight.
Samus 7 days ago
Had an HP pavillion slimline that ran windows vista i think, it had a dock specifically for the one that came with it. I was 6.
Kevin Velazquez
Kevin Velazquez 8 days ago
I knew he was gonna say Bubble Breaker the second he mentioned games
Jonniman007 8 days ago
you are an actual nerd, arent you?
m1nt_ 9 days ago
Sam 10 days ago
Tejas Agrawal
Tejas Agrawal 10 days ago
I had t-mobile pocket pc
The Philosopher
The Philosopher 10 days ago
I mean, it didn't have a full-fledged operating system or anything, but for media the Creative Zen Vision W (released same year) was absolutely leagues ahead of this thing with a decent looking 16:9 screen of about 5" and a 30GB hard drive. It also cost a hell of a lot less than this thing. It had CF slot, speaker, headphone jack, and even composite AV out too so you could hook it up to any TV. Why you wouldn't get that instead of this pocket PC for media is beyond me. Until good smart phones because a thing, I used the crap out of that Zen. I think you could watch video for a good 12 hours on it, great for travelling, commuting.
Kiah C. West
Kiah C. West 10 days ago
Can't see shit
Opernakist 11 days ago
So uh, can I get a dbrand skin for one of em bad boys?
Alias 11 days ago
13 year old pocket assistant gets him more excited then the modern tech that he has exclusive access too that most people would kill for
AmountStax 11 days ago
Um. Can you not promote ring anymore? I'm surveiled plenty already thanks.
Alex Carrillo
Alex Carrillo 11 days ago
You might be a Nerd, that a type of person that would not do an apology for the STUPID VIDEO THAT HE, AND Brandon's did a video regarding insulting photographers for using a FujiFilm professional camera in a insulting joking way, screw your PADD, and Brandon's cell phone. I will still be hounding you until you give in.
matthaus woolard
matthaus woolard 11 days ago
The Files app on iPad is the same as the Files app in iPhone!
TheCosmicHawk 12 days ago
Bubble breaker was literally the first game I’ve ever played and I’m not even old
juicedup14 12 days ago
Pocket pc is very close to pocket pussy
Jacky Fan
Jacky Fan 12 days ago
"It's no secret I've always been a bit of a nerd" Linus (a really big nerd)
jacob 626
jacob 626 12 days ago
my wifi has 1ghz cpu
Sir Winston
Sir Winston 12 days ago
Omg flashbacks to my HTC Fuze days πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ
Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar 12 days ago
5:35 Since when was windows button at bottom right?
Jemilo II
Jemilo II 12 days ago
I had a pda with windows mobile 6.5 and was able to play StarCraft broadwar on it with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard
Static0Z 12 days ago
sweet device
Borsalino Kizaru
Borsalino Kizaru 12 days ago
Remember when HP tried making a mobile phone-cum-computer back in 2016?
mamamia88 12 days ago
Ah the good old days when gadgets were tools to get you through the day instead of distracting from the meaningless Ness of existence
whatthereq 12 days ago
Bubble fucking breaker. I've been trying to remember this name for years and suddenly linus drops it outta nowhere as it was nothing, holy crap.
EMMNUEL J 12 days ago
It had touch ID
Spinkey 12 days ago
they had university back then?
Hasanur Rashid
Hasanur Rashid 12 days ago
Back when Windows mobile OS was cool.
Artie VanDelayo
Artie VanDelayo 12 days ago
What company in their right mind would keep changing their own proprietary connectors? 😲
Fernando Dember Laguna
It was like that, Sony, Samsung, HP everyone has their own standards, it was a nightmare, sharing chargers was not even possible.
Serj Star
Serj Star 12 days ago
For what it is it's ahead of it's time I'm just surprised that Microsoft didn't jump on it harder
Robert Wofford
Robert Wofford 12 days ago
Uh bro we played bejewelled on an old gateway I think its older
Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez 12 days ago
Windows Mobile was the shit!!! I had Nextel Motorola i930. Huge flip phone running WM with the walkie talkie function. Then I moved to a UTStarcomm PPC-6700 and finally ended with a HTC PPC-6800 Mogul on Sprint. Some of the best devices I ever owned! Smartphones before they were even called that!
MPF_AGUNDIPSHT 12 days ago
lol ive still got my Telecom Apache pocket pc, still works to
Carl Willows
Carl Willows 12 days ago
10:37 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......
Derek at ClassicRockRadio
Found my old iPaq last week with its cradle woohoo
HeyHerdy 12 days ago
For a 13 year old device looks like it's still pretty snappy
Werner Conradie
Werner Conradie 12 days ago
Can it play Minion Masters?
Nizam Iskandar
Nizam Iskandar 12 days ago
wow.. i used to own a my sister's pre-owned Cingular 8125.. upgraded with cooked rom windows 6.5 .. hahaha
J Tizzle
J Tizzle 13 days ago
Shit I have 2 of these in my living room do they sell for lots
not sure
not sure 14 days ago
I still have my tandy z pad...
Fans, speakers, and more
2:34. That's p*rn.
Dakota Dirden
Dakota Dirden 16 days ago
This little thing is a powerful little device surprising
5t0n3r B1k3r
5t0n3r B1k3r 16 days ago
If you want one to dissect I thing I have one too
FwF FR2 16 days ago
i remember my old palm pilot
herokid789 16 days ago
1 I really want to see someone turn one of these old pre 2008 pocket pcs into a emulator or try to upgrade it to work today. 2 the best thing about these old pocket devices is if you ever got in a fight with a freind you could throw it at them miss put a dent in their wall then pick it up like you didn't do nothing and it would most likely be fine. ( I mean a normal grab and toss if you throw it like a baseball something will break but it will most likely be part of your freind
Jay Gurriah
Jay Gurriah 17 days ago
as he wrote david and park.. fast n furious 4 popped in my mind... who else can relate?
Multi Malware
Multi Malware 17 days ago
BergRD 18 days ago
Worked in IT all my life and developed numerous apps for many companies over the years in PocketPC and Windows Mobile.. Some still run today and verify process/parts within factories around the world. Just because it's OLD doesn't mean it's not worthy, lol. Brings back memories!
Mr Hats
Mr Hats 18 days ago
Thank you Apple for delivering us from this horrible design factor... And thank you android for putting a fire under Apple to actually implement common sense stuff into iOS...
AndrΓ©s Coronado
AndrΓ©s Coronado 19 days ago
10 years ago? But LMG was created already isn't it? So Linus was running both LMG and his painting business at that time?
stephan cevallos
stephan cevallos 19 days ago
He could have used his note9 as a hotspot with no password
Lemonski 2003
Lemonski 2003 19 days ago
*Media* ( Ν‘Β° ΝœΚ– Ν‘Β°)
Jack Li
Jack Li 19 days ago
but can it run minecraft?
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