Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC Celebrates First Year as a Hands-Down Success; First Anniversary of Award-Winning iPAQ Pocket PC Is April 19, 2001

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Compaq Computer Corporation

    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Compaq (NYSE:   CPQ) iPAQ Pocket PC,
 named the "World's Most Powerful PDA" by the Guinness Book of World Records,
 lived up to this honor with a power-packed first year of awards, outstanding
 product reviews and customer response unlike any other Pocket PC on the
 market.
     In just one year, Compaq has expanded the iPAQ Pocket PC family of
 products and solutions to offer customers more choices in functionality and
 wireless access.  Launching the signature color H3600 series with 32 MB of RAM
 last April, Compaq soon began offering additional models to satisfy customer
 needs, including the H3100 monochrome series and most recently, the color
 H3670 -- the industry leader in Pocket PCs with an astounding 64 MB of memory.
     In addition, Compaq has also supported the popular handheld with a variety
 of services and accessories, from the Expansion Pack system for extended
 functionality to iPAQnet Mobility Solutions, which were developed to allow
 wireless access to the Internet, Internet-based email, corporate Intranets and
 email, and web-based applications with the iPAQ Pocket PC and other Compaq
 mobile products.
     The merits of the iPAQ Pocket PC also secured its place among world
 leaders at the 2001 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Referred to
 as the "star attraction" of the conference, Compaq provided a full end-to-end
 solution -- from servers and a wireless local area network to access through
 the iPAQ Pocket PC -- that allowed conference participants to not only follow
 conference events with the wirelessly connected handheld, but also allowed
 access to their personal email and the Internet.
     The iPAQ Pocket PC received much recognition over the past year, for both
 its functionality and design.  Following are just a few of the more notable
 accolades:
     --  CNET Editors' Choice Award (June 2000) -- "The shiny, silver speed
         demon has a great screen and some thoughtful extras that make it much
         easier to use than other Pocket PCs."
     --  ZDNET Tech Trendsetter Award (June 2000) -- "Compaq Corp. has
         officially unveiled the long-awaited iPAQ Pocket PC, easily the best
         implementation of this new platform to date."
     --  Fortune Magazine Technology Guide "Product to Watch" (June 2000) --
         "The first iPAQ handheld PC is a stunner, both in looks and
         performance."
     --  eWEEK Labs' Analyst Choice (June 2000) -- "Combining unmatched
         expandability and generous speed in a lightweight, power-efficient
         chassis, Compaq Computer Corp.'s PocketPC-based iPAQ H3600 soars
         beyond the current crop of color handhelds ... "
     --  PC Magazine Editors' Choice (July 2000) -- "The Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC
         wowed us with a brilliant screen and top-notch battery life."
     --  PC Magazine Editors' Choice: Wireless Devices (August 2000) -- "The
         iPAQ's 206-MHz processor and 32 MB of RAM made it a solid platform
         for running all the new third-generation Windows CE applications.
         With a forthcoming snap-on sleeve, this stylish Pocket PC will
         provide CDPD wireless Web access with full-color graphics."
     --  CNET Consumer Electronics Top Ten Must Haves (September 2000) -- "The
         iPAQ H3650 is the first Pocket PC device we've seen that can
         challenge Palm OS handhelds.  Its 206-MHz, 32 MB of RAM and
         exceptionally bright and readable color display make the iPAQ a
         powerhouse."
     --  PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award Finalist (November 2000) --
         "Compaq may not have invented the handheld PC, but the design of the
         Compaq iPAQ H3600 Pocket PC takes the market a step closer to the
         ideal ... And did we mention that the iPAQ is the best-looking
         executive PDA around?"
     --  Guinness Book of World Records "Most Powerful PDA" (December 2000)
     --  Mobile Insights Mobility Awards Product of the Year (February 2001)
 
     For more information about the iPAQ Pocket PC or its many honors, visit
 http://www.compaq.com/products/handhelds/pocketpc.
 
     Company Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading
 global provider of technology and solutions.  For more corporate information,
 see:  www.compaq.com.
     Compaq and the Compaq logo Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks
 of their respective companies.  This press release may contain forward-looking
 statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the
 implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive
 environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest
 quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
 
 

SOURCE Compaq Computer Corporation
    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Compaq (NYSE:   CPQ) iPAQ Pocket PC,
 named the "World's Most Powerful PDA" by the Guinness Book of World Records,
 lived up to this honor with a power-packed first year of awards, outstanding
 product reviews and customer response unlike any other Pocket PC on the
 market.
     In just one year, Compaq has expanded the iPAQ Pocket PC family of
 products and solutions to offer customers more choices in functionality and
 wireless access.  Launching the signature color H3600 series with 32 MB of RAM
 last April, Compaq soon began offering additional models to satisfy customer
 needs, including the H3100 monochrome series and most recently, the color
 H3670 -- the industry leader in Pocket PCs with an astounding 64 MB of memory.
     In addition, Compaq has also supported the popular handheld with a variety
 of services and accessories, from the Expansion Pack system for extended
 functionality to iPAQnet Mobility Solutions, which were developed to allow
 wireless access to the Internet, Internet-based email, corporate Intranets and
 email, and web-based applications with the iPAQ Pocket PC and other Compaq
 mobile products.
     The merits of the iPAQ Pocket PC also secured its place among world
 leaders at the 2001 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Referred to
 as the "star attraction" of the conference, Compaq provided a full end-to-end
 solution -- from servers and a wireless local area network to access through
 the iPAQ Pocket PC -- that allowed conference participants to not only follow
 conference events with the wirelessly connected handheld, but also allowed
 access to their personal email and the Internet.
     The iPAQ Pocket PC received much recognition over the past year, for both
 its functionality and design.  Following are just a few of the more notable
 accolades:
     --  CNET Editors' Choice Award (June 2000) -- "The shiny, silver speed
         demon has a great screen and some thoughtful extras that make it much
         easier to use than other Pocket PCs."
     --  ZDNET Tech Trendsetter Award (June 2000) -- "Compaq Corp. has
         officially unveiled the long-awaited iPAQ Pocket PC, easily the best
         implementation of this new platform to date."
     --  Fortune Magazine Technology Guide "Product to Watch" (June 2000) --
         "The first iPAQ handheld PC is a stunner, both in looks and
         performance."
     --  eWEEK Labs' Analyst Choice (June 2000) -- "Combining unmatched
         expandability and generous speed in a lightweight, power-efficient
         chassis, Compaq Computer Corp.'s PocketPC-based iPAQ H3600 soars
         beyond the current crop of color handhelds ... "
     --  PC Magazine Editors' Choice (July 2000) -- "The Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC
         wowed us with a brilliant screen and top-notch battery life."
     --  PC Magazine Editors' Choice: Wireless Devices (August 2000) -- "The
         iPAQ's 206-MHz processor and 32 MB of RAM made it a solid platform
         for running all the new third-generation Windows CE applications.
         With a forthcoming snap-on sleeve, this stylish Pocket PC will
         provide CDPD wireless Web access with full-color graphics."
     --  CNET Consumer Electronics Top Ten Must Haves (September 2000) -- "The
         iPAQ H3650 is the first Pocket PC device we've seen that can
         challenge Palm OS handhelds.  Its 206-MHz, 32 MB of RAM and
         exceptionally bright and readable color display make the iPAQ a
         powerhouse."
     --  PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award Finalist (November 2000) --
         "Compaq may not have invented the handheld PC, but the design of the
         Compaq iPAQ H3600 Pocket PC takes the market a step closer to the
         ideal ... And did we mention that the iPAQ is the best-looking
         executive PDA around?"
     --  Guinness Book of World Records "Most Powerful PDA" (December 2000)
     --  Mobile Insights Mobility Awards Product of the Year (February 2001)
 
     For more information about the iPAQ Pocket PC or its many honors, visit
 http://www.compaq.com/products/handhelds/pocketpc.
 
     Company Background
     Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading
 global provider of technology and solutions.  For more corporate information,
 see:  www.compaq.com.
     Compaq and the Compaq logo Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
 Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks
 of their respective companies.  This press release may contain forward-looking
 statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
 uncertainties.  The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the
 implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive
 environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow
 acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to
 restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new
 systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles,
 equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic
 instability.  Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's
 financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest
 quarterly report on Form 10-Q.
 
 SOURCE  Compaq Computer Corporation