HP is raising the high-end bar just a little higher; this handheld has nearly every conceivable extra except a built-in camera.. Similar in design to the company’s H3900 series models, the H5450 builds on that line’s already substantial feature set, adding biometric security, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
As you might expect, a fully loaded handheld such as the H5450 isn’t going to be superlightweight; this model tips the scales at 7.26 ounces and measures 5.23 inches long (5.43 inches when you include the length of the Wi-Fi antenna). The H5450 boasts the 3900 series’ same sharp, 65,000-color, transflective TFT display. Under the hood, you’ll find a 400MHz Intel XScale processor, 64MB of built-in memory, and a whopping 48MB of ROM. That ROM is chock-full of software extras, including the iPaq fingerprint reader and the Nevo universal-remote-control application. And yes, the unit contains consumer-grade IR along with Bluetooth.