The Personal Digital Assistant or PDA

By: Michaelerikson
With so many of us on the go and away from our computers, it is not always a good idea to be out of touch with work and personal communication. Appointments become forgotten, important documents sit and wait on our computers and in general, it is a pain to leave our communication center. Now, you do not have to worry about being out of reach. A PDA can keep track of your appointments and can send and receive emails. New models even combine the use of your computer with the ability to make and receive phone calls.

The pocket PC has come a long way since the first model was introduced in the 1980's. The original iPAQ Pocket PC'S were very basic, even though later models added the ability to see a single line of text. That is nothing compared to the newest models, which let you browse the internet, schedule appointments and allow you to send and receive documents, all while being away from the office.

It was an evolution in the making. It started out as a basic device about the size of a calculator and had the most basic of functions. Later models added the feature of being able to see one line of text, yet have since evolved into personal hand held assistants that can email, browse the internet, organize your daily events and files and even play multimedia games.

Microsoft's PDA operating system is called Windows mobile, and many hardware manufacturers wants to support the Pocket PC hardware specification to run windows mobile. The previous versions ran on Windows Mobile 5, but have since upgraded to Windows Mobile 6. Windows Mobile 5 was a great relief to PDA owners.

The Windows mobile Smartphone is a combination of the cell phone and the personal digital assistant. The PC software is there in the cell phone so it can be used as a personal computer when on the go. It was this evolution of the cell phone that had many companies altering their selling tactics. Most companies elected not to pursue the pocket PC, since Smartphones were becoming more of a mainstream choice.

If you find yourself constantly on the go, then a pocket PC is exactly what you need. The new lines of models include Smartphones, which have the latest PC software, along with the speed and processing ability that you need to schedule your appointments, send and receive emails, text message and make calls.

If you find yourself traveling very often, then a PDA is exactly what you need. The new lines of models include Smartphones, which have the latest PC software, along with the speed and processing ability that you need to schedule your appointments, send and receive emails, text message and make calls. Some well known brands are PalmOs, Blackberry and Hewlett Packard models all make great Smartphones.
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