Thats Why Handheld Computers

By: Michaelerikson
Have you ever found yourself at odds because you forgot an appointment or were out and about town and needed to send an email? Do not feel alone because many people find themselves in this situation. They need a device to carry with them that is portable, has the functions of a computer and will allow them to keep up with current events. Sometimes a phone just does not cut it. Why not try a handheld computer to help you out?

You need something that is portable, but allows you to keep track of your schedule and important events. New phones have many of these capabilities, but you may need something more for your particular lifestyle. You need to check out a handheld computer. It's sleek, has handy gadgets and software programs.

The pocket PC is also known as a Personal Digital Assistant, or PDA. 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 mainly beacuse of battery issues.

Today's models are much more advanced. You can keep track of important appointments, browse the internet, organize your files and even play games and listen to music. The current version of the pocket PC operating system is windows mobile 6 but the real breakthrough came with window mobile 5 and was a great relief to handheld computer owners. The pocket PC is by a more general term also referred to as a PDA or Personal Digital Assistant

So you might ask, what can a handheld computer do for me? Personal Information Management (PIM). This is one of the biggest reasons people use handhelds, functionality consisting of calendar, contacts, and a To-Do lists. This is very useful and invaluable for someone that needs to stay organized.

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.

Here are some of the best known brands on the market, PalmOs, Blackberry and Hewlett Packard models all are good Smartphones. The new lines of models 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 constantly traveling or moving around, then a pocket PC is exactly what you need.
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