Pda Mobile Phones

By: J Tillotson

The PDA, or Personal Digital Assistant, is the most technologically advanced type of mobile phone to date. It's a combination of phone, computer, games console, MP3 player...basically, it can do anything your desktop PC can.

The PDA's have a reputation for being a versatile pocket-sized gadget. They're often called palm-top PC's because of their amazing list of features, which can include a calendar, word processor, calculator, radio, video recorder, web browser and satellite navigation system, to name a few. A significant feature of a PDA is the touch screen which can be used to input data via the virtual keyboard, and some even have handwriting recognition equipped to make note-taking easier.

The PDA mobile phones have a whole range of accessories available from cosmetic items such as attractive cases, to stylus pens, and even full-size qwerty keyboards which can turn your PDA into a laptop and then fold away for portability.

Like most mobile phones, PDA's can integrate with a PC, but to a much greater degree. With the aid of an integration software like HotSync Manager you can upload things like spreadsheets from your office computer so you can refer to them or update them on the move.

PDA's are often confused with Smartphones, but there are several subtle differences. The PDA will usually have a bigger screen, a larger memory capacity, and usually Wi-Fi enabled too. The minimum recommended memory capacity of a PDA is 64MB, but they usually come with more, and you can also buy memory cards for further storage.

PDA's certainly aren't cheap mobile phones, but they can be invaluable for the business person who doesn't want to carry a conspicuous lap-top around with them. The PDA will fit into a pocket or small handbag and can be carried around with no effort. The only problem you'll have is trying to resist playing the games when you should be in a meeting!

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