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A brief overview of PDA. Uses of PDA. Working mechanism of PDA. Components of PDA. Future trends in PDA development.

* Brief overview of PDA

PDA is a handheld computing device also known as palmtop computer. PDA commonly have colored screen and audio capabilities, enabling them to be used as cell-phones .Many PDA’s can access internet , intranet ,extranet via Wi-Fi or wireless wide area network. Many PDA’s employee touch-screen technologies.

Working of PDA is as follows: 1}Touch –screen. 2}Memory card. 3}Wired connectivity/Wirel ess connectivity. 4}Synchronization.

Working Of Touch-Screen

Touch-screen PDA’s have detachable stylus that is in use. Interaction is done by tapping the screen to activate the button or menu choice and dragging the stylus.

Working of Memory-card

PDA’s store basic program {addressbook ,calendar, memopads} in read-only memory (ROM) which remains intact even when machine is shutdown. Data or program which is added later are stored in device called Random- access memory (RAM)


This allows up-to-date contact information stored on software. This process also prevents loss of information on device in case it is lost ,stolen or destroyed.

Uses of PDA are as follows: 1}PDA are used as notepad, appointment schedular, wireless communicator for sending, receiving data faxes and mails. 2}PDA can access internet, intranet, extranet. 3}Automobile navigation: 4}Medical and scientific uses:

Parts that make up PDA.

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PDA include data-book, address-book, appointment calander. PDA include task-list, memo-pad, clock,calculator. PDA can access internet, WANS or bluetooth. Linux servers,touchscreen terminals and embedded system.

Typical features
Currently, a typical PDA has a touch screen, a memory card slot and at least one of the following for connectivity: IrDA, Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi. However, many PDAs (typically those used primarily as telephones) may not have a touch screen, using softkeys, a directional pad and either the numeric keypad or a thumb keyboard for input.

Future trends in PDA development

1}The uses of PDA has visibly increased . 2}It is the PDA’s ability to enable work in different environment and different purpose. 3}The wireless connectivity of the next generation of PDA using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth supports the extension and direction of furture application. 4}Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will become a standard part of PDA 5}Handheld devices, like PDAs ,are poised to become key-platform and agent of the shift.

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EXPENSE: A PDA is definitely more expensive than a hipster PDA. Although you can now find basic palm PDAs for less than US $100. FRAGILE: PDA is more delicate than a Hipster. If u drop your Hipster from a few feet in the air pick it up and continue using it without worry, you cannot do it with your PDA.

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