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I-Series Computing Concepts
Stephen Haag, University of Denver
Maeve Cummings, Pittsburg State University
Alan I Rea, Jr., Western Michigan University

Nuts And Bolts Of Networks And Computers

PDAs (hand helds)

Personal digital assistants certainly are becoming quite the rage.

A personal digital assistant ( PDA ) is a small hand-held computer that helps you surf the Web and perform simple tasks such as note taking, calendaring and appointment scheduling, and maintaining an address book.

Below, we've listed just a few of the many PDAs available today, along with some of their key characteristics, and where you can learn more about them on the Web.

HP Jornada 565

  • Includes serial and USB ports
  • 206 Mhz processor
  • 16-bit color with 320 x 240 resolution
  • 14-hour battery life
  • Hewlett-Packard

Sony Clie PEG-S320

  • Uses Palm OS 4.0
  • Includes USB port
  • 8MB RAM
  • includes infrared port
  • Sony

Toshiba Pocket PC e570

  • 64MB RAM
  • includes both back and side lighting
  • includes speakers for sound
  • 8-hour battery life
  • Toshiba

Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC 3870

  • Uses Pocket PC 2002 OS
  • 206 Mhz processor
  • Includes Bluetooth port
  • 16-bit color with 240 x 320 resolution
  • Compaq

Handspring Visor Pro

  • Uses Palm OS 3.5.2H3
  • 4-bit gray-scale with 160 x 160 resolution
  • Macintosh compatible
  • Includes serial and USB ports
  • Handspring