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Did anybody have or still use a Personal Didgital Assistant? These were basically hand held computers packed with numerous applications and more could be downloaded from the internet. The main players were Psion (orinally a software house), Palm and Ipaq. Unfortunately these can only be gotten hold of in second hand shops or over the internet.
I remember Psion palm tops being all the rage when I was at college. This was when PC laptops were bulky & £1000+. One of the tutors at college had one & could often be seen tranferring files onto a desktop PC.
My bother got a basic PDA from his then girlfriend's parents for his 21st birthday. He didn't use it much because it got through non-rechargable batteries very fast.
My PDA history....
Amstrad PenPad (PDA600)
iPAQ 4700 (x2)
iPAQ 4705 (x2)
iPod Touch (I'm on my 3rd)
Is the iPad classed as a PDA?
I recall all the staff at one school I taught at being given PDA's to use for admin, registering purposes etc. They didn't last long. They caused more problems than they were useful.
Is the iPad classed as a PDA?I'd say so. The lines of definition have been blurred - but it fulfills most of the 'classic' criteria (see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_digital_assistant))
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