Functions of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)April 27, 2009
When I ask someone who has not used a PDA before; “Why are you not using a PDA?” or “Will you use a PDA?”, some of the most common replies I get are…
A1: “My RM300 phone already has appointment and task built in. So I don’t need a powerful device to do it.”
A2: “I don’t have so many contacts/email to store.”
A3: “I don’t need to set appointments as I am not in sales/marketing line.”
A5: “Don’t know how to use.”
Generally, when people think of PDA, they think of only appointments, task and contacts. PDA has evolve so much since the day I started using it. I do not blame them for thinking that way as PDA was mainly used for that purpose 5 to 6 years ago. Palm was so popular back then people generally refer PDA as Palm. How things have changed. I hope to bridge the knowledge gap with the simple slideshow I created below.
Buying a PDA is very much like buying a computer. It is all about what you install into it that makes it worth while.
Recent years, prices of PDA has also come down to a very reasonable range. Did you know that you can get a PDA phone with Bluetooth, WiFi, 2MP camera, GPS with Touch Screen for under RM1,000?
Hint: HTC P3300
Anyway, back to the functions of PDA… Did you know that
- you can search through ANY words among your thousands of SMS?
- you can sort your SMS like a chat window? Making it easier to reply and read your SMS instead of just Inbox/Outbox.
- you can schedule a SMS to be sent tomorrow, next week, next month and even a year later? Never forget a birthday wish!
- you can watch youtube movies clips anytime, anywhere?
- you can do PUSH EMAIL on Windows Exchange Server? Arguably faster than Blackberry?
- you can WIRELESSLY SYNCHRONIZE all your contacts using FREE Google Sync?
- you can view all your friend’s current location with the latest Google Map/Latitude?
- you can have all your Yahoo messanger, MSN, GTalk, AOL, Skype all launched in one application?
- you can filter out unwanted calls/sms?
- 90% of our customers are actually new users?
Leave your comments and share with me what do you use your PDA for besides the usual appointment and task?