What is a PDA?

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PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers. The basic features of any PDA are a calendar, address book and task list.

Originally all the information in PDAs had to be keyed in separately which was not terribly useful. Their use really took off with the introduction of utilities to allow synchronisation of information between a users PDA and that users desktop computer.

More recently PDAs run cut down versions of a number of programs found on most desktop computers, such as an Internet browser, mail client, word processor, spreadsheet, etc.

Any PDA that runs an Internet browser can be used to access email through GMS Webmail while leaving all the email sitting on the server. This means that if an important message is sent, it can be reviewed and a reply written even though the user is not at their desktop machine.

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