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    • Jeff “Rascal” Rasco, CMP Attendee Management, Inc. Washington State Chapter PDA SHOOT-OUT: TEXAS STYLE! Stephen “Six-Shooter” Nold Austin, TX A steely-eyed look at personal digital assistants and how they can make your job as easy as eatin’ watermelon on a summer day
    • PDA Device Choices
      • 449 PDA Choices: Prices $75 - $600+
        • 3Com  (1)
        • Acer  (2)
        • Amigo  (1)
        • Apple  (1)
        • Asustek  (2)
        • Audiovox  (1)
        • Aurora  (1)
        • Casio  (35)
        • Cidco  (1)
        • Compaq  (43)
        • Cross Pen  (1)
        • Day-Timer  (1)
        • Dell  (3)
        • Earth Link  (2)
        • Everex  (1)
        • FIC  (1)
        • Fossil  (1)
        • Fuga  (1)
        • Fujitsu  (4)
        • Garmin  (1)
        • Global Star Software  (1)
        • Good Technologies  (1)
        • HandEra  (2)
        • Handspring  (12)
        • Hewlett Packard  (46)
        • Hitachi  (5)
        • IBM  (8)
        • Intel  (6)
        • Intermec  (3)
        • Itronix  (3)
        • LG  (2)
        • Mainstreet Networks  (1)
        • Maxtech  (2)
        • Royal Typewriter  (8)
        • Salton  (1)
        • Samsung  (4)
        • Sharp  (33)
        • Siemens  (2)
        • Sonic Blue  (1)
        • Sony  (26)
        • Symbol  (17)
        • T Mobile  (2)
        • Toshiba  (11)
        • Uniden  (1)
        • Unigen  (1)
        • Vadem  (2)
        • ViewSonic  (5)
        • Zayo  (1)
        • Melard Technologies  (1)
        • Mitac  (2)
        • Motorola  (1)
        • NEC  (7)
        • Oregon Scientific  (7)
        • Palm  (29)
        • Panasonic  (1)
        • Philips  (12)
        • Port Incorporated  (1)
        • Psion  (11)
        • QuickPAD  (1)
        • RCA  (2)
        • RIM Blackberry  (9)
        • Rolodex  (1)
        • Royal  (1)
      Source: epinions.com, 11/05/03
    • PDA Operating Systems
      • 4 PDA OS Category Choices, (316 different Operating Systems)
        • Linux   (3)
        • Palm   (86)
        • Pocket PC (Windows CE)   (187)
        • Proprietary   (40)
      Source: epinions.com, 11/05/03
    • Device Feature Considerations
      • Operating System
      • Memory
      • CPU
      • Screen
      • Card Slot
        • Compact Flash (CF) vs. Secure Digitial (SD)
      • Connectivity
      • Wireless networking
      • Cellular capabilities
      • Applications (over 20,000 on handango.com)
    • Comparison Chart Palm and Pocket PC Comparison Source: What you need to know About, William Hungerford, http://palmtops.about.com/library/blchart.htm, 11/05/03 $    E-book reader     Video playback    Instant messenger client $    Offline browsing $    WAP browser     HTML browser   $ Voice recorder $   $ Adobe Acrobat Support    $ Microsoft PowerPoint support     Microsoft Excel document support     Microsoft Word document support $  $ Syncs with Lotus Notes    Syncs with Outlook    Syncs with Mac Palm BlackBerry Pocket PC Feature
    • Comparison Chart Palm and Pocket PC comparison source: What you need to know About, William Hungerford, http://palmtops.about.com/library/blchart.htm, 11/05/03     Data Push Connectivity    16-bit color support    MP3 playback support    Desktop PIM Included    Syncs with PC    Handwriting    Onscreen Keyboard    Calculator    Task List    Email    NotePad    Calendar    Address Book Palm BlackBerry Pocket PC Feature
    • Reasons to choose a Palm
      • The de facto standard
        • Over 24 million Palm Powered handheld devices. Palm OS still owns over 80% of the US market and 57% of the worldwide market.
      • Variety of products
      • Price (lower priced devices available)
        • Simple handheld devices starting at $69 to Smart phones.
      • Greatest selection of applications
        • Over 230,000 registered Palm OS developers.
      • Ease of use
        • Intuitive
      • Compatibility
        • With PCs, Outlook, and Microsoft applications
      • Long Battery Life
      • Palm OS takes small memory space
      • Hundreds of hardware add-on products
        • SD expansion cards, memory sticks, digital cameras,
    • Reasons to choose a Pocket PC
      • No Graffiti
      • Microsoft product
      • Mirrors computer OS
      • Multimedia capabilities
      • More models and vendors
        • Majority of Palm OS PDA models come from Sony and Palm/Handspring
      • Better screen display
      • Better Web browser
        • similar to Windows OS version
      • Easier multitasking
        • Pocket PC can open more than one application at a time
    • Reasons to choose a BlackBerry
      • QWERTY keyboard typing
      • Always-on wireless network connectivity
      • Desktop email synchronization over-the-air (Exchange, Domino) allowing data pushed instantly to the handheld
      • Allows the consolidation of phones and pagers into a single mobile device to carry
      • Wireless carrier agnostic for worldwide operation
      • Centralized user and device management
    • The Winner is…
      • If you are primarily need a compact, reasonably priced, easy-to-use PDA for calendaring, contacts, to-do lists, and possibly a few multimedia perks, shop for a Palm OS device.
      • If the familiarity of the Windows OS interface appeals to you, if you want to carry around what is essentially a tiny version of your PC, and if you want multimedia to be the rule and not the exception, then go for a Pocket PC.
      • If always-on instant data push capability is important, then the BlackBerry device is the right choice.
      Mobile Computing: Palm vs. Pocket PC, The products are different, but also the same. How do choose? James A. Martin, Thursday, August 21, 2003, http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,111825,00.asp
    • Resources
      • Avantgo
      • Handango
      • Handango Glossary
      • Handspring
      • How PDAs Work
      • HP Handheld Devices
      • MemoWare
      • Palm Handhelds
      • Palm Tipsheet
      • Security Brief: Implementing HIPAA-Compliant Palm Handheld Solutions
      • SonyStyle USA
      • TealPoint Software
      • Toshiba
      • Tucows PDA software
      • ZDNet Palm Downloads
      Source: D. Samuel Gottesman Library, http:// library.aecom.yu.edu/resources/pda/pdageneral.htm , 11.06.03
      • PalmGear
      • PalmSpot
      • PDA Central
      • Pdalive
      • PDAmart
      • PDAStreet
      • PocketPC
    • PDA/Wireless Developers
      • Advontech/AMi – Jeff (512) 842-1613 www.attendeenet.com
      • Stephen (512) 789-1603 www.advontech.com
      • Alliance Tech – (512) 617-2000 www.alliancetech.com
      • bCard – (301) 654-3779 www.bcard.com
      • EventCentric – (703) 524-3309 www.eventcentric.com
      • ExpoExchange – (301) 662-9401
      • www.expoexchange.com
      • EventPoint – (425) 869-0567 www.eventpoint.com
      • Hemko Systems – (970) 667-0460 www.hemkosys.com
      • Pistachio – (503) 292-6617 www.pistachioinc.com
      • NearSpace – (707) 792-8004 www.nearspace.com
      • Shockfish Communications – Lausanne, Switzerland – +41 (0) 878 877 931 www.shockfish.com
      • Registration Unlimited – (916) 626-5135 www.regunlim.com
      • WideRay – (415) 263-2802 www.wideray.com
    • Websites
      • www.cnet.com
      • www.palm.com
        • Offers thousands of commercial PalmOS products
      • www.handspring.com
        • Learn more about Handspring Visors
      • www.palmgear.com
        • Tips/Tricks section has shortcuts that will help new users get up to speed.
      • www.nearlymobile.com
        • New user tips and suggestions
    • Websites
      • www.tucows.com
        • Downloads and reviews of almost everything!
      • www.handango.com
        • Software and gear for multiple systems
        • Excellent Support section for all platforms with tips/tricks
      • www.microsoft.com/mobile/pocketpc/default.asp
        • Features, buyer’s guide, downloads, and how to information
      • www.rex.net
      • www.blackberry.com
      • www.hp.com/www.compaq.com
      • www.casio.com
      • www.toshiba.com
    • Further Questions? Jeffrey W. Rasco, CMP 164 Augusta Drive Wimberley, TX 78676 USA P: 512.842.1613 ext 4# F: 512.233.2870 E: jeff@attendeenet.com Stephen Nold 14917 Solera Drive Austin, TX 78717 USA P: 512.789.1603 F: 512.233.2267 E: snold@advontech.com