PDA or Smartphone? <br />A Palm apology<br />Powered by José Calquín<br />Every lexical and/or grammatical mistakes are in...
What is a PDA <br />A PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) is a pocket computer. They were created for business environments b...
Palm inc.<br /><ul><li>Created in 1995 from US Robotics
The responsible for the success of PDA’s
 From Pilot 1000 (1995) to Palm Centro (2007) they used the Palm OS operating system
Palm products includes:
Pilot 1000
Pilot 5000
PalmPilot Personal
PalmPilot Professional
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  1. 1. PDA or Smartphone? <br />A Palm apology<br />Powered by José Calquín<br />Every lexical and/or grammatical mistakes are intentional, just with educational purposes.<br />
  2. 2. What is a PDA <br />A PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) is a pocket computer. They were created for business environments but over the years they were evolving including more functions. The original concept includes:<br />Calendar<br />Memos<br />Notepad<br />Clock<br />Calculator<br />In hardware terms includes:<br />Touch screen<br />Memory expansion slot<br />Text input (full keyboard, digital keyboard or Graffiti zone)<br />Computer connection for hotsync<br />Internet connection and multimedia functions were added with the years.<br />
  3. 3. Palm inc.<br /><ul><li>Created in 1995 from US Robotics
  4. 4. The responsible for the success of PDA’s
  5. 5. From Pilot 1000 (1995) to Palm Centro (2007) they used the Palm OS operating system
  6. 6. Palm products includes:
  7. 7. Pilot 1000
  8. 8. Pilot 5000
  9. 9. PalmPilot Personal
  10. 10. PalmPilot Professional
  11. 11. Palm III
  12. 12. Palm IIIe
  13. 13. Palm IIIx
  14. 14. Palm IIIxe
  15. 15. Palm IIIc
  16. 16. Palm V
  17. 17. Palm Vx
  18. 18. Palm VII
  19. 19. Palm VIIx
  20. 20. Palm m100
  21. 21. Palm m105
  22. 22. Palm m125
  23. 23. Palm m130
  24. 24. Palm m500
  25. 25. Palm m505
  26. 26. Palm m515
  27. 27. Palm i705
  28. 28. Tungsten T
  29. 29. Tungsten T2
  30. 30. Tungsten T3
  31. 31. Tungsten T5
  32. 32. Tungsten W
  33. 33. Tungsten E
  34. 34. Tungsten E2
  35. 35. TX
  36. 36. Zire
  37. 37. Zire 21
  38. 38. Z22 Zire 31
  39. 39. Zire 71
  40. 40. Zire 72
  41. 41. LifeDrive</li></ul>(Palm Smartphones were omitted)<br />
  42. 42. What is and what is not a Palm?<br />Characteristics of Palm OS:<br />Simply<br />Easy to use<br />Versatile<br />Powerful<br />Billions of free and paid software<br />Things you can do with a Palm OS PDA:<br />Agenda functions<br />Gaming<br />Internet surfing (from PalmOS 1.0 to Palm OS 5 Garnet)<br />Watch movies<br />Hear music<br />Take, watch, and edit pictures<br />Read eBooks<br />Read and edit MS Office documents<br />Remote control your computer and cell phone<br />GPS functions<br />Scientific, binary and engineering calculator<br />Medicine powerful tool<br />(Here is where you say “Ohhhhh, it’s amasing”)<br />
  43. 43. Palm PDA vs. Apple iPhone<br />Pilot 1000 PDA<br />Apple iPhone<br />Released in March, 1996<br />Touch screen<br />Computer connectivity<br />Internal memory<br />Non multitasking<br />Background running<br />Agenda:<br />Calendar<br />Calculator<br />Memos<br />Notepad<br />Autonomy up to over a month<br />January 7, 2007<br />Touch screen<br />Computer connectivity<br />Internal memory<br />Non multitasking<br />Non background running<br />Agenda:<br />Calendar<br />Calculator<br />Memos<br />Autonomy up to 36 hours<br />
  44. 44. Why a Palm PDA and not a Pocket PC?<br />Wait! First what is a Pocket pc?<br />Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone Basic) based PDA such as HP iPaq, Dell Axim, etc.<br />Multitasking support<br />Outlook sync<br />Ok, so let’s continue.<br />Pocket PCs are more expensive than Palms<br />Palm PDAs have better compatibility with computers including Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux. Pocket PCs have only MS Outlook sync capability<br />
  45. 45. Why a Palm PDA and not a Smartphone?<br />The main reason to have a PDA and a cellphone instead of a Smartphone is battery duration.<br />Easy to use.<br />Carrying convenience.<br />It’s more cheap.<br />Connectivity makes it unnecessary.<br />It’s more cool.<br />Even if Palm inc dies the software will stay, and if not you can do it easily with free tools.<br />
  46. 46. The Palm OS’s “hello world”<br />#include <palmos.h><br />UInt32 PilotMain(UInt16 cmd, void *cmdPBP, UInt16 launchFlags)<br />{<br />EventType event;<br />if (cmd == sysAppLaunchCmdNormalLaunch) {<br />// Mostrarunacadena<br />WinDrawChars( "HolaPalmOS", 13, 55, 60 ); (Palm OS programming with Codewarrior)<br />// Loop Main event (Palm OS programming with Codewarrior)<br />do {<br />// Terminarhastaquehagafalta<br />EvtGetEvent( &event, evtWaitForever );<br />SysHandleEvent( &event );<br />} while (event.eType != appStopEvent);<br />}<br />return;<br />} (Palm OS programming with prc-tools on MAC OS)<br />
  47. 47. And obviously…. Java<br />IBM’s WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment.<br />SuperWaba as free replacement.<br />Eclipse integration with EclipseME for J2ME and SuperWaba.<br />SuperWaba IDE project.<br />NetBeans J2ME MIDP Development plugin and SuperWaba integration.<br />Palm OS emulator for computers for depuration purposes.<br />(Arkanoid and Calculator made with SuperWaba)<br />
  48. 48. Sources<br />http://www.pdatungsteno.com/2006/11/07/programar-para-palmos-en-java-utilizando-herramientas-libres/<br />http://www.pdatungsteno.com/2006/07/02/programar-para-palmos-con-herramientas-libres/<br />http://www.pdatungsteno.com/2006/01/16/que-es-y-que-no-es-una-palm/<br />http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_OS<br />http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDA<br />My experience<br />

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