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Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers[?], but became much more versatile over the years. A basic PDA usually includes a clock, date book, address book, task list, memo pad and a simple calculator. One major advantage of using PDAs is their ability to synchronize data with desktop, notebook and desknote computers.

The term personal digital assistant was coined on 7 January 1992 by John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show[?] in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton.

The currently major PDA operating systems are: Linux, Palm's Palm OS, Pocket PC from Microsoft, and Symbian OS (formerly EPOC)

Some examples of PDAs:

See also: personal area network, ebook, telephone, wearable computer , laptop, sub-notebook



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