A PDA smartphone is actually a personal digital assistant (PDA) that is incorporated with a mobile phone. A smartphone can be termed as a palmtop or mini-computer that features its own operating system along with a number of applications. These applications are specially geared towards organisational tasks.
A to do list, scheduling, notepad and address book are some standard examples of software packages available. Online capability along with integrated browser enables users to view their emails and access their favourite websites. The latest smartphones also come along with a high resolution integrated digital camera to make PDA data capture easier. Touch screen technology and built in music players are some of the optional features that smartphones boast.
With a PDA smartphone the need for carrying two devices – a mobile phone and PDA is completely eliminated. People who have earlier used PDAs and mobile phones may find smartphones a better alternative over using both. As smartphones come integrated with a music player and high resolution camera, the need for carrying a camera and iPod is further eliminated.
The address book, phone book, calendar, notes and other applications on smartphones can easily be synchronised with a computer. This can greatly avoid the need of having to delete or enter information separately on different devices. With numerous connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, HSDPA, 3G and EDGE, internet surfing can be done easily. Moreover, with the help of a mobile office suite, you can easily create, view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your smartphone.