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August 3, 2001
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1) It is possible to synchronize your calendar with Outlook, Notes and other calendar software (Notes may require a fee-based software installation). Palm desktop software is also nice and synchronizes automatically.
2) Portability - Unlike your desktop calendar system, you can take your PDA to meetings. This eliminates the “I don’t know if I can meet with you next Thursday scenario”.
3) There are many free or inexpensive programs you can download and use to maximize utilization of your PDA.
This depends upon what sort of user you wish to become.
With new models entering the market at a fast pace, your best bet is to consult an electronic guide:
Largest market share currently belongs to:
Palm (Advantage - OS may be upgraded)
Handspring (Advantage - Expansion slot)
On/OffHold for Backlight
Calendar, Phone, To-Do, Memo ButtonsHardware Tour
Relatively short learning curve.
Calendar, Phone, To-Do, Memo Buttons calendarCommon Applications
General Palm Info Competing Palm Info
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Info/Software Site Meds. Database
Information Upload Site Great Software Site