Before making the final decision to purchase a PDA, have you thoroughly researched what they can do, and if you really need one or are you just intrigued by having a new gadget like your friends? Let’s start with this question. One of the first and still major uses for a PDA is an appointment book or calendar. If you are currently using an appointment book like a Franklin Planner, the PDA can certainly replace this. One advantage of a PDA over an appointment book is that changes don’t require constant erasing and re-writing. A PDA is usually backed up on your PC, so there is always a back-up.
A new PDA does not have to be purchased every year like a Franklin Planner, so in the long run it will be cheaper. This plus the previous mentioned advantages may be enough to make the switch. Of course there are many other features and uses for a PDA besides an appointment book. Here some of them: address book, calculator, GPS, internet access and many more.
Following are some of the important considerations when you decide to buy a new PDA:
Size – All the features do you no good if you don’t bother to bring the PDA with you due to its bulky size.
Battery Life – It is important and considers this as your daily needs.
Input Options – If you plan on using the PDA to take notes with, a compact external keyboard is essential. The built in stylus input is designed for small amounts of data only.
Memory – If you plan to use your PDA for storing large documents and other reference works, then you’ll need the corresponding amount of memory. Also check to see if the memory can be expanded. You’ll need to consider the other software that you might want to run on your PDA.
Finding the best place to purchase your PDA can be done easily with online shopping portals. Ebay of course always has offers. If you spend some times to do some research on internet, you can find many useful website that offer you a good price.