A smartphone or personal digital assistant (PDA) phone combines a cell phone and a handheld computer into one device.
A PDA phone can include anything from wireless Internet to Bluetooth® networking, a camera, video, integrated music player, a calendar, address book, to-do list, and notepad along with other apps. Features can vary depending on the brand and model. On a few versions, touch screen technology is offered.
A PDA phone includes a tiny keyboard that can be used to type texts, emails, notes, and data into programmes like the Web browser or event calendar.
Depending on the model, the keyboard might have various shapes.
While some models have a thumb QWERTY keyboard, some have keyboards that are integrated into the numpad, similar to ordinary cell phones. An on-screen keyboard for PDA phones with touch screens may be available, and it can be used with or without a stylus.
Older PDA phones had LCD screens that were only available in monochrome, while modern devices had stunning colour displays.
Share photos and movies with loved ones using your PDA phone. Some models have outgoing connections that can be used to connect the gadget to a television or projector for presentations or for better viewing.
Waiting around somewhere for a long time? Use your PDA phone to download a movie and watch it, or connect some earbud headphones and listen to your music collection.
These gadgets are equipped to connect in a variety of ways while sharing files. Synchronisation is essential for apps used in business. Calendar events, the address book, and other selected data will all be updated (and backed up) when the device is synced with a computer.
A docking station, a USB cable connection, a Bluetooth®-enabled wireless personal area network (PAN), or a wireless local area. Network can all be used for synchronization (WLAN).
A user can also quickly and easily link. A PDA phone to a computer or another mobile device using built-in Bluetooth® to transfer or share data.
Exchange photos, get free ringtones, download wallpaper, and more. With Bluetooth® software, users may quickly couple their PDA phone with a computer or another. Bluetooth® capable handheld, unlike WLAN, which takes some understanding of networking to connect two computers.
PDA phones are convenient, highly portable, adaptable, and some may even say addicting palmtop computers! Although there are many more, some well-known brands of cellphones include. RIM® Blackberry®, Apple® iPhone®, HTC® Touch series, Nokia® N-Series, and Palm®. If purchasing from a third party, confirm that the PDA phone is supported by the carrier first.