Top 10 PDAs and Palmtop Computers

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Friday, August 7, 2009

palmtop1There are some people who believe that the days of Palmtops or PDAs are numbered and they will be taken over by the smartphones leaving PDAs as an extinct species. They can show many reasons to support their positions but still I think that PDAs have their own niche filling up the gap between smartphones and laptops. They function as a small handheld computer with a miniaturized keyboard, liquid crystal display for viewing the output in a small, lightweight form factor. They are typically loaded with a word processor, a spreadsheet program and a calender and an addressbook. Loads of other programs can be installed and executed on the device and connecting and synchronizing it with computer is easy. Let us take a look at the best palmtops that are currently available in the market.

HP iPAQ 111 Classic Handheld

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  • Handheld PDA with Windows Mobile 6 Classic operating system and 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • View and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with Microsoft Office Mobile; sync email and calendar from desktop with Outlook Mobile
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g)
  • Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree devices and peripherals
  • Expansion slot for optional SD/SDIO memory cards
  • Listen to music and watch videos using Windows Media Player 10 Mobile; view, share, and manage photos
  • Processor: Marvell PXA310, 624 MHz
  • Display: 3.5-inch transflective TFT RGB color 240 x 320 pixel touch screen with LED backlight
  • Memory: 64 MB SDRAM main memory for running applications; 256 MB flash ROM
  • Power: 1200 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable, user changeable battery
  • Connectivity: Mini-USB 2.0 port for sync/data/charge, SDIO high-capacity card slot

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Price

$280

Palm TX Handheld

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  • Sleek, stylish handheld with 128 MB of flash memory and big 320×480 screen
  • Built-in wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth
  • Easily manage email on the road or access files on your office desktop PC
  • Expansion slot that supports MMC, SD, and SDIO memory cards
  • Palm Desktop Software for Windows and Mac

Price

$350

Nokia N800

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  • Processor Speed : 320MHz
  • Memory : 384MB
  • Wireless : 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • LCD color screen resolution : 800×480 pixels
  • OS : Linux TI Omap 2420
  • USB
  • Dimension : 1.8×14.4×7.5 cm
  • Weight : 206 gram
  • Graffiti/On-Screen keyboard

Price

£129

Acer c530

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  • Processor Speed : 300MHz
  • Memory : 192MB
  • Wireless : 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • LCD color screen resolution : 320×240 pixels
  • Windows Mobile
  • Samsung S3C2442XL
  • Memory : 192 MB
  • USB
  • Weight : 122 gram
  • Graffiti/On-Screen keyboard

Price

£190

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX N100 TMC

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  • Processor :  300MHz
  • Memory : 64MB
  • LCD color screen resolution : 240×320 pixels
  • OS : Windows CE
  • Samsung 2440
  • USB
  • Dimension : 6.2×1.6×8.9 cm
  • Weight : 110 gram
  • Graffiti/On-Screen keyboard

Price

£280

Palm Treo 650

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  • Processor Speed : 312MHz
  • Memory : 64MB
  • Bluetooth
  • LCD color screen resolution 320×320 pixels
  • Palm OS
  • XScale PXA270
  • USB connectivity
  • Dimension : 11.1×5.8×2.2 cm
  • Graffiti/On-Screen keyboard

Price

£380

HP IPAQ H2210 Pocket PC

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  • Intel 400 MHz processor
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • Dual slot expansion
  • 3.5″ Dazzling Transflective TFT color with LED frontlight display
  • What’s in the box: hp iPAQ Pocket PC h2210, USB Desktop cradle/charger, AC adapter, Slip case, battery, getting started poster, charger adapter, hp iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD

Price

$524

Sony Clie PEG-SJ22 Handheld

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  • Palm OS version 4.1, DragonBall VZ 33 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM
  • High-resolution TFT color display (320 x 320 pixels)
  • USB (HotSync cable) and Infrared interface
  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery

Price

$200

Datawind Pocketsurfer2

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  • Bluetooth
  • LCD color screen resolution 640×240 pixels
  • USB Connectivity
  • Dimension : 15.2×7.5×1.5 cm
  • Weight : 174 gram

Price

£100

Mitac Mio P550

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  • Processor Speed : 400MHz
  • Memory : 192MB
  • Wireless : 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • LCD color screen resolution 320×240 pixels
  • Windows Mobile
  • Samsung2440
  • Memory : 192 MB
  • USB Connectivity
  • Dimension : 7.2×1.78×11.5 cm
  • Weight : 170 gram
  • Graffiti/On-Screen keyboard

Price

£235

Discussion

b.k.santhosh
November 30, 2010: 2:11 am

tell me dealers in chennai for palmtops

November 26, 2010: 12:37 am

Nokia has launched another soft-touchscreen mobile for Indian users known as Nokia N800. Its screen has seen an upgrade is terms of quality. It still has the same res/size, but the screen is more clear and easy to read. Upgrade has seen the RAM (128 MBs from 64 MBs), while there is now easy to use swap support to the SD card when running out of memory

November 25, 2010: 11:12 pm

The sleek Nokia N800 Internet Tablet combines a truly personal Internet experience with easy wireless connections, high resolution display and support for a wide variety of Internet applications. Built to be constantly in use, you easily stay in touch with business associates, friends, and family thanks to its Internet calling, instant messaging and email connectivity.

November 10, 2010: 8:37 am

tell me the price of palmtops in india (himachal predesh)


Tushar G
October 28, 2010: 2:11 pm

Thank you soumitra (Gaea News Network)Sir very much for all the information

May 29, 2010: 8:50 am

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