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Subject:Re: A PDA in every pocket? From:Martin Bosworth <martinhbosworth -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 18 Oct 2005 20:08:50 -0400
> I'm not sure if there's a specific application to tech writers over
> any other flavor of working professional, but it is highly useful.
> Indispensible is a rather strong term. I consider water, air, and food
> indispensible. But a PDA is very handy, IMO.
I don't just have a PDA and a cellphone. I have a *smart* phone. I got
tired of lugging around two pieces of equipment and having to sync two
I first had a snap-on clamshell organizer that attached to a black
Motorola handset--this was years ago, so I can't remember the model.
Then it was the Kyocera QCP-035, a big clunky bastard. I switched to
Samsung's i300, then the i330, then *back* to the i300 because the 330
sucked and crashed constantly. I've had their i500 model for about two
years and am looking for a change.
A PDA is essential to me for daily organizational tasks, such as
reminders to pay bills and call clients, keeping track of addresses,
and directions to locations (God bless Memo Pad!). I do all of my
personal and business calls through my mobile phone these days, so
that's essential as well. I also check my e-mail several times daily,
so having Web functionality is killer.
I'm actually having serious angst over choosing a new phone because
they all have doodads and apps I don't need, like video streaming,
game playing, etc. The only phones that have the true features of a
Palm OS organizer seem to be the Treos, and not only are they insanely
expensive, they're also clunky and prone to crashes.
I may have to bite the bullet and switch to Windows Mobile, or perhaps Symbian.
Yes, when it comes to PDAs and phones, I am an addict. I admit it. ;)
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