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PDAs not dead yet

Posted Apr 10, 2004, 1:38 PM ET by Peter Rojas
Related entries: Handhelds

motorola MPx200There’s a lot of talk about how smartphones (like Motorola’s MPx200, pictured at right) are going to make regular old PDAs a thing of the past, but Ed Hardy of Brighthand argues that there’s always going to be people who want more than they can get out of a fancified phone:

All those articles about the impending death of the handheld imply that you’ll have fewer options in the future, which absolutely is not true. If anything, you’ll have more. If you just want a simple device that stores addresses and phone number and lets you make phone calls, these will still be around in the future. If you are happy with your current handheld, you’ll be able to get something like it in the future, except it will be able to wirelessly access the Internet. Or if you want a handheld that has a very high resolution screen, gigabytes of storage, and talks via Bluetooth to a mobile phone, you’ll have that option, too.

Which is why we like the future of this stuff: you’ll pretty much be able to get exactly what you want. 

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