PDA Comparison

A personal digital assistant (PDA) is a portable computing device. At this time, the software supports two types: Palm VII and cell phones with "mini-browsers."

Palm VII
The Palm client is superior to the phone client for the following reasons:

Cell phone
The phone's advantages are:

Since Windows CE devices run Internet Explorer, they really serve as PCs, not PDAs.

Looking at the contracts it appears the Palm is more expensive to use, but further study is necessary to confirm.

The primary advantage of the Palm, that it accepts HTML, is only a benefit when the application doesn't support cell phones. Applications that write HTML still have to recognize when a Palm is being used as a client to tailor the results to fit the display.

Last update 02/16/00