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PDA

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PDA

PDA

(Personal Digital Assistant) An earlier handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. Performing the functions of a computer-based personal information manager (see PIM), PDAs were superseded by smartphones, which provide PDA functions along with everything else (see smartphone).

Newton, the Pioneer - Palm, the Revolution
In 1993, Apple's pen-based MessagePad, commonly known as the "Newton," was the pioneer in this field, and then-Apple CEO John Sculley actually coined the term PDA. However, PalmPilots, introduced three years later, popularized the technology. See Newton, Palm and personal communicator.


The Newton
Ahead of its time, Apple's Newton pioneered the PDA concept in 1993 and later spun off Newton, Inc. to specialize in the technology. Menus were tapped and text was entered with a stylus. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)







The PalmPilot
Introduced in 1996, the PalmPilot was the first model of the Palm family, which started a revolution in handheld organizers. (Image courtesy of palmOne, Inc.)







Palm Treo
In 2002, the Palm Treo was a phone and PDA in one unit. Along with the BlackBerry, this was the start of combining applications with a phone. (Image courtesy of Palm, Inc.)
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During the ceremonial opening of sealed applications held yesterday at the DOE head office in Taguig City, companies put forward proposals related to four PDAs and three 'nominated areas' (NAs).
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Total 25 patients (15 females and 10 males) were attempted PDA device closure with mean age of 28.7 +/- 8.5 years and mean weight was 54 +/- 8.3 Kgs and mean height was 159.6 +/- 15.7 cms.
They said the PDA would pay an additional amount of Rs120 million to the railways for putting up the elevated track in Karkhano Market near Hayatabad.
Medialdea on September 25, Malacanang said, 'The PDA and its various operating units have been consistently operating at a loss for several years, which necessitates continuous subsidy from the national government.'
The lawmaker agreed with the findings of the GCG that PDA (1) overlaps and/or duplicates with functions of other agencies and local government units, and (2) is not achieving its objectives as a GOCC, let alone producing its desired outcome of uplifting the economy of the Partido district in Camarines Sur.
Azmin told Parliament yesterday the PDA must be amended before Putrajaya could increase the oil royalty rates, adding that this was also necessary to calculate a 20-per cent royalty on net profits from the sale of the commodity.
'Unauthorised cut and excavation of most of the newly constructed PDA roads have started inside Peshawar City by various organisations,' the letter noted, adding that all the affected roads had been carpeted in the past two months.
The widely used method of PDA device occlusion is transvenous access through the femoral vein guided by aortic access from femoral artery.
A presentation by the PDA during the meeting revealed 5 percent of milk processed and packed in Pakistan.
PDA with neoplastic mucin cyst should be distinguished from IPMN with an associated invasive carcinoma.
In 2012, KSUL conducted a pilot project for a PDA ebook purchasing model, at which time we loaded 20,000 ebook discovery records into the library catalog.