If you want to buy a PDA, you must be extra cautious while doing so. There are so many factors to be considered prior to buying one. You have the money factor as well as the specification that are required for your work. Buying those features that are not required by you is a sheer wastage of money.
Just ask yourself a question. What do I want my PDA to do for me? The answer to this question will surely take you on the right track. PDA is the abbreviation for ‘Personal Digital Assistant’. So, it should assist you and not overburden you with useless features or put you in some kind of botheration. Your life should become smooth and not knotted by its use.
Once you have bought a PDA, you need not upgrade it even after a considerable amount of time. As is the case with much other software, they need to be upgraded at least annually. You need not worry in this regard as far as your PDA is concerned. It can be considered a one time and safe investment.
A PDA is designed to perform a variety of tasks. It can be your address book and it can even take your notes. You can use it as a calculator and a GPS navigator. Many other features are also there depending upon the make and price of the PDA.
First of all, you should take into consideration the memory factor of your PDA. If you regularly work with large word files and multimedia files, you must go in for a PDA that has a large memory. There are some types of PDA that have an expandable memory. These will also be a good fit for you if your workload is very high.
Then, you have to consider the dimensions and weight of your PDA. If you are a very delicate type of person or are not in a habit of carrying heavy or cumbersome things with you, you must aim at smaller and lighter PDA. Last but not the least, you should consider the battery life of your PDA. If you use your PDA to a great extent, any type of battery may get exhausted. Then you can resort to extended battery life also.
You can get your PDA from a physical store as well as online. I would like to advise a thing. Since PDA is our personal assistant and you have to carry it along with you for a considerable amount of time, I suggest that you buy it from a physical store. This way you will be able to judge the exact size and weight of your most-suited PDA.