P.D.A. RECCOMENDATION REPORT Brandon Ellzey
COMPARISON OF THREE TOP SELLING P.D.A.S ON BASIS OF <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Display Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Dimen...
WHAT IS A P.D.A.? <ul><li>P.D.A. Stands for personal data assistant  </li></ul><ul><li>They are useful as electronic organ...
SOME FUNCTIONS OF P.D.A.S <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Address book </li></ul><ul><li>To-do list </li></ul><ul><li>C...
MODES OF INPUT FOR P.D.A.S <ul><li>Normally P.D.A.s use a touch screen  </li></ul><ul><li>Are compatible with stylus pins ...
THREE TOP SELLING MODELS SELECTED FOR COMPARISON <ul><li>The Palm IIIxe (which will be referred to as the Palm) </li></ul>...
PRICE <ul><li>Palm - $250 </li></ul><ul><li>Visor - $250 </li></ul><ul><li>Casio - $500 </li></ul>
DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Casiopeia is the best choice as far as display quality by far </li></ul>
DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Visor </li></ul><ul><li>3.25 inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>2 bit resolution </li></ul><ul><li>...
DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Palm </li></ul><ul><li>3.4 inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>4 bit resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Sh...
DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Casio </li></ul><ul><li>3.9 inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>The only one of the three with color...
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT <ul><li>The best choice as far as size and weight is </li></ul><ul><li>the Palm. </li></ul>
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Weight Thickness Width Casio Palm Visor 8 oz 5.1 inches 3.125 inches 4 oz. 4.7 inches 3.2 inches 5.4 o...
OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>There are two operating systems available  </li></ul><ul><li>Palm OS </li></ul><ul><li>and </li><...
OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>Palm OS has two advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Quick start ups </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with w...
OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>Windows CE has Three disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Slow to start </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult t...
OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>Both the Palm and the Visor use Palm OS </li></ul><ul><li>The Casiopeia uses Windows CE </li></ul>
KEY POINTS <ul><li>The Palm is the best overall choice because: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>It we...
KEY POINTS <ul><li>The Cassiopeia is the least desirable choice overall due to: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s high cost </li></ul...
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  1. 1. P.D.A. RECCOMENDATION REPORT Brandon Ellzey
  2. 2. COMPARISON OF THREE TOP SELLING P.D.A.S ON BASIS OF <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Display Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Dimensions/Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS A P.D.A.? <ul><li>P.D.A. Stands for personal data assistant </li></ul><ul><li>They are useful as electronic organizing and planning tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOME FUNCTIONS OF P.D.A.S <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Address book </li></ul><ul><li>To-do list </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul>
  5. 5. MODES OF INPUT FOR P.D.A.S <ul><li>Normally P.D.A.s use a touch screen </li></ul><ul><li>Are compatible with stylus pins </li></ul><ul><li>Also use on-screen keyboards </li></ul>
  6. 6. THREE TOP SELLING MODELS SELECTED FOR COMPARISON <ul><li>The Palm IIIxe (which will be referred to as the Palm) </li></ul><ul><li>The handspring visor deluxe (which will be referred to as the Visor) </li></ul><ul><li>Casio Cassiopeia EM-500 (which will be referred to as the Casio) </li></ul>
  7. 7. PRICE <ul><li>Palm - $250 </li></ul><ul><li>Visor - $250 </li></ul><ul><li>Casio - $500 </li></ul>
  8. 8. DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Casiopeia is the best choice as far as display quality by far </li></ul>
  9. 9. DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Visor </li></ul><ul><li>3.25 inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>2 bit resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Shows 4 shades of gray </li></ul>
  10. 10. DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Palm </li></ul><ul><li>3.4 inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>4 bit resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Shows 16 shades of gray </li></ul>
  11. 11. DISPLAY QUALITY <ul><li>The Casio </li></ul><ul><li>3.9 inch screen </li></ul><ul><li>The only one of the three with color display </li></ul><ul><li>Shows 65,536 colors </li></ul>
  12. 12. DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT <ul><li>The best choice as far as size and weight is </li></ul><ul><li>the Palm. </li></ul>
  13. 13. DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Weight Thickness Width Casio Palm Visor 8 oz 5.1 inches 3.125 inches 4 oz. 4.7 inches 3.2 inches 5.4 oz. 3.2 inches 4.8 inches
  14. 14. OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>There are two operating systems available </li></ul><ul><li>Palm OS </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Windows CE </li></ul>
  15. 15. OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>Palm OS has two advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Quick start ups </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with wide variety of software </li></ul>
  16. 16. OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>Windows CE has Three disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Slow to start </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to use on small PDA screens </li></ul><ul><li>Only compatible with Microsoft software </li></ul>
  17. 17. OPERATING SYSTEM <ul><li>Both the Palm and the Visor use Palm OS </li></ul><ul><li>The Casiopeia uses Windows CE </li></ul>
  18. 18. KEY POINTS <ul><li>The Palm is the best overall choice because: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>It weighs the least </li></ul><ul><li>It has better screen resolution than The Visor </li></ul><ul><li>It uses the versatile Palm OS </li></ul>
  19. 19. KEY POINTS <ul><li>The Cassiopeia is the least desirable choice overall due to: </li></ul><ul><li>It’s high cost </li></ul><ul><li>It’s heavy weight </li></ul><ul><li>It’s difficult interface </li></ul><ul><li>Limited synchronizing capabilities </li></ul>

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