> Hello, I know very little about
> these PDAS, and the last time I
> saw a handheld anything was about five
> or six years ago.
> I see a lot of them on sale though,
> and was wondering if someone could tell
> me if the technology has progressed
> by how much?
> 1.) can the pdas and palm unit hold,
> say, 2000 phone numbers and names?
32 MB will hold up to about a million.
> 2.) when they say they have "32 megs"
> of storage, is this like a 32 meg text
> file? that sure would be a lot of storage!
With 32 MB of built-in memory, a little less will be available because of
application files. How you you the rest of the space is up to you and you
could use it for text. And, yes! That's a lot of space (unless you install
programs, store MP3's etc.).
> I was just wondering. I'm probably going
> to start shopping for one soon, and was
> curious. I saw some that were touchscreens
> and had nice backlighting and color. Wow,
> the appearence sure has changed!
The features you describe have been around for at least 5 years. Things are
changing fast and yesterday I found out about a tiny TV/phone.