Special Needs for PDAs

There’s no free lunch—I often wish I had been the first one to say that because it’s so true. Companies that want to gain the advantages of using PDAs also have to decide how to handle the special needs of these devices. A PDA isn’t a single-purpose device like a radio, but it isn’t a full-fledge computer either; it’s somewhere in-between.

After spending some time working with several PDAs for this chapter, it’s apparent that SOAP is even less ready for prime time when it comes to these devices than it is for the desktop. (The test machines included a Casio Cassiopeia and a Palm VII.) This makes sense because software of this sort normally appears on the desktop first. However, it also means that you need to consider your ...

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