Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 22:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, the technology world is gripped by what can only be described as a dirty war between iOS on one side, and Android on the other. While the parties in this war fight it out in the US court system, the web has latched onto this conflict like a starved leach to a nice juicy ankle, and this focus on just iOS and Android has had a rather unpleasant side effect. This effect was subtle at first, but now, it's everywhere. Yes, if you were to believe the web, iOS and/or Android invented everything when it comes to mobile operating systems. I will have none of that, and my PDA collection begs to differ too.
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RE[3]: PDA
by cwaig_g on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: PDA"
cwaig_g
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For PDA, I should probably precise which PDA functionality I use most : calendar/reminder functionalities and e-mail. Android and iOS are OK at e-mail, without offering anything out of the ordinary in that area either : it's here, it does its job, but it's not a top priority. In the realm of reminders, going above the feature phone level and offering basic OS integration would require to have at least a way to display upcoming entries and to-do lists on the home screen. A functionality which is optional and unsupported on Android (widgets) and nonexistent on iOS. Well, at least they have syncML support, like every single other phone OS out there...


It's funny really - that's a function that was available (in jailbreak form) on iOS years ago (I used to use it on my iPod Touch).

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