What Is a Palm Pilot Used For?

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A Palm Pilot is a PDA or Personal Digital Assistant that can exchange information with a computer. In its simplest form, it is used as an organizer and scheduler and keeps track of contact information, according to FundingUniverse's website.

1 Introduction

Palm introduced the Pilot in 1996. It had an address book, a calendar, a to-do list, and a memo feature. The Pilot's simplicity, ease of use, low price, and small size resulted in sales exceeding that of other PDAs. The base model price sold for $299,

2 Advancements

Palm further developed its PDA in succeeding years, but stopped calling it the Pilot. Internet accessibility, Microsoft Windows compatibility, and mobile phone capability were added by 2000, according to Funding Universe.

3 Continued Development

Palm PDAs continue to evolve, spurred on by fierce market competition and rapidly advancing technology. Memory continues to grow, new applications continue to be added, and display screens keep becoming more sophisticated.

Lexa W. Lee is a New Orleans-based writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has contributed to "Central Nervous System News" and the "Journal of Naturopathic Medicine," as well as several online publications. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Reed College, a naturopathic medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and served as a postdoctoral researcher in immunology.