Is the world ready for the return of the PDA?

I want to live in the Gemini’s universe. It’s one where the promise of on-demand hardware has been fulfilled. Where crowfunding, rapid prototyping, scalable manufacturing all of those good things

GETAC's rugged PDA looks like you could drop it in a volcano

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/getac_ps535f-lo-res1.jpg" />I'm a big fan of ruggedized items. Although PDAs (as opposed to smartphones) are relatively rare these days,

Palm offers a free Zire with Tungsten TX purchase

[photopress:palm2 .jpg,full,center] I’ve been a fan of the Palm OS since I first got my hands on a Pilot 5000 in 1997 or so. And luckily for me the OS hasn’t changed that much since then (

HP shipping iPAQ 210 PDA with big VGA touchscreen

Remember PDAs? HP does. Indeed HP remembers PDAs so ferociously that it’s released a new one called the iPAQ 210. For $449, you’ll get a 4-inch 640×480 VGA touchscreen plus a bunch of

Kaon Mobile straddles UMPC and PDA

Here’s a little device set to hit the Korean market in about a month and possibly the rest of the world this summer, pending a distribution deal. It’s manufactured by Kaon Mobile and is ab

Sprint will have the Samsung Ace come Q1 '08

Now here’s a dapper-looking smartphone. Looks about as thin as a triscuit, and it’s got a full QWERTY keyboard and a whole lot of other buttons as well. It’s not the most advanced of

Newton 2.0?

Excuse me while I cram this chunk of salt down my throat. Now that we’ve put that out of the way lets chat about the return of the Newton. AppleInsider has some insider info that a team of engineers