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Editorial - State of the Portable Storage Market

Started May 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
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That's what I'm talking about
In reply to BorisK1, May 27, 2004

BorisK1 wrote:

I was thinking that a very nice solution would be a PDA that had a
flash slot and either a harddrive or USB-2.0 host functionality
that would allow to attach an external HD or CD-writer. So far, no
PDA that I know of can host USB 2.0.

Not yet, but I'd expect to see it within the year. My little Toshiba (which is a 2-year old model) is almost there. Right now I can put an SD card into it and download from the card to the IO Magic, then view the images. All I really need is software to automate that a bit, and for both of them to be in the same casing.

My big point is that together they cost me only $300--far cheaper than other solutions with far less capability.

And the PDA is still, after all, a PDA. It can take voice or written notes (and download THEM to the hard drive); it can carry reference documents, calendars and appointment schedules, foreign language translators and dictionaryies, maps, handle budgets, store eBooks, et cetera.

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