Sony PDAs Going Away Forever

Back in July of last year, I made a post called No
More Sony Clies In the US
about Sony’s decision to only sell their PDAs in
Japan. Well now, according
to Reuters
, they are discontinuing Clies altogether.

"The PDA market is being encroached by cellphones and other mobile devices
that can offer similar functions, making it difficult for PDAs to maintain their
position in the market," a Sony spokeswoman said.

Wow, I remember the very first Clies, and now it’s all over. Anyway,
enough nostalgia. Smart phones are all the rage right now. Personally, I use a Sidekick
II
which I love, and I’d never go back to a standard
PDA. (I do use a Garmin iQue,
too, to find my way, but that’s hardly standard.) Recently, I even started playing
with the Abacus
Wrist PDA
which is a lot of fun. What kinds of PDAs and smart phones are you
guys using these days? Likes and dislikes, pros and cons? Where do you see the
world of mobile heading now that one might declare the end of PDAs?

6 Responses to Sony PDAs Going Away Forever

  1. John Giotta says:

    I’m trying to obtain a Sony Ericsson P910a. The main problem is THE COST!!

  2. Mike Rankin says:

    The problem with PDAs and other electronic gadgets is that they don’t stand the test of time. I need to be able to go back 10 years and see that my personal records remain intact. A notebook (a real book, not a computer) works much better.As for smart phones, I’d really just like one that makes a simple, reliable phone call. I hope mm is not putting too much emphasis on mobile flash. While it is pretty cool, I’ve yet to find a mobile app that has been even moderately compelling.I guess I’m just too old to get excited about the same old ideas presented in yet another format.

  3. Ryan Guill says:

    Man, you mean to tell me im not even going to be able to import them from japan!? I own a clie PEG-NX80 and I love it. Palm OS 5.0, Silk launcher, digital camera/video camera, flashlight, mp3 player, voice recorder, takes memory stick and compact flash and a jog wheel, you cant get better than this. This is truly a sad day for me, although maybe i could sell this bad boy on ebay now for more…

  4. The sony 910 rocks. I use one of those, cost me £40 in the UK.

  5. The sony 910 rocks. I use one of those, cost me £40 in the UK.

  6. The sony 910 rocks. I use one of those, cost me £40 in the UK.