Palm PDAShort for Personal Digital Assistant, PDA is a device similar to a computer that fits in the palm of your hand and allows the user to collect such information as contacts, appointments, files, programs, and more. The term PDA was first used by John Scully at CES on January 7, 1992, while describing the Apple Newton. The picture is the Palm Tungsten | E2 and an example of a PDA. Today, with the popularity and advances in cell phones (smartphones), PDA's are rarely found and used as users migrate to smartphones like the iPhone.

Also see: Phone terms, Handheld, Palmtop computer, Pen computer, Smartphone