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A pocket-sized computer used for storing and retrieving information such as addresses and appointments.
- ‘For those of us who have thrown out those old-fashioned appointment books and are now into electronic organizers, remember to recharge your Palm Pilot before coming to Salt Lake.’
- ‘A bright spot is flash memory, chips that store data when devices such as cell phones and electronic organizers are turned off.’
- ‘PDA's suffer from the legacy of being regarded as glorified electronic organisers but the reality is that the market and technology for handheld computing has never been more buoyant or as exciting as it is today.’
- ‘Like a personal fitness trainer and an electronic organiser, stress has become a badge of honour amongst busy executives who want to publicly declare themselves to be indispensable.’
- ‘Manufacturers have expanded the PDA's abilities from a simple electronic organizer into an active data path, digital camera, wireless phone and even a network-based gametoy.’
- ‘What would happen if he were suddenly thrust into the city, forced to adapt to things like proper plumbing and electronic organizers?’
- ‘Bluetooth is the code name for a very hot wireless technology that enables data connections between electronic devices such as desktop computers, wireless phones, electronic organizers and printers.’
- ‘Certainly its 1987 patents post-date the electronic organiser, which dates back to the mid-80s.’
- ‘Most of us live such intense and harried lives that we need to schedule brushing our teeth in our electronic organizers.’
- ‘But the relatively small number of shares issued by the portable electronic organizer maker sent prices soaring when it debuted March 2, so the total take could be much higher.’
- ‘Features such as voice command, Internet access, an extended electronic organizer, and multi-language capability make the phone attractive to people on the go.’
- ‘Many households have at least one game console or a home computer capable of playing games - even electronic organizers and cell phones have built-in games.’
- ‘Nine-year-old Beth wants an electronic organiser for Christmas while her brother Michael, aged 11, is only too aware of the differences between games consoles.’
- ‘It was heavy and slow, however, and it took another decade - with the arrival in 1993 of the Newton MessagePad - for the personal electronic organiser to find its own market.’
- ‘He was reputed to always carry an electronic organiser overloaded with the names and phone numbers of a network of global contacts.’
- ‘The company plans to begin shipping electronic organizers, or personal digital assistants this year.’
- ‘Despite more than half a decade of trying to convince consumers that a PDA is more than an electronic organiser, that's still how most people view them.’
- ‘‘Imagine walking by your PC with your cell phone and your electronic organizer,’ says Annibaldi.’
- ‘The college fan and attendee universe also skews with a bias toward import cars, hot tubs, steam cookers, espresso and cappuccino makers and electronic organizers.’
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