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drowley
Pro (for)
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TheTannMan
Con (against)

Is a smartphone a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant)

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Started: 5/7/2018 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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drowley

Pro

Since a PDA can assist people in various tasks just as a smartphone can, a smartphone must be a form of PDA. The biggest difference of technology between a smartphone and a PDA is that a smartphone has cell phone capabilities such as calling and texting.
TheTannMan

Con

A smartphone is not a PDA because of many reasons. First, a PDA cannot call or text like a smartphone can. Also, a PDA does not have Wi-Fi capability. On smartphones, you can install whatever app(s) you want but on a PDA, you get stuck using the default apps like a calendar/planner. Also, you cannot get advanced functions on a PDA, but you can on a smartphone. You also cannot get social media platforms or games on a PDA. A PDA is an outdated personal calendar but you get all of that on a cell phone.
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