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Starting out his Mac life slipping into the senior Mac labs while in junior school, Shane progressed to DTP and level 1 certification as an Apple tech managing an Apple Service Center. Shane was the Senior Editor of AlwaysMac Magazine and is currently the Executive Editor of the Mac EvangeList iWriters and the Daily Digest.

A PDA made for Mac users

Is the PDA revolution still going on? Every year we are told the PDA revolution is upon us, only to be told months later that sales have not met expectations. I have owned a PDA since my Newton MessagePad 130, then a MessagePad 2100, then a Palm somethingX, then a Handspring Visor Deluxe, then frustrated I went back the the MessagePad 2100 and then stopped using a PDA altogether.

It was no long after I got rid of the Visor that I realized I really did need a PDA after all. It was at this time I had heard about a new model PalmOS device soon to be released in Japan and then in the US a few months later. Could I wait that long? I investigated the specs...yes I could!

The device is the SONY Clie T415.

A grayscale device that runs the PalmOS, licensed of course from Palm's software division. Usually, as is the case with Handspring's models until the advent of the new Trio, a third party will simply compete on price. SONY though have not just competed on price, which they do very well, they have a large number of built in features the other brands don't even come close to - and yes, it is Mac compatible out of the box.
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