Will the iPhone replace my PDA?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 754T, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. 754T Guest

    Jun 9, 2007
    I have a really old Sony Clie that uses the Palm software. I'd like to get rid of it if the iPhone comes with a calendar that will sync up to my PC like the Palm does. Does this sound like a feature that the iPhone will be capable of at launch or something that could be added later as a 3rd party application? I called 800MYAPPLE and got two conflicting responses. One person said that it would have it and the other said it wouldn't. Does anyone here have an idea of the probability that the iPhone will have it?
  2. applehero macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    29º 25' 26"N, 95º 29' 36"W
    Have you been to www.apple.com/iphone? All your questions should be answered there.

    There is calendar syncing through iTunes.
  3. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    If you're looking for calendering, then yes, I'm pretty sure the iPhone can handle that. Now if you use a lot of third party applications, then you'd be out of luck, but the iPhone should be able to handle the "classic" PDA functions like calendering and addressbooks.
  4. 754T thread starter Guest

    Jun 9, 2007
    Yes, all I'm looking for are basic calendaring functions such as:
    - Scheduling Events (birthdays, meetings...)
    - Scheduling reminders for the events above
    - Syncing my contact lists

    Most of all I'd like it to have an interface on my computer that I can type into and transfer (by syncing) to the phone. Similar to the Palm calendar.

    What are the chances that will be a feature of the iPhone?
  5. theman5725 macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
    You'll get all the scheduling with iCal sync, and contacts with Address Book sync.
  6. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    iPhone is hardly a device that will replace the PDA. Calendar and Address book are common in many phones.

    If you are looking to replace your Palm OS phone, you are probably out of luck because last I heard Palm will be using Windows Mobile on their devices from now on. Their new smartphone that comes out will be using WM6.
  7. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    I agree. As more details are revealed about what the iPhone lacks, I am leaning toward holding onto my current PDA phone and trying the iPhone for 30 days to see if it's something I can live with.
  8. 754T thread starter Guest

    Jun 9, 2007
    WOW!!! The iCal is cool, but I have a PC :(
    I wonder if the iPhone will come with a PC of iCal?
  9. applehero macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    29º 25' 26"N, 95º 29' 36"W
    It will sync with Outlook for a PC.
  10. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    you mean EVERY phone even the cheapest crappiest nokias have PIM?

    PIM is nothing new, if the iphone really wanted to compete, they would do what blackberry does, blackberry has intelisync, it can sync with almost ANY PIM out there, outlook (this is the biggest one), lotus notes, palm stuff, etc, etc, etc. i dont think apple is going about the iphone the right way, they lock it down too much to suit the majority of the people (IE NO SDK). if they wernt so nazi it would be an even bigger success

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