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ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Most handheld computers, such as smart phones, PDAs, and Tablet PCs, use a variety of
alternatives for entering data and instructions (Figure 5). One of the more popular handheld
computer input devices is the stylus. A stylus is a small metal or plastic device that looks like a
ballpoint pen, but uses pressure instead of ink to write, draw, or make selections.
Smart phones often include a digital camera so users can send pictures and videos to others
(Figure 6).
Users enter data and instructions into a PDA using a variety of techniques.
FIGURE 5
take pictures by
inserting the card
attached to the digital
camera in the PDA’s
card slot
use one end of
the pen/stylus to
make selections
on the PDA
screen and the
other end to
write on paper
scan documents by
inserting the card
attached to the
scanner in the PDA's
card slot
enter text-based
messages by
pressing buttons
on an on-screen
keyboard
transfer data and
instructions to and
from computer and
PDA in its cradle by
connecting cradle to
computer with a cable
FIGURE 6 Many smart phones
include a digital camera so users can
send pictures and videos to others.
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