Thanks for providing the opportunity to research this question.
There are several varieties of PDA in the market place. I have
confined my research to non-tablet PCs (Pocket PC, Palm, Linux PDAs,
Pocket PCs [integrated]:
Toshiba e740 Pocket PC
Symbol PDT 8000 (optional, but integrated)
Symbol PDT 8100
Symbol PPT 2800
Intermec 700 Color
HP iPAQ 5450
Handspring's Springboard-capable models
All 2003 HP iPAQ 5000 series
Late 2003 Dell handhelds (similar to
The following PDA "add-in" hardware supports 802.11:
Linksys WCF11 Instant Wireless Network CF Card
Socket Communications Low Power Wireless LAN type I CF card
D-Link DCF-650W CompactFlash (CF) type II Network Card
Xircom SpringPort Wireless Ethernet Module for Handspring Visor and
A host of other similar cards also support it, but these should get
Ability to use these depends heavily on drivers. In addition, PDAs
such as the iPAQ which can with an expansion pack accept a PCMCIA card
will usually work with any PCMCIA card supporting 802.11b.
No news on 802.11a or 802.11g yet, from what I could find.
Now that Texas Instruments has implemented lower-power 802.11b
solutions (http://www.infosync.no/show.php?id=2254), we may see more
In addition, SyChip has Secure Digital 802.11b in the works, which
will also expand reach (hopefully to many Palm OS devices).
802.11b is only just now starting to become available in integrated
handhelds. Many prefer the iPAQ model, as it allows you freedom to
use 802.11b with many popular applications as well as to switch out
and use something else when necessary.
Danger (www.danger.com) and (www.sharp.com) are probably next to
Good luck in your search!
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