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'''Cell phones''' or '''mobile phones''' are an important target for [[forensic investigator]]s.
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== Technologies ==
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'''Personal Digital Assistants''' ('''PDAs''') are handheld devices with features such as calendar, notes, and so on.
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* [[CDMA]]
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* [[TDMA]]
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* [[GSM]]
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* [[iDEN]]
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* [[EDGE]]
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* [[GPRS]]
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* [[UMTS]]
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== Hardware ==
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== History ==
  
* [[RIM BlackBerry]]
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The first PDA was introduced by [[Apple|Apple Inc.]] with the release of the [[Newton]] in 1993. The CEO at Apple at the time, John Sculley, coined the device a "Personal Digital Assistent" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He claimed that PDAs would become "ubiquitous tools that would hold telephone numbers, keep your calendar, store notes, plus send and receive data wirelessly". While the Newton could not do all that he predicted at the time, his claim would ultimately become a reality many years later.
* [[T-Mobile Sidekick  ]]
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* [[SIM Cards]]
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== Operating Systems ==
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While the Apple Newton went practically unnoticed in the consumer market, the introduction of the [[Palm Pilot]] by [[Palm|Palm, Inc.]] in 1996 started the popularity of the PDA. The device was a highly effective method of information management because one could store calendars, to-do lists, notes, and address book all in one simple handheld.
  
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With the advent of faster processors and better displays, PDAs gained more features, such as improved handwriting recognition, music and video playback, and [[Bluetooth]] and [[WiFi]] capabilities. [[Palm OS]]'s stronghold in the PDA operating system arena was challenged by the release of alternative PDA OSs such as [[Symbian]], [[Windows CE]], [[Microsoft Windows Mobile]], and [[Linux]]. New devices, such as [[Research in Motion]]'s [[BlackBerry]], redefined the way that individuals stayed in touch with one another. The proliferation of [[Cellphones|cell phones]] into the majority of households around the world has also created the [[Smartphone]], which integrates the traditional functionality of phones and PDAs into one device.
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== Current Popular PDA Operating Systems ==
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* [[RIM BlackBerry]]
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* [[Linux]]
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* [[Palm]]
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* [[Symbian]]
 
* [[Microsoft PocketPC]]
 
* [[Microsoft PocketPC]]
 
* [[Microsoft Windows Mobile]]
 
* [[Microsoft Windows Mobile]]
* [[Palm]]
 
* [[RIM BlackBerry]]
 
* [[Symbian]]
 
* [[Linux]]
 
 
== Forensics ==
 
 
'''Procedures'''
 
 
* [[Cell Phone Forensics]]
 
* [[SIM Card Forensics]]
 
* [[External Memory Card Forensics]]
 
 
== Tools ==
 
 
'''Flashers'''
 
* [[UFS Tornado]]
 
  
'''Hardware'''
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== PDA Forensics ==
* [[ Azimuth RadioProof™ Enclosures]]
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* [[Radio Frequency (RF) Jammers]]
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* [[Network Security Solutions Secure Tents]]
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* [[Network Security Solutions Seizure Bags for Cell Phones/PDAs/Laptops]]
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* [[Paraben Device Seizure Toolbox]]
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* [[Paraben Handheld First Responder Kit]]
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* [[Paraben StrongHold Bag]]
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'''Software'''
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===Links===
* [[BitPIM]]
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* [[Cellebrite UFED]]
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* [[Cell Phone Analyzer]]
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* [[DataPilot Secure View]]
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* [[FloAt's Mobile Agent]]
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* [[ForensicMobile]]
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* [[ForensicSIM]]
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* [[Guidance Software Neutrino]]
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* [[iDEN Companion Pro]]
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* [[iDEN Media Downloader]]
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* [[iDEN Phonebook Manager]]
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* [[LogiCube CellDEK]]
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* [[MicroSystemation .XRY]]
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* [[MOBILedit!]]
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* [[Oxygen PM II]]
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* [[Paraben Device Seizure]]
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* [[Paraben SIM Seizure]]
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* [[Pandora's Box]]
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* [[Quantaq USIMdetective]]
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* [[Quantaq USIMcommander]]
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* [[Quantaq USIMdetective]]
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* [[Quantaq USIMexplorer]]
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* [[Quantaq USIMprofiler]]
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* [[Quantaq USIMregistrar]]
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* [[TULP2G]]
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Revision as of 20:45, 24 April 2006

Sharp Zaurus

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are handheld devices with features such as calendar, notes, and so on.

History

The first PDA was introduced by Apple Inc. with the release of the Newton in 1993. The CEO at Apple at the time, John Sculley, coined the device a "Personal Digital Assistent" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He claimed that PDAs would become "ubiquitous tools that would hold telephone numbers, keep your calendar, store notes, plus send and receive data wirelessly". While the Newton could not do all that he predicted at the time, his claim would ultimately become a reality many years later.

While the Apple Newton went practically unnoticed in the consumer market, the introduction of the Palm Pilot by Palm, Inc. in 1996 started the popularity of the PDA. The device was a highly effective method of information management because one could store calendars, to-do lists, notes, and address book all in one simple handheld.

With the advent of faster processors and better displays, PDAs gained more features, such as improved handwriting recognition, music and video playback, and Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. Palm OS's stronghold in the PDA operating system arena was challenged by the release of alternative PDA OSs such as Symbian, Windows CE, Microsoft Windows Mobile, and Linux. New devices, such as Research in Motion's BlackBerry, redefined the way that individuals stayed in touch with one another. The proliferation of cell phones into the majority of households around the world has also created the Smartphone, which integrates the traditional functionality of phones and PDAs into one device.

Current Popular PDA Operating Systems

PDA Forensics

Links