Dave, Ernie the Attorney and Bernie Goldbach discuss the merits of various cellphone/pda devices. I’ve successfully fought my wife’s attempts to have me buy a portable phone for a few years now. Some of these devices are tempting.
These are the things that I would require, and none of the devices listed have them all:
- Cell Phone with headset/mic jack
- QWERTY keyboard
- MP3 Player (holds at least 50 songs)
- Palm OS driven
- Mac-compatible synchronization applications
- Email, web and instant messaging
The following would be nice, but their absence would not be deal-killers:
- GSP capabilities
- Color display
Back in the mid-80s I had an Atari Portfolio and absolutely loved it. It ran a ton of DOS programs and utilities, and I used to access my BBS from it with a battery-powered modem (2400 baud). I want a 2003 version of the Portfolio.