I’ve been a user of handheld/PDA devices for many years now, starting in 1991. My list includes:
They have all been very useful in lots of different ways, not just as simple organisers. Since the battery in my most recent (the m505) stopped holding useful amounts of charge (yes, it is possible to replace the battery) I’ve been thinking about possible replacements, and in the meantime I’ve been relying on the calendar and address book in my phone to keep me vaguely organised.
The trouble is, I’m not sure what to get next. There’s plenty of choice if all you want is a straightforward PDA, but in this online world it seems that I’d get much more benefit from something with a plausibly useable web-browser and WiFi. The Nokia 770 is the closest thing I can find to my ideal handheld. What it is missing is the basic organiser functionality (contacts, calendar, etc.) that’s syncable to something external. Given that Nokia now seem to be working with Google, by having a Gtalk client on there for example, something that syncs to gmail’s addressbook, Google Calendar and Google Notebook would be perfect. That would give me online access to them when I can get online and offline access when I can’t. I’ve no idea, though, if they are even thinking about that, let alone working on it.
All of the other devices either have screens that are too small for my tastes, or are physically too big. Looks like I’ll have to be “handheldless” for a little while longer.
Unless anybody knows of a device I’ve missed…