For school I carry a Samsung i760 Windows Mobile “smart phone.” I’m not sure who coined the phrase “smart phone” because it really couldn’t be any further from the truth. This thing wasn’t designed with the phone part being it’s primary function. To be honest, I’m not really sure what it’s primary function was supposed to be. Several years ago I purchased a Compaq iPaq Windows CE device and wasn’t impressed. I found the Windows CE operating system difficult to operate, and not really good at any of it’s intended functions. Personally, I feel the same way about Windows Mobile 6 Professional, it’s not really good at anything. Maybe that’s a little harsh, it’s not GREAT at anything. For example, I received a text message from one of my assistants letting me know of a family emergency and that she wouldn’t be in to work. However I didn’t get notification of that text message, I stumbled across the message that afternoon. Blackberry devices on the other hand do nearly everything great! Perhaps those of you with Windows Mobile devices know of some tweaks or something that I could do to start loving that device, but I think I’m going to stop using it.
Over the weekend I purchased an iPod Touch so that I could use it as a PDA, and use my LG VX-8700 cell phone. I’d buy the iPhone (or perhaps the new Blackberry Storm once it arrives) but the coverage area, particularly at school, is better with Verizon. So far I’m loving the iPod touch other than an application that I downloaded just seemed to lock up the device. All has been well since I removed it. I’ll write more of a review as I discover this little gem.