Gadgets I'm considering buying
What should I get? Help me decide.
 
Cellphone/PDA hybrid  
Handspring Treo 180
(Cellphone/PDA hybrid)
$400

cnet review
Expensive!
Bulky
Stupid keyboard
Eliminated!
I don't want to carry around two things, a phone and a PDA.

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RIM BlackBerry 5810 (Cellphone/PDA hybrids)

cnet review
Not like a palm.
You have to use the headphones to talk.
Eliminated!
Samsung SPH-I300
(Cellphone/PDA hybrids)
$500, 8bit color


cnet review
Expensive!
only serial, no USB
Eliminated!
Samsung SPH-I300
(Cellphone/PDA hybrids)
$99
grayscale


CHOICE #2
Only $99 at CompUSA!!!

The only thing is that
* extra battery $80
* extra cradle $80
* phone service is Sprint, which I heard sux.
* it's kinda bulky
* no usb

Does Sprint suck? Who would you recommend for cellular phone service?
The cheap option  
Handspring Visor Deluxe
(PDA)
8mb, 2bit & 4bit gray
$100-$120

cnet review
CHOICE #1
I'll prolly go with this one. Cheapest one with 8mb. Those phone hybrids just aren't there yet. And I don't think I can wait a year.

The only thing is the 2bit gray. Yuck. But i like the $100 price.

Which color should I get? I'm leaning to the yellow.
I like cheap. It doesn't make me worry about losing it as much.
Palm m105
(PDA)
8mb, 2bit gray
$$120
The screen is too small on this one. Eliminated!
the pretty silver option  
Palm Vx
(PDA)
8mb, 2bit gray
$174

cnet review
2bit gray knocks this out of the silver option.
Eliminated!
Are the silver options worth an extra $60-100 over the cheap option? The 4bit screen would be nice though.
Handspring Visor Edge
(PDA)
8mb, 4bit gray
$163

cnet review
CHOICE #3
Of the three remaining silver options, this one is the cheapest, and it looks nice. I love the thinness.
Handspring Visor Pro
(PDA)
16mb, 16bit color
$199

cnet review
CHOICE #4
Also nice looking. And 16 megs. But worth the extra $40--50?
Handspring Visor Platinum
(PDA)
8mb, 4bit gray
$155

cnet review
Not as nice looking. Rather get the edge than this one.
Eliminated!
the color option
Palm m130
(PDA)
8mb, 16bit color
$250

cnet review
Now if I decide to go the color route, this is the best cheapest option.  But do I really want to shell out an extra $150 for color? I don't think so.
Sony CLIE series No Mac support
Eliminated!
 
 

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