It would be a bonus if I could sell my old one and also my phone. I am looking to go back to having one device for both purposes.
My current PDA is the XDA exec. For me its/it’s* most pleasing feature is that at the time it had double the resolution of EVERY other windows Mobile based PDA on the market (640x480)
Secondary arethat it’s a ‘clam phone’ (In other words it opens up like a clam to reveal a sturdy and quite useable keyboard) and that it is (or was) quite high-spec.
Problem is: It no longer works as a phone. About a year ago it started having difficulties detecting that a sim card was present. I replaced the sim card, to no avail. Since then I continued to use it as a portable wireless internet device. Almost every morning when I’ve woken up I pick it up off the bedside shelf, check a few websites (icanhascheezburger.com, news.bbc.co.uk. Not SDMB because on a 640x480 screen that’s not really practical, and besides… I’m not that obsessed with the SDMB!) Then I log into work via GotoMyPC and check emails (or rather I read them, and then mark them as unread so that I will read them properly at work later on). Then I check emails on my main account and my sacraficial spam account (then one I use when you have to supply an email to get an account somewhere, but suspect it might attract spam because of that)
I am wondering if people would still by a PDA/phone which is now just a PDA (albeit a fairly good one). (Would you?)
I am also wondering if any other PDAs on the market have caught up resolution wise. Anyone know of a PDA 640x480 or higher, that’s also a phone, has a physical (hideable) keyboard, wireless, 3g, decent processor and memory, and is windows mobile 5 or 6???
[sub]*When refering to a property of a thing do you use an apostrophe in ‘its’ because you are talking about something it posesses? Or do you NOT use an apostrophe because it is an ‘it’, an un-named thing?[/sub]
I don’t know about your PDA issues (FWIW, I have a Palm Treo 700-series and like it just fine but it doesn’t have your specifications), but I *can help you with this: the possessive of “it” is always “its,” no apostrophe. “it’s” only means “it is” or “it has.” It’s the same as the difference between “his” and “he’s.”
Getting back to the subject at hand, you may want to take a look at the just-released HTC Touch Pro, a VGA-equipped 3G phone running WM6.1. The experts over at XDADevelopers.com have been quite impressed with the Touch Pro, and I’m planning on getting one when they introduce a US GSM version.