I've never owned a PDA. Don't really have a lot of uses (that I know of) - except for perhaps storing documents (I'm in academics). I thought I would seek feedback on combo units (cell phone and PDA). What should I look for/be concerned about? I also thought I'd find out what was available in terms of MP3 and/or camera features as well.
I know that's a shotgun approach. If anyone can suggest websites or other sources of info, I'd really appreciate it.
Smartphones combine the PDA functions with cell phone features. You can get a cell phone for these devices and use them to make and receive calls. But these "cell phones" are smarter than others. They have PIM apps like contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, etc. and often can sync with your PC easily. You can store, edit and transfer documents between the smartphone and your PC. Many of them have built-in cameras which are not as good as stand-alone digital cameras, but it's very convinient since you usually carry your cell phone. Then you can choose from display screen size. If you read ebooks, edit lots of documents or surf the web a lot, you might consider a large screen. There are also portable keyboard if you need to touch-type a lot. Many smartphones can play MP3, videos and games. So there are many choices. Take a look at some of these reviews, maybe they will give you some ideas.