Okay, I am finally a bit tired of carrying mutliple devices and, more to the point, I really want web and email access wherever I am. So I am looking for my first Smartphone. I did look at pairing the Nokia 770 with my current phone, but the lack of a keyboard takes it out of the running for me.
I admit I am biased against MS, mostly because when I have looked at them (and I even used an HPC at one point), it was confusing if the software I wanted would work with the device I was looking at (CE.Net, Phone edition, etc.). I am currently using Cingular, and it would be easiest to stay with them, tho I have considered a switch to T-Mobile.
I have looked at the Blackberry 8700, the Sidekick 3, the Nokia E61, the MDA/Cingular 8125 and the upcoming Ogo. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. The SK and the Ogo don't seem to have document editing or ebooks, which seems to toss them right out. I have heard mixed reviews on the browsers for each of the remaining. Also, the joystick and interface for the E61 seems to be getting mixed reviews, the Windows interface always gets mixed reviews, and the 8700 lacks both a media slot and WiFi, limiting my ebooks and document portability.
Not essential, but if my new toy were to play nicely with my Mac, even better. If not, I still keep a Windows machine for gaming.
So, what am I missing? Any other devices I should be considering? Any feedback on the 8700, E61 or the MDA? Any input would be greatly appreciated.