As some of my friends and colleagues know I like my gadgets. Thanks to ebay and others I have turned around one Microsoft Mobile (CE/PocketPc) every year for the past 10 years. Here are the phones:
Reason for change
Battery life and screen visibility
Introduced me to NimH batteries as it would only last a couple of hours for standard batteries.
HP Jornada 720
Too bulky, somewhat slow
Colour screen and full keyboard. HEAVY though and expensive.
Casio Cassipeia e105
Slow and chunky. Screen hard to read outdoors. Stolen at NZ Airport with Microdrive.
First colour pocket PC handheld device. Well designed (Jog wheel!)
Wanted to integrate phone with organiser
Brilliant screen and build quality. Set the bar for the market.
HP Jornada 928
Hardware failures, weight and not the most reliable phone
Great concept (external front display and cover) except for the size
i-mate Pocket PC Phone Edition
Size (possibly some speed envy)
Excellent. A true integrated phone PDA.
Intermediate hardware faults.
Brilliant size and rugged
O2 XDA Atom
Hardware kept resetting and losing 1/5 calls
Smallest pocket pc but made me squint to see the text
Windows Mobile 6!
Brilliant battery life and operationally great. Really changed my perception of SmartPhone
Next I was considering the i-mate 7150 but I think now I'll use the ever so good form factor of the HTC Touch.
Just one think HTC left off in the Touch PDA. No 3G support. major oversight
Yes.... After some thought I did a I turn and am now getting the HTV cavalier. It dawned on me that I needed the keys and the cavaliers speed is quite impressive.