Okay, I bit the bullet and upgraded my cell phone to an Audiovox SMT 5600.

 

I have to say that I’m quite pleased with the improvements over what I was using before.  Reception is much better, the smaller size is more pleasant to deal with, and the device performs quite nicely.  On all fronts, the human interface was well thought-out and implemented.  It’s by far and away the nicest cell phone I’ve ever owned or used.

 

Here’s a list of add-ons that really put the icing on the cake:

 

Pocket Stars – Can you say the entire night sky, automatically calculated by your current latitude and longitude?

 

Fizz Traveler – A boatload of useful travel utilities coupled with a nice sun clock.  Very well done.

 

PokerOne – An extremely well done poker game.  Easy to play and the house can be quite aggressive.

 

Cubis – A “Tetris” style block game.  Great sound, graphics and playability.

 

Pocket Streets and Trips – A buddy of mine has this running with a Bluetooth powered GPS.  A definite must have!