The news today (from Engadget) is that T-Mobile has pulled the HP iPAQ 6315 (PDA/Phone) from the shelves. I was an early adopter of this device starting about 6 months ago.
I, after a while of searching, experimenting and tweaking, got mine to where I found it reasonably functional. I loved the always-on-email but the phone was marginal and the camera was completely useless (it's "shutter speed" is so slow I couldn't take a picture unless I was resting it on a table!).
So I was a pretty happy camper until recently when it started crashing in the middle of important phone calls! I mean "freezing" so that I had to "reboot" the phone and the caller thought I'd hung up on them!
So last weekend I went to the T-Mobile store and for $40 got a Samsung SGH-C225. It's just a phone! No camera, no email, it does do SMS but that's it!
And it works great! I have signal everywhere (with the HP I was always dropping out) and I can talk with confidence!
However, now I have a $$$ brick that I wish I'd never bought and I don't have my always-on-email anymore 🙁
T-Mobile service, now that I can talk to people is great, costs a reasonable amount, and they're nice people....so here's hoping T-Mobile does the right thing by their customers and get some new PDA model and offers at least a trade-in for the 6315 so I can start getting my email again...and one more thing: MAKE SURE IT WORKS AS A PHONE!!!