I treated myself this year at Christmas, well some days after Christmas since the stores over here did not get it before Christmas, on my first Pocket PC ever. I had done a lot of research on which and what kind of mobile phone I should pick. I came to the conclusion that I did not wanted a SmartPhone anymore, I had that in the past, but now I wanted a PDA Phone (Pocket PC).
While doing research I found out that I really needed to write down my "must haves" versus "nice to haves". There are so many PDA Phones to choose from and I can really recommend everyone doing this before picking your new mobile phone.
My must haves for my PDA phone:
- Design, thin and easy to handle
- Windows Mobile 5.0
- Upgradable via ROM flash
- Good and clear screen
- (Sliding) keyboard *
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- GSM + Unlocked + Cingular
Nice to haves for my PDA Phone:
- FM Radio
After I wrote these down I started to look again at PDA phones. I ended up comparing three PDA phones (it were more than 3 but anways..). HP iPAQ hw69XX, HTC P4350 and the E-ten M700.
After comparing specs and reading tons of reviews I went for the E-ten M700. This device had all the things I needed + more. E-ten is a fairly unknown player of mobile phones in the States and even when I was still in The Netherlands I did not hear of them. They are actually a big company over in Taiwan. Oh I bought the device over at http://www.gbtmobile.com, they had a great price and excellent service and I can really recommend these guys.
In my next posting titled "E-ten M700 review - My first attempt to write a review" I will try to write down what I think about the device and how good or bad it is. I will receive my simcard on Tuesday!!