I am looking for a handy PDA/Smartphone for my personal use around INR 16000 (USD 400-450)) or so.
Here is what I need to do with my PDA/phone -
(1) Lots of SMS memory & good quality music (I own Sony w700 now, so...) and user friendly call/address book UI. (I like the one on my sony w700) (2) A decent camera, don't need autofocus but should be at least 2 MP camera. (3) Emails, I need to access my mails - so it must be having good email supprt. (4) Internet browsing, acceessing important sites when I am on the move and ability to view documents. (5) I am yet undecided whether I should go for QWERTY keybord or use touchscreen/stylus - I haven't used touchscreen phone, so not sure about my comfort level. If it's a QWERTY keybord, I'd prefer it sliding in instead of showing up like E 61. (6) It must be having user friendly UI. I am in love with sony UI in general and Nokia is god as well. (7) It should look good (not likeNokia E61) and should be portable enough to carry in a trouser pocket.
I have already ruled out E61 & MotoMing. I used Motorola V3i and did't like UI, an it stored only 30 SMS. Hated phone functionality though loved the way it was built & looked.
So what options do I have?? I can increase my budget a bit if needed. How are those new HTC phones? How's D 600? HTC S 710? How's iMate?? HP iPAQ?? Is Nokia E65 available in India? Any other suggestions?
Any first hand inputs of people actully using PDA phones - is Symbian better than Windows Mobile OS?
Which phone to buy is a good forum for phone related queries. Sadly, it seems down right now.
You can try out (in no particular order): i) N73 (smart phone, Symbian) ~ 15k ii) ROKR E6 (music PDA Touch Screen phone, linux based) ~ 14k iii) SE P990i (PDA phone with QWERTY, symbian UIQ) ~ 18k (not sure)