Businesses choosing a mobile device for email, web access and talking on the phone have a wide range of choices to choose from. It can be hard to decide which one is for you. If you need to type a lot, make sure the device you use (try them out first) is comfortable for typing. If you really want a PHONE (first and foremost) but that can check email from time to time make sure the form factor is more phone like.
I wrote an article about this recently on NY Report. (You can get a free subscription to the report here)
Business Week writes When I looked for the best device to balance my increasingly mobile lifestyle against my obsessive-compulsive need to manage my e-mail, the Treo 650 ranked at the top for its out-of-the-box simplicity. Still, there was much to like about a slew of other products. I tried the BlackBerry 7100g, T-Mobile’s Sidekick II, the Audiovox 6600, and OQO’s model 01 pocket-size PC, as well as mobile data cards for e-mail surfing on laptops.
Why do I like the Treo 650 best? These all-in-one appliances tend to be good at doing a lot of things, but excel at nothing. For the most part, the Treo from Sprint (FON ) ($420) and Cingular ($400), with Verizon (VZ ) coming soon, breaks that mold. palmOne followed up its popular Treo 600 by upgrading the camera, making the screen brighter. Its revamped keyboard makes it is easier to type long, one-handed messages and gain access to applications on the 650. The company also added Bluetooth wireless technology, so I was able to make phone calls on a Bluetooth headset during long commutes and take photos and send them to a Bluetooth-enabled Canon (CAJ ) printer for crisp, clear pictures. Add a wireless keyboard, and the daring might even consider leaving the laptop at home.