Not many smartphones include built-in WiFi support, so that requirements narrows the field dramatically. One of the options remaining is the Verizon Wireless XV6700, which runs Windows Mobile and includes a 1.3MP digital camera with flash. It's normally $399 with a $100 discount if you sign a 2-year contract. Aside from that I can't think of any off hand that have built-in WiFi.
In regards to the OS, Windows Mobile is typically preferred by Windows users and those looking for power and tweaking abilities while Palm is preferred by those who like simplicity. I made the switch from Palm to Windows Mobile and am happier, but the choice is really up to you. Once thing to consider...PocketPCs do not have native support for the Mac, so if you have Macs the Palm OS is the better option.
Hope this helps,
I currently have a basic mobile phone from cingular and a Palm Tungsten E2 PDA. in about a month my contract with cingular ends and I plan on switching to either Verizon or T-mobile service.
I am looking to get rid of my phone and my PDA and get a PDA phone or smartphone. I really dont know where to start looking. I want something that is easy to use as a phone (i dont have to scroll through menus for 5 minutes just to use it as a phone). but i am also looking for full functionality as far as bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and of course good cell phone reception. I am used to Palm OS and I really like it, but i am willing to try windows mobile 5 (or whatever the current version is). Im not really sure whether i want something with a touch screen and stylus or something with a scroll wheel and no touch screen.
so i am basically open to any suggestions you guys have, as long as they kind of fit into my loose guidelines above.
and one more thing, do you prefer palm os or windows for your mobile device? i have only tried palm but i want to know which is preferred among people.
thank you in advance for any help you provide.