The laptop works for most things most of the time. PDAs are a shadow of what you can get via a browser on a full size machine. And every phone I've seen has a vampire tap into your wallet.
All I want is a way to surf the internet when I'm out and about without schlepping my big money company laptop with me. Was considering the IPAQs, but then I started thinking if all I need is a basic internet appliance, why not just get a reconditioned/cheapo laptop with WiFi...then I stopped in at Tmobile and saw the new sidekicks and that that might not be a bad option but I don't know much about them.
Like I said, the only thing this will be used for is to access the internet via WiFi. What makes the most sense?