Time to get a smart phone
March 22, 2005
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I'm interested in a cell phone with PDA capabilities. I have a large contact list in Excel. I want to update to a better program on my PC and have it compatible with my cell phone. Also, I want the phone to offer a good rate plan and reliable service. Finally, I travel outside the United States sometimes, and it would be nice if the phone could work internationally. All other features such as taking pictures and playing music are nice, but not essential.
| |Check out the Motorola MPx220.
It's a full-fledged smart phone that runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 operating system and is fully compatible with Outlook. If you put all of your contacts into Outlook (on your desktop), you can easily sync that data with the MPx220. Additionally, the MPx220 is offered by Cingular, so you should be able to use it while traveling abroad.
When he's not sending or receiving text messages and digital pictures on his cell phone, Senior Editor William O'Neal
is checking his e-mail on whatever smart phone or PDA he can get his hands on. "It's not about working 24/7," William says, "It's about being productive whenever and wherever you feel like."