The Ten Best PDAs


1 BlackBerry Pearl

From free to £119.99

Your e-mails reach you wherever you are (you decide if that's a good thing). Much lighter than any previous e-mail phone, it also has a camera.

www.t-mobile.co.uk; 08454 125 000

2 HP iPaq hw6915 Mobile Messenger £450

The only product you need. It includes a camera, a slot for a phone sim card and Push Email.

www.hp.com/uk; 08705 474 747

3 Dell Axim X51V
£314

This has a great 3.7-inch screen, speedy performance for playing MP3s or games, and wi-fi connectivity. PC-compatible only.

www.dell.co.uk; 08709 075 818

4 Palm Tungsten E2
£142

Palm's best-kept secret. It's the most stylish model in the range, but it's also the best value. It has Bluetooth connectivity, andyour data is safe if the battery runs flat.

www.palm.com; 0118-974 2700

5 Samsung SGH-i320
Price to be announced

A would-be BlackBerry-killer. It has a Qwerty keypad, Bluetooth, and a camera, although no wi-fi.

www.carphonewarehouse.com;

0800 925 925

6 Palm TX
£216

Stylish and good value. You can switch the view from portrait to landscape to look at files easily. It's powerful, too, with wi-fi built in.

www.palm.com; 0118-974 2700

7 Palm LifeDrive
£265

Less a PDA, more a tiny computer. Bluetooth and wi-fi connections enable you to surf the net, and you can use it as your MP3 player.

www.palm.com; 0118-974 2700

8 Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox N520 £360

There's no excuse for getting lost because this one has satellite navigation built in. It also has wi-fi and Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk; 0800 004 003

9 Asus MyPal A639 Price to be announced

The chummily named MyPal A639 offers wi-fi and Bluetooth, as well as a huge amount of memory (1GB) and built-in GPS for satellite navigation.

www.asus.com; 01442 202 700

10 Nokia E61 From free with contract

This is a Nokia 3G mobile phone. It's great for typing texts, documents or e-mails, not least thanks to its excellent Qwerty keyboard.

www.vodafone.co.uk; 08080 365 366

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Life and Style
love + sex A new study has revealed the average size - but does that leave men outside the 'normal' range being thought of as 'abnormal'?
Arts and Entertainment
TV
Voices
The Palace of Westminster is falling down, according to John Bercow
voices..says Matthew Norman
Sport
Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet clash
football
News
Graham Norton said Irish broadcaster RTE’s decision to settle was ‘moronic’
TV
Arts and Entertainment
Jake and Dinos Chapman were motivated by revenge to make 'Bring me the Head of Franco Toselli! '
arts + ents Shapero Modern Gallery to show explicit Chapman Brothers film
Arts and Entertainment
Kurt Cobain performing for 'MTV Unplugged' in New York, shortly before his death
music Brett Morgen's 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' debunks many of the myths
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
Life and Style
life
Sport
Brendan Rodgers
football The Liverpool manager will be the first option after Pep Guardiola
News
Amazon misled consumers about subscription fees, the ASA has ruled
news
Arts and Entertainment
Myanna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Russell Tovey in 'Banished'
TV Jimmy McGovern tackles 18th-century crime and punishment
Arts and Entertainment
Paul Whitehouse as Herbert
arts + ents
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Receptionist / Office Administrator - Full or Part Time

£14600 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Established in 2003 the company...

Recruitment Genius: Social Media & Content Marketing Executive

£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing, Google certi...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE: SThree: SThree are a global FTSE 250 business...

Recruitment Genius: Customer Service Advisor

£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company has won the award ...

Day In a Page

Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn