Hello everyone! I am sorry if this is the wrong place to post. I did not know if I was supposed to post here or in the "Looking for A PDA, Article Links Here" thread. I thought it would be safest to post here... Anyway, any help you could give me would be very much appreciated! I will be going off to college in about mid-September at the University of Cincinnati and I will be majoring in Chemical engineering. I am looking for a PDA or a smartphone to help me keep track of homework assignments, projects, meetings, chores, etc., but I am not sure of what is the best to get. Here are my answers to the generic questions: What operating system do you have on your computer? I recently ordered a new laptop for college. I did not order an operating system with it because I can get it far cheaper through the university's licensing program. I expect to most likely get XP Pro SP2 for a while and then upgrade to Vista Ultimate when it is offered (and bugs are worked out!). Also, I got Bluetooth and a good wireless card (A/G/N Card...), is it possible for the PDA/SmartPhone to sync up directly with that w/o a cable? What are you looking to use the PDA for? (Be detailed) As stated, mostly as an organizer. Homework assignments, projects, family events, appointments, etc. Other nice functions would be word processing, possibly e-mail and internet (though I would probably use my laptop instead). I would like a decent looking screen, but I really want it to be easy to input text quickly so that I actually use it to keep track of appointments. That is probably my major concern. I am not even sure myself what I need. What do you think a Chem.E. student needs in a PDA? (Or what would be helpful?) Do you want a SmartPhone (i.e. a PDA with a built in phone -- these tend to be more expensive)? I kind of like the idea of a SmartPhone, but it is not a deal breaker. Also, the university recently started a new program where they give basic cell phones and plans for free (instead of an in-room phone). So I will probably have to go through the carrier "Cincinnati Bell." The university does offer some cell phone/SmartPhone options. SmartPhone options include BLACKBERRY 7100g (Price: $299.99), BLACKBERRY 8700g (Price: $399.99), TREO 650 (Price: $519.99), I-MATE K-JAM (Price: $519.00). (But I kind of like the idea of getting the free MOTOROLA BLUE RAZR and just buying a PDA to accompany it). Your price range? The $520 for the better Smartphones is a little salty... I could do it if that was all I was getting and it provided great functionality, but I would prefer under $500 for a SmartPhone or under $350 for a PDA. Do you currently have a PDA? If so, what operating system? Do you want to stay with this operating system? No. N/A. N/A. Are there any specific programs that you need to be able to run? Not really... just basic PDA functions (i.e. Organizer... Word Processor would be nice). I got a really nice laptop (Sager NP2090 w/ Nvidia 8600 GT), so I don't really care about games on my PDA!