Thanks Rick, for your input! besides the parts though, I would have to replace my lost microphone for the tx, and the bluetooth gps unit I used with it...I may still go the route of repair but it would be nice to have an all in one unit (sans phone) I was hoping to find something with those features built in, and a PIM and that had a good desktop sync, that did not require phone service to be fully functional...I know some phones do this, I just don't know much about phones and don't know where to start looking and eliminating. I don't need the latest and greatest (read high dollar) just something that is a compromise of my list of "wishes" as listed above. When searching around the internet, I get overwhelmed, and with every smart phone being phone oriented, it is hard to determine which ones can use which functions without service (ie, some do allow gps without service, some don't) without having a search starting place, or some knowledge of phones and phone lingo. Any advise is appreciated..