smartphones, etc.

Palm Pre looks pretty good, probably will wait for the next version though.  Even with the iPhone 3GS, it's probably the right upgrade path from a Treo.  A lower price/plan, better battery life would have knocked the Palm Pre out of the ballpark, but still good.  Walt Mossberg's review

Other stuff I've been playing around with:

  • an unlocked G1 phone (w/ Android 1.5, fun to play with)
  • mobile wireless via Sprint (though heard AT&T's was 3x faster)

I check out the Netbooks every once in a while and I like the Dell Minis but there's so many out there now.  It's an interesting (and confusing) product segmentation — second laptop, ultralight for business travelers, kids.