Smartphones - wave of the future
I use the pda/phone for business, not as a toy. So I don't care about the photo exchange with the camera. I'm out of the office quite a bit and support staff books appointments and updates data, contact and calendar info.
There is an advantange to the smartphone vs. pda. I can sync the HP iPAC with an exchange server via internet from any location and push-button calling and email with MS outlook. The HP iPAC also has a slimmed down word processor and spread sheet. Nice features, but limited. The full versions just won't fit on a pocket pc.
I used to use a Palm and it gets the basic job done. Still, combining a cell with a PDA and computer fuctions is nice. It's the wave of the future, I suspect.
Sounds like to make the pocket pc fully functional with a linux-based desktop, we would a linux operating system for designed for the pocket pc, along with comparative applications for the pocket pc, such as calendar and word processing.