In the mobile world, there are only so many things you can fit into a device. As a customer, there always seems to be some compromise you have to make when determining what device to buy. Maybe the device is a little bigger than you would like. Maybe it has a camera that is not allowed by your workplace. Maybe it is missing Bluetooth or WiFi. Maybe it does not have enough memory. Of course, the list can go on and on and on.
This really is apparent to me as I am trying to make a purchase myself. I am finding that there is not a perfect mobile device (cell phone, smart phone, or pda). It just does not exist, and I have tried a lot of different devices. For me, the Treo 650 came close to combining everything I need into one device. However, the screen size, absence of WiFi, and other quirks kept it from being the perfect mobile device for me.
I have even considered the perfect mobile solution, which would consist of multiple devices. Considering multiple devices is equally frustrating as it adds so many other issues into the mix such as recharging them all or carrying them all. It just seems cumbersome and time consuming to buy and to manage multiple devices.
Even though it seems to be a myth, I am still hopeful that I will find my perfect mobile device.