In the past I have written about my Treo 650 and my Motorola Q. But overall I have not been very happy with these in the end. Using them as a wireless modem was cumbersome and the Q actually sucks and even though it is a slim phone I think it is a wireless brick. Next month my contract is expiring with Verizon and so I decided to go and check out what options I would have. I wanted a small phone and wireless broadband access. Either get a small phone that can be use for DUN (Dial-up Networking) or get a small phone and wireless broadband card. I went for the latter. I now own a LG Chocolate (the new version that is supposed to be fixed compared to the first one) and free wireless broadband card for my laptop(s). I do have 2 laptops – a D600 from Dell and a D820 from Dell. The D600 makes a great travel laptop due to being small and lightweight, but large enough and powerfull enough to give me full hardware support that I need for my work. The D820 is my day to day work laptop with bigger screen and more hardware power (CPU, Memory, bigger hard drive, etc.).
Time has shown that I barely used the PDA type of phone to check email or browse the web. I don’t need PDA type of functionality. If I really have the need I can take a laptop along to get the job done. It just took some time really for me to realize this. In case of emergency I can use the Internet connection at my full-time job to do stuff online. Does not happen often that I really need to since I have streamlined my business to be as automated as possible. So, the new combination is giving me everything I need. I also have 30 days to test drive it and see if I like it. Verizon Wireless allows 30 days to return the products and to just walk away.