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Advice on what to buy?
First off, although I love the thought of a cool android phone, I am pretty rough on my phones and like the idea of a having a MID (or DAP) running android instead and leaving my phone to get beat up.
Previously I was hoping to get the new Ipod Touch due to its programs, but was hoping for a camera and maybe even gps. Then I started thinking about an android device.
What I want out of this future device is to use it mostly as a PDA (google calendar, gvoice, etc.) but still have email when near wifi, and having a camera to upload pics to evernote would be great.
And, if I am thinking android, it would be really neat to be able to use Locale and Astrid (since this combo seems pretty great), so a GPS would be nice too.
If you put all of this together, are there android devices coming out with this sort of functionality. I realize many phones do this, so do you think manufactures will release similar devices minus the phone? Like an XPERIA X3 (not as phone), Archos 5, Sony Walkman X-series, the rumored Dell MID? But even with these (especially Archos 5), how would things like GPS work offline, just a ton of cached maps?
I have been using an N800 as my MID for a few years, and love it, but would really like added functionality, still have great battery life, a bit more pocketable, and everything android has to offer.