HANDSPRING TREO 300, $500
Assets: Highly intuitive user interface, single-band world phone, brilliant screen, and full set of Palm PDA functions.
Liabilities: A bit pricey, no analog roaming.
Bottom Line: Solid performer seems almost old-fashioned sans camera, but hey, we’ve already got a camera.
NOKIA 3650, $400
ASSETS: Built-in camera will take stills and short video clips.
Liabilities: The retro-esque circular keypad looks cool enough (Liberace, call your office), but takes some fumbling to master.
Bottom Line: Lots of customizable features, a large display, and voice-activated dialing make this unit sparkle.
More Info:www.nokia.com ;
SONY ERICSSON P800, $650
Assets: A smart phone for play (downloads games, movie trailers) and work (handles corporate e-mail, syncs with Microsoft Outlook).
Liabilities: With all these features, it’s a real battery vampire.
Bottom Line: Combiningest combo of all, does everything but negotiate lower monthly bills with your carrier.