Kyocera 7135 Smartphone from a guy on eBay, and he lives in Rothesay!
I got into the habit of not carrying my palm pilot with me everywhere and that got to be a pain because I wouldn't have everything I wanted.
This phone is a hybrid of all the devices I use – cell phone, palm pilot (with colour screen), and MP3 player. It has an expansion slot for SD memory cards, so I can store lots of stuff on it, it is primarily a cell phone (as opposed to Blackberries, which are primarily PDAs), and I can send text messages using Palm's graffiti system rather than the keypad. Another plus is that this phone supports analog cell networks, so it will work in more places. Blackberries and Palm Treo smartphones do not support analog networks, so when you leave the urban centers, their usefullness drops considerably as a phone!
The big benefits – I can keep my phone filled with all my calendar events, notes, and contact list from Outlook and I can also click on anyone in the address book to dial them up. No more having multiple contact lists and a limited number of phone numbers in the cell!
Palm Books are another great item to have with me for sitting in waiting rooms or just to pass a few minutes here and there. Much smaller than a novel. And I can even keep a copy of family photos on it to show people! (Great because I am always getting grief for not carrying photos…)
Anyway, to buy this phone outright from Aliant is $599 ($399 if I sign a 3 year contract). I bought it from a very friendly fellow in Rothesay for $145, and that included: Phone, 2 Lithium Ion Batteries, 2 complete chargers/sync stations, 2 belt cases, and a car charger. PLUS the original packaging and instruction manual. I think I did quite well!