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I had been in the market for a PDA for some time. My needs were pretty simple – enough memory to store contacts (work and mates) and, most importantly, a quality diary which could be linked to my Microsoft Outlook program from my desktop at work. Also, I wasn’t too fussed about a colour screen nor did I want my new purchase to break the bank. In the end I settled on the Sony Clie – a neat looking machine with retro styling (some may disagree!) which did all the above and more. In a nutshell, I would recommend this PDA without hesitation. Once you have installed the TrueSync software (included), transfering data between your PDA and your PC is a breeze. This is especially useful for me as, being in Sales and Marketing for a post-production (Film) Company, I am often out at long client lunches and need to know when my boss wants me at my desk! Also remote access to e-mail is very useful. Most included software is also supported by comprehensive websites. Which is nice. Using the little stylos is a not as bad as many people say – be patient and practice. Not having a colour screen is no disadvantage at all (contrary to other ops.) – unless you intend to download tonnes of games and image files. It’s just not worth the extra cost in my book. If you want to play games buy a gameboy not a PDA. Sony are, without doubt, a name to trust. I am led to believe that the Clie is their first stab at the PDA market. If the S300e is anything to go by, the newer, more expensive models are well worth a look too.