The phone-free PDA is indeed a dying breed, especially in Windows Mobile
land, but the SoMo 650 from Socket Mobile
is just such a beast, and it really doesn't come off looking too badly. The rugged exterior isn't much to look at, but is built to withstand one meter drops, while the 802.11b/g WiFi allows for a semblance of phone capabilities, since the 624MHz Intel processor is more than enough for VoIP apps. Also onboard is a Bluetooth 2.0 radio, along with CompactFlash and SDIO slots, 128MB of SDRAM and 256MB of flash memory. The SoMo 650 should be shipping for $648 in limited quantities starting this April, to be followed by mass production in May.