Simple Phone With Handwriting Recognition

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I am looking for a phone that has basically two features:

#1) Handwriting recognition (I find the regular T9 as well as the QWERTY keyboards or recent phones tedious and unimpressive, and don't mind the initial learning curve of handwriting recognition).
#2) A good organizer (i.e. calendar, to do) system.

I yearn for the schedule view found in palm OSes, like in the image below:


In essence I would want something like my old palm m100, but with a cellphone built into it. This I suppose would also mean that the screen size should be decent and not 128x128.

I am not interested in cameras unless it is more than 3 megapixels, has a flash and has good image quality, and I certainly don't care about GPRS, EDGE etc.

Price is irrelevant, as well as whether it is available in India or not.

So does such a phone exist?
 
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no replies??? :(

Again I stress: price does not matter, and neither does availability in India.
 
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Sonyericsson P990 , M600.and there are always HTC based wm devices..
 
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"HTC based wm devices" - what are those?
 
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Has anyone here used the SE m600i?
 


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ok, from what I can make out, it's available for Rs. 15,000 ... is that ccurate?also, i have little to no experience working on smartphones.... is there some sort of "Smart phones for dummies" website you know of? I just have many questions, such as whether I would be able to sync the calendar on the m600i with Google Calendar etc.
 
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Yes, thats pretty close to the price - http://www.univercell.in/showMobile.asp?mno=260

And its a symbian OS phone - that says a lot about the range of software avaliable for it.
(just to illustrate, a certain someone happens to know that usually Symbian installers are 200 KB on average, and has 4 DVD-Rs full of software encompassing every category of software usually seen on PC - hows that for scale???? :D )
 
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For Organizer features, try blackberry. I don't think it has handwriting rocog, but you can hook-up MS Outlook -> Google Cal -> Blackberry. If you like MS Outlook's organizer features then you might like blackberry since integration with MS Office is the area where blackberry phones are best.
 
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Nah, I hate Outlook. And I don't much of a use for it especially since I am not working. What I really need the phone for is to organize my life, which as mentioned above, my palm m100 did brilliantly. Blackberries are overkill, and too expensive.
 
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Yaa, if you do not use Outlook then Blackberry is not suitable.Off Topic : Try using Outlook as a organizer if you have some free time on hand... its features (Calendar + Tasks + TODO) are quite helpful.What I do for personal use is, I maintain TODO, Calendar, Budget etc on Outlook + MS Money and use Nokia's S/W to sync that daily with organizer of 6020. Nothing great, but get the job done, i.e. Beeps 3 days before due dates for CC/MTNL/Electrical bill payments etc etc.
 
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QUOTE(prathapml @ Feb 12 2007, 04:46 PM) [snapback]79577[/snapback]
And its a symbian OS phone - that says a lot about the range of software avaliable for it.
(just to illustrate, a certain someone happens to know that usually Symbian installers are 200 KB on average, and has 4 DVD-Rs full of software encompassing every category of software usually seen on PC - hows that for scale???? :D )[/b]
That's very impressive! I would like to know what all software is available, just to know my options. Please point me in the right direction - is there any site you have used that you would recommend? Also is all this software available for free or is it available for 'free' if you know what I mean.
(Also note that the phone is UIQ 3.. what exactly that means I don't know - but would all these programs work on it?).

Which phone do you use these programs with?