Am I technofickle? Do I fall in love too easily with new toys? Or am I just all thumbs? Ask my boss or my husband…and you will get a resounding “YES”! But really, what do they know?

I’ve had in my possession a Seimans SX66 for 6 hours now. And I swear I’ve only been playing with it for the past 4 hours! What took me so long? Had to charge the damn battery and I was in a meeting. (For the record, the SX66 doesn’t belong to me. It is a loaner for testing/review purposes. Yes, yes…I told them they would have to pry it out of my cold dead hands.)

Initial impressions: I’ve been resistent to merging my mobile phone with my PDA because I don’t want anyone telling me what type of PDA I can buy. But…this sweet little Seimans SX66 almost has all the features I crave.

  • 400 Mhz XScale Processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Windows Mobile 2004
  • SDIO memory card slot
  • VGA Resolution
  • GPRS
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Infrared
  • USB
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Reasonable form factor

Geez, what more could a girl possibly want? Well…the SX66 that I have in my hot little hands doesn’t have a camera. There is a model that does have a camera, so I can quickly solve that problem.

But the big question is, after the first 4 hours with the SX66, am I in love? Am I smitten? Can I see straight? And what do I think of my Dell Axim x50v and ancient Sony Ericsson T616?

Well…the SX66 has been super simple to start using. No bigger or heavier than the Axim I always have on me. I do like the QWERTY keyboard. But I’m not sure about the location of the keyboard. It slides out of the bottom, forcing me into portrait mode. I’m surprised to realize that over the past 6 months I’ve become a landscape mode girl. So I want my keyboard to come out the side of my device, not the bottom.

Now, I definately need to work on my thumb typing skills. Tonight was my first experience with a thumb keyboard (virgin!). And while typing with my thumbs came almost naturally (except when I tried to type numbers the first time). I will admit, that my thumbs are out of shape! Anyone have a good thumb excercise regime to get me up to speed?

Sweetest moment was when the sync software properly recognized my Axim, then the SX66, then the Axim again. I’ve had my laptop get mighty confused as I’ve flipped between multiple mobile devices. Forcing me to reinstall sync software just to get the communications going again. It was a pleasant surprise to have the sync work effortlessly.

So…is my Dell Axim x50v destined to become another casuality after less than a year? Not quite yet. Unless of course, my brilliant boss wants to buy it for me. Otherwise, I’ll just have to wait for my birthday!