I’m currently finding out if I can actually replace my laptop with my smartphone for a two week vacation. My Lenovo X200 is tiny, but hiking in the Andes I don’t want to carry it in my pack.
So I’ve turned to my trusty HTC Touch Pro running Windows Mobile 6.1 I’ve tricked it out pretty well with what I need. I can VPN in to my work network and RDP to my computer if I have to. I have two sixteen GB micro SD cards from Sandisk, one of which I loaded with music and video (If you want to know just how geeky I am these are downloaded off of my DVR and re-encoded to be viewed on the small screen) and the other contains all of my current files for work in case I need them.
The HTC Touch Pro has a slide out keyboard. I’m also bringing my beloved ThinkOutside Bluetooth keyboard because I can touch type on it. I have a spare battery for both plus an external battery that charges anything with a USB port.
The phone has WiFi so I can check mail from Internet cafes and hotel lobbies. It’s unlocked and I have a pay-as-you-go Telefonica SIM left over from when I was in Spain in December.
What do you think? Could you leave your laptop behind?