I have a couple of questions in a few ohter threads but would like to get a straight answer, so this is easier: Over the summer, I will be away in Europe for 32 days staying in hotels... I won't have a cell phone because i realized its to costly to make the international calls.. So i figured... why not get a pda with wifi in it, so i can email all my friends and family? 1. Im stuck between two palms, the lifedrive and the tx. I like the tx better, but the lifedrive has the mic built in which could help me in another way which i will explain. So what is the difference between the two if i got a large memory card for the tx? They come out to be around the same price, but the tx is smaller and has a bigger battery life. 2. Since i won't have a cell phone, it would be really good if i could communicate with my voice somehow.. Like netmeeting on the computer, is there something like that for a palm so i can communicate with my parents back here in the us? If not, can't i just record a little memo, and email it to them as an attatchment? It would kind of be like voip, just i would not need to go to landline phones. 3. Does the tx even have a microphone? As mentioned in the last question, that would be really cool if i could do all that, but i dont think the tx does, only the lifedrive does right? If it doesnt, is there some way to add it? 4. What about text messages? Is there some way to send and receive text messages on my palm, maybe like forwarding them from my cell phone to my email? It is just really important to me to stay in contact with friends and family, and a lot of my friends dont use email a lot, just text messages. 5. Im going to have a camera with me, ill make sure to get one with an sd card. If i take a picture, will i be able to take the card out of the camera, pop it into my palm, and email the picture to my parents? Wouldn't that be pretty cool? Thanks a lot for helping a newbie out!