Get to work, eager to experiment with the one thing I am expecting to be a setback: keeping both my home Mac and my work PC in sync via the iPhone. I currently accomplish this with moderate - but not total - success via my Sony Clie. Download the iTunes version that talks to the iPhone. Plug the iPhone in, and aside from Windows offering to find drivers for it, nothing really happens. So I go poke around in iTunes preferences, find the iPhone tab, and boy do I feel like an idiot now:
iPhone requires Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
Fraaaaaaaaaaaaaack. We're on Windows 2000 SP4. The only good news there is that we are investigating new machines for other reasons, and will probably have them by the end of the year. But even once I get to that point, I still don't know if I can keep my contacts and calendars in sync. So it does appear for the time being I need to keep the Clie on hand. Bummer. The good news here is that the first/last time I plugged my Mac-formatted iPod into my work PC (I only wanted power, I didn't even want it to do anything), it became disabled to the point of requiring a complete reinstall when I got back home to the Mac. The iPhone appears to have survived with no ill-effects.
So let's recap:
RAZR - Done. Going on eBay soon. Good riddance. I lost voice dialing. I'll live. My BlueTooth earpiece hooked right up to the iPhone (after I figured out how to get the earpiece into pairing mode). The address/contact list on the iPhone smokes the RAZR in so many ways it's not even funny. Goodbye.
iPod - Well, until I get the cabling issues figured out with my car, looks like I need to keep it around. But I think a solution for this one is in sight.
Clie - Currently cannot sync the iPhone to my work PC, so the Clie will remain in my pocket.
Started with 3 devices, the goal was to get to one. Looks like I'm down to 2 (and a half, maybe), Clie and iPhone. Some improvement, not as much as I was hoping.