I think as a pda it is pretty decent. I am near the end of my nursing degree, so as a student, I rely on a phone to do more things than the average user. Documents to Go viewer is free, so I can pull up any school notes I need to view. I am still getting use to Google Calendar for all of my scheduling since I am normally an avid Outlook user. I like having all my contacts and dates in Google because at least it syncs regularly and it's all backed up. There are so many free apps on the Android apps store to assist you with customizing the device to your needs. I already had an active subscription to Nursing Central (quite expensive) but was ecstatic that they have a version for Android...so on top of getting to view my school notes, I have a med dictionary, drug book, lab guide and various other necessities at my fingertips. The only things I hate about the N1 is how sometimes when you tap the screen it's unresponsive, the voice navigation maps do not work in Canada at the moment (even though there is a workaround) and my battery life has been abysmal since day 1 - i think I have a faulty battery because with minimal usage I might get 4 hours out of it sitting idle - that's horrific, so I have ordered a new battery.