|Based on what you wrote, you will probably be disappointed with an ePods. Think of more as a large PDA, rather than a small computer. If you would be happy doing all those things with a PalmPilot, and just want a larger display, then it may work for you. For what you are describing, you may be better off with an used pentium 200 laptop (assuming that you are budget limited).|
The ePods are great little niche machines. The problem is finding the particular niche that works for you. Most of the people that I know that are extremely happy with the ePods use them for as a single purpose machine. Some of the uses that I know about are home automation controller, eBook reader, or light duty couch surfer (wireless web browser with Terminal Services). I've never heard of anyone being happy using an ePods as their primary, general purpose computer.
Electronics run on smoke, if you let the smoke out they won't work