We recently added two of the Samsung Omnia to our family, and so far we are very satisfied. There are plenty of extras: email, radio, mp3, games, a touch screen, camera, flashlight, just about anything. It's almost a handheld computer, with 8GB and it runs Windows Mobile also. You can access Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.A stylus is not required, but it does make it easier because the stylus can pinpoint an item, rather than the entire area of your fingertip. The camera is great, with a nice flash, but the video is not fantastic. Another exciting feature is handwriting recognition. Instead of using a touch screen, you can actually write in cursive with the stylus and it will recognize the letters 90 percent of the time. One downfall is the battery life. It only lasts about one to two days before it needs to be charged again. Also the headphone jack requires a special Samsung adapter.