Again it struck me when looking over old photos that so many of the devices we have for mobile music are simply not designed for the task. Looking at the array of devices above most if not all fit into that category. Some are of course better than others.

The DS turned out to be an excellent place for the DS-10 and DS-10+. The Dell Axim is amazing for running music apps, and the T3 was the best device for running Bhajis Loops. Others though, not so good. The Sony Clies were always under powered as were some of the Palm devices, but even with these criticisms you can’t really blame devices for not being good at something they weren’t designed to be good at. That’s not really fair.

Of course if you had a bespoke handheld for music …

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