Yes, I am smarter than most. I bought a phone that does exactly what I want, has a huge supply of 3rd party apps available, most for free, I'm not locked into a contract with any carrier, and it connects to/syncs with 80% of the desktop computers in the world seamlessly. Oh, and it also can tether to my laptop if needed and that is sanctioned by the manufacturer AND the carrier I use. I paid about $80 for the phone on Ebay, bought 2 extra batteries (yes, they're user-changeable!) for $5 each, plus a desktop and car charger.
This phone runs Windows Mobile 6.1. I connect to my Windows XP, Win Vista, and now Win7RC computers without fail, can browse the net using the free Skyfire and watch YouTube or any other Flash site easily, run all sorts of apps. For some reason many of my friends using iPhones have to borrow my phone when I'm out with them because their's doesn't work or the battery is dead/dying. Funny how that happens.