Now this is excellent use of an iPAQ; he updates his weblog every day from the nordic pole via a satellite phone. The site is pretty fantastic but maybe mostly to adventurous people unlike me.
I've had a Palmpilot, Psion and iPAQ myself and they've all been failures in the context they were aimed for, i.e. not just being technologically curious. But I doubt that it's the PDA's fault. Instead, it's just that I've really never needed it. I've always had computers near me and when I don't I should use computers anyway.
But this guy gives some meaning to wireless computing. Keep up the good work mate! And good luck with reaching Canada.