A newsletter reader writes: "My Palm T5, on which I carry my genealogy using GedWise, does not work with Windows 7. I don't want to pay $30/month to carry my own data on a smart phone. What is my best option??"
My suggestion: purchase an iPod Touch, sometimes called "an iPhone without the phone." There is no monthly charge for an iPod Touch and it is much, much more powerful than a Palm device. You can read more about the iPod Touch at http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/
You might also consider the iPad although that is both more expensive and also much larger and more awkward to carry with you everywhere. For simply carrying your genealogy database, I would prefer the iPod Touch. For doing that plus also watching videos, surfing the web, and other multi-media tasks, the iPad might be a better choice. The wi-fi-only iPad does not require any payment of monthly fees.
I will also ask other newsletter readers to add their suggestions for handheld computers without monthly connection charges in the comments section below.