A good site for information about MS Smartphones is Modaco
. They have an active forum there that will probably answer many of your questions. I believe it was originally started when Orange released the SPV, and it's expanded as more Smartphone handsets become available. I'd recommend having a look at the forums there, and read some of the threads, as it will help you get a handle on any issues there may be. There are many users there who love their phones, and do some quite cool things with them. Also, there are members from the US, so the chances are someone will have asked similar questions to the ones you have
If you want to sync with your Mac, don't get one! IIRC, someone was developing some sync software, but I don't know if it ever got released, or if it was released, if it worked.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend an MS based Smartphone. The list of features is quite impressive, considering it's a phone, but the implementation leaves a lot to be desired
. I had the original Orange SPV, and just couldn't get on with it
. I had it for a few months, but a number of issues (some small, some major) made me switch back to Nokia.
Hope this helps.