David Prahl over at Pocket PC Thoughts reviewed the Dell Axim X3i: "Let me put it this way - when I was unpacking the box from Dell, I thought I was holding the battery when I was actually holding the device itself. It's not the thinnest Pocket PC, but it comes close..."
"After performing a hard reset and turning on the wireless transceiver (which takes 5.4 seconds), the X3i found my wireless network in 1.2 seconds. The Pocket PC Thoughts Web site loaded 12 seconds later. I don't know about you, but any device that can connect itself to a new network and load a Web site in less than twenty seconds is amazing. Apparently the iPaq 4150 has a similar connection scheme, but the wireless radio needs to be turned on from within the Operating System. Users of the X3i can re-map the wireless button to do something else, or assign a different button to enable it. I found surfing the Net to be very pleasant, and ended up using my wireless network more than I would have if I was using a removable card. The device's range is exceptional..."