You don't need a fully fledged (and slow and clumsy and heavy and bulky) computer or laptop to send and receive email. Dedicated email devices and appliances are a cheap and easy to use and oft mobile alternative.
Almost as small as a cell phone but still equipped with a familiar QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry devices emulate mobile phones in versatility, too. Not only can you use email but a BlackBerry is also an organizer, gaming device, web browser and, maybe, GPS-powered navigator.
iPhone Mail does a great job rendering emails and attachments pretty, swift and useful. A few more shortcuts (such as marking multiple messages read, search, text snippets or a unified inbox) would be great, though.
Your email address and password is all you need to set up the handy Peek email device with most accounts — and off you go exchanging emil on the road in a focused and sleek manner.
The MailBug email appliance likes to keep things simple. It comes with the essential functionality send and receive email and is easy to set up, easy to use. Ideal for those who fly computers.
Using the Presto service, you can send email to people who have no computer but just a special printer. Presto even formats messages beautifully using templates for printing.