I looked at various "internet appliances" for my tech-clueless mom, who uses only email. I dismissed some as being harder to use or having difficult little LCD screens and chiclet keyboards.
Large buttons, graphics, larger color screens are important for the clueless.
I don't know if that is the motivation for getting an email station here, but it was for me. And I found the item I was very pleased with, and she is thrilled with, is the Compaq IPAQ internet appliance. Around $160-180 on ebay, but you have to pay $10-20 a month for internet access.
Other is a Harsh Mistress..
"In my opinion, there's nothing in this world...
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl." -R. Thompson