You'll soon find it to be very handy, just download some local search and map software for it.
I got a new toy a couple of weeks back too. Went to the BlackBerry developer conference in CA and everyone went home with one of the latest BlackBerrys. I scored a Bold, which was a vast improvement over my old one.
You probably already have a wireless card on the laptop, but can also tether through the Palm and use it's internet connection for your laptop. May have to pay extra for the service though (usually $10-$15).
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