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  1. #1
    The Magnificent Bastard
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    My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    use these -

    http://tinyurl.com/38rm9

    http://tinyurl.com/22kqj

    I am leaning towards the Treo 600, I know a couple of people who have
    one and they like it. I sort of would like one that uses Win CE, but
    don't know anyone who's tried a Smart Device that uses that OS.

    My PDA uses the Palm OS so I am equally familiar with both operating
    systems. Most important to me is ease of use, ease of sync'ing it to my
    laptop and call quality/clarity. I also don't want to have to carry a
    PDA *and* a cell phone anymore.

    All opinions welcomed. Would like to hear pros/cons and experiences
    people have had with Smart Devices.

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  2. #2
    Robert M.
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    The Magnificent Bastard <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > use these -
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/38rm9
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/22kqj
    >
    > I am leaning towards the Treo 600, I know a couple of people who have
    > one and they like it. I sort of would like one that uses Win CE, but
    > don't know anyone who's tried a Smart Device that uses that OS.
    >
    > My PDA uses the Palm OS so I am equally familiar with both operating
    > systems. Most important to me is ease of use, ease of sync'ing it to my
    > laptop and call quality/clarity. I also don't want to have to carry a
    > PDA *and* a cell phone anymore.
    >
    > All opinions welcomed. Would like to hear pros/cons and experiences
    > people have had with Smart Devices.


    Sprint charges double for Vision on a Win CE phone.

    Palm phones are not 100% compatible as a Palm, and every once in a while
    some third party app won't function like you expect, or cause lockups.

    Most folks who use the Treo 600 really like it.

    It has a few possible drawbacks.

    1. The phone does not have analog capability. You get in the boonies in
    Connecticut for instance away from the main roads, you have no Service.

    2. The camera is been rated as poor.

    3. The Palm screen resolution is 160 x 160, not 320 x 320 like most
    current Palms, or Clies or Palm phones due out in the fall.

    4. It uses Palm OS 5.0 and thus no existing Blue Tooth adapter works
    with it.

    5. It's pricey.

    Only you can decide if those factors might negatively impact you.



  3. #3
    The Magnificent Bastard
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:06:16 GMT, in alt.tv.sopranos, Robert M. rubs
    the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. It does this
    whenever it's told -


    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > The Magnificent Bastard <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    > > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > > use these -
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/38rm9
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/22kqj
    > >
    > > I am leaning towards the Treo 600, I know a couple of people who have
    > > one and they like it. I sort of would like one that uses Win CE, but
    > > don't know anyone who's tried a Smart Device that uses that OS.
    > >
    > > My PDA uses the Palm OS so I am equally familiar with both operating
    > > systems. Most important to me is ease of use, ease of sync'ing it to my
    > > laptop and call quality/clarity. I also don't want to have to carry a
    > > PDA *and* a cell phone anymore.
    > >
    > > All opinions welcomed. Would like to hear pros/cons and experiences
    > > people have had with Smart Devices.

    >
    > Sprint charges double for Vision on a Win CE phone.


    When you say "double for Vision" could you be more specific?

    >
    > Palm phones are not 100% compatible as a Palm, and every once in a while
    > some third party app won't function like you expect, or cause lockups.
    >
    > Most folks who use the Treo 600 really like it.
    >
    > It has a few possible drawbacks.
    >
    > 1. The phone does not have analog capability. You get in the boonies in
    > Connecticut for instance away from the main roads, you have no Service.


    Hmmmmm.........not good.

    >
    > 2. The camera is been rated as poor.


    Not that important, I already have a digital camera.

    >
    > 3. The Palm screen resolution is 160 x 160, not 320 x 320 like most
    > current Palms, or Clies or Palm phones due out in the fall.


    Hmmmm...........sounds like I should wait until Fall. What I really
    don't want to do is buy a Smart Device and then have a better version
    come out a couple months later.


    > 4. It uses Palm OS 5.0 and thus no existing Blue Tooth adapter works
    > with it.


    I'm not too concerned with Blue Tooth. It's nice but it's not a
    necessity.

    >
    > 5. It's pricey.


    My company will pay for it, so I don't mind.

    >
    > Only you can decide if those factors might negatively impact you.


    Thanks for the input.

    >


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    Magnificent Bastard Productions 2004 ©

    http://www.magnificentbastardproductions.com



  4. #4
    Peter Aitken
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > use these -
    >


    <snipped>

    You might look for a phone that is smart enough to tell you not to post
    phone questions to cooking and Sopranos newsgroups.


    --
    Peter Aitken

    Remove the crap from my email address before using.





  5. #5
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    The Magnificent Bastard <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hmmmm...........sounds like I should wait until Fall. What I really
    > don't want to do is buy a Smart Device and then have a better version
    > come out a couple months later.


    On the other hand you wait till fall, by then there'll still be a better
    device on the horizon. If you like the Treo 600, go for it.

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=522

    Is what may be available from Sprint in 6 months.



    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=173

    is available from Verizon now.



  6. #6
    The Magnificent Bastard
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:26:00 GMT, in alt.tv.sopranos, Peter Aitken rubs
    the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. It does this
    whenever it's told -


    > "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    > > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > > use these -
    > >

    >
    > <snipped>
    >
    > You might look for a phone that is smart enough to tell you not to post
    > phone questions to cooking and Sopranos newsgroups.


    Which one would you recommend?

    >
    >
    >


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    http://www.magnificentbastardproductions.com



  7. #7
    Samanantha
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?


    "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:26:00 GMT, in alt.tv.sopranos, Peter Aitken rubs
    > the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. It does this
    > whenever it's told -
    >
    >
    > > "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern

    part
    > > > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > > > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > > > use these -
    > > >

    > >
    > > <snipped>
    > >
    > > You might look for a phone that is smart enough to tell you not to post
    > > phone questions to cooking and Sopranos newsgroups.

    >
    > Which one would you recommend?
    >

    I would recommend the one that causes you the most pain when someone
    shoves it up your ass





  8. #8
    The Magnificent Bastard
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 23:07:42 GMT, in alt.tv.sopranos, Samanantha rubs
    the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. It does this
    whenever it's told -


    >
    > "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:26:00 GMT, in alt.tv.sopranos, Peter Aitken rubs
    > > the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. It does this
    > > whenever it's told -
    > >
    > >
    > > > "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern

    > part
    > > > > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > > > > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > > > > use these -
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > <snipped>
    > > >
    > > > You might look for a phone that is smart enough to tell you not to post
    > > > phone questions to cooking and Sopranos newsgroups.

    > >
    > > Which one would you recommend?
    > >

    > I would recommend the one that causes you the most pain when someone
    > shoves it up your ass


    Why the hostile attitude?

    >
    >
    >


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    http://www.magnificentbastardproductions.com



  9. #9
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Peter Aitken" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You might look for a phone that is smart enough to tell you not to post
    > phone questions to cooking and Sopranos newsgroups.


    Why? They aren't allow to have valued opinions about Palm Phones?

    I think a Treo with a garlic Butter Sauce might be interesting.



  10. #10
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    In article <[email protected]2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
    "Samanantha" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I would recommend the one that causes you


    Yes, its these folks that make SprintPCS look bad.



  11. #11
    Steve Wertz
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 16:41:22 -0500, The Magnificent Bastard
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    >of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    >provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone).


    Looks like you could use all the smarts you can get your hands on.

    -sw



  12. #12
    michael turner
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 16:41:22 -0500, The Magnificent Bastard wrote:

    > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > use these -
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/38rm9


    Well this one should roast quite nicely in it's own juices, about 90 mins
    at gas-mark 3 should do it. Don't forget to wrap the extremities in
    foil to stop it burning. You can add a bit of garlic if you want, and it
    would serve quite nicely with jacket-potatoes, carrots and sprouts.

    > http://tinyurl.com/22kqj


    As this one is a bit drier, you will need to add some olive-oil, don't
    forget to work it well in before roasting. About 60 mins gas-mark 3, don't
    forget to baste it occasionally. Suggest you serve with fries and a green
    salad.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  13. #13
    michael turner
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:28:31 +0000, Robert M. wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > The Magnificent Bastard <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Hmmmm...........sounds like I should wait until Fall. What I really
    >> don't want to do is buy a Smart Device and then have a better version
    >> come out a couple months later.

    >
    > On the other hand you wait till fall, by then there'll still be a better
    > device on the horizon. If you like the Treo 600, go for it.
    >
    > http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=522
    >
    > Is what may be available from Sprint in 6 months.


    mmmmmmmmmmmm.....should work well as a nice stir-fry.

    > http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=173
    >
    > is available from Verizon now.


    A bit too sour for my tastebuds.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  14. #14
    Peter Aitken
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    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:26:00 GMT, in alt.tv.sopranos, Peter Aitken rubs
    > the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. It does this
    > whenever it's told -
    >
    >
    > > "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern

    part
    > > > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > > > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > > > use these -
    > > >

    > >
    > > <snipped>
    > >
    > > You might look for a phone that is smart enough to tell you not to post
    > > phone questions to cooking and Sopranos newsgroups.

    >
    > Which one would you recommend?
    >


    I think a block of wood with the buttons drawn on would suit you just fine.

    --
    Peter Aitken

    Remove the crap from my email address before using.





  15. #15
    RonInCal
    Guest

    Re: Smart Device (phone) - Anyone use these?

    You will not go wrong with Treo 600. Reception is outstanding - it's Dual
    band digital 800/1900.
    The speakerphone feature is very good as well. The phone/palm integration is
    superb.

    The small qwerty keyboard will need a little getting used to but overall you
    will not go wrong with this investment.

    You should go to www.treocentral.com to check on accessories.


    "The Magnificent Bastard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My new job will entail fairly extensive travel in the northeastern part
    > of the US. NY, NJ, PA, MA, etc. I currently use Sprint as a wireless
    > provider and am thinking about getting a Smart Device (phone). Anyone
    > use these -
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/38rm9
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/22kqj
    >
    > I am leaning towards the Treo 600, I know a couple of people who have
    > one and they like it. I sort of would like one that uses Win CE, but
    > don't know anyone who's tried a Smart Device that uses that OS.
    >
    > My PDA uses the Palm OS so I am equally familiar with both operating
    > systems. Most important to me is ease of use, ease of sync'ing it to my
    > laptop and call quality/clarity. I also don't want to have to carry a
    > PDA *and* a cell phone anymore.
    >
    > All opinions welcomed. Would like to hear pros/cons and experiences
    > people have had with Smart Devices.
    >
    > --
    > Magnificent Bastard Productions 2004 ©
    >
    > http://www.magnificentbastardproductions.com






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