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  1. #1
    Toggle
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    Well, it was a bit of a hassle in the Pasadena store - I had intended
    to go in Friday morning, and the 600 beeped an alarm at me reminding me
    of a lunch date at the exact hour - so I was a few hours late and saw
    the last one of the day being sold. So I made a reservation
    (dubiously) and, when told they'd be in stock the following day, went
    back. Success.

    We have (or had) a 600 and a 650. I would have traded in the 650 and
    handed down the 600 except that I had a pixel explosion which obscured
    the system time, making the phone useless as a pocket watch. So, I had
    to go the full upgrade route and expected to pay the $499.99.

    They gave me an in-store discount of $100 and threw in a Jabra BT500
    Bluetooth headset (retail $99.99). I bought the charging cradle since
    I kept the old 600 by the bed (good flashlight) and figured I'd keep
    that going. The 650 has the same form factor.

    Features: Power Vision is great! Got the Bluetooth headset working
    without much effort, and was able to link the phone to my (Apple) iBook
    G4 by creating a virtual serial port. I haven't shut off the home
    wireless and used Bluetooth yet, but the two devices are tethered and I
    will have an easier time of finding a hotspot at LAX the next time I'm
    there than the last time (signal bleed from a Red Carpet Club).

    "OnDemand" looks like it's going to flip into paid mode after a trial
    period (haven't read the Power Vision User's Guide, just the Owner's
    Guide). It has a TV Guide-branded button which I was able to configure
    for my cable company here in town. It took some effort to do, but it's
    interesting to have. I only really watch two channels, but for TV
    addicts...

    Camcorder: QuickTime necessary. iMovie should be able to edit.

    Camera: I already had a 2 megapixel camera, and was satisfied, so
    perhaps a single device with a .7 megapixel downgrade won't be the end
    of the world.

    Voice Memo: I'm going to get a medical prescription for this device so
    I can use it and deduct it.

    Good news - it takes a standard SD card instead of that goofy little
    card on the 650 I seem to remember. No more adapter needed. SD flash
    memory or SDIO products work again.

    There's more. Others can add their stories.

    Buy the insurance plans.

    - Toggle




    See More: Got my Treo 700p yesterday




  2. #2

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    Toggle wrote:
    ....
    > Good news - it takes a standard SD card instead of that goofy little
    > card on the 650 I seem to remember. No more adapter needed. SD flash
    > memory or SDIO products work again.


    "goofy little card"????

    The 600 and 650 take standard SD cards.



  3. #3
    Toggle
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday


    [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > The 600 and 650 take standard SD cards.


    Yes, my mistake. It must have been some other device.

    Toggle




  4. #4
    Ivan Skivar
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday


    Toggle wrote:
    > Well, it was a bit of a hassle in the Pasadena store - I had intended
    > to go in Friday morning, and the 600 beeped an alarm at me reminding me
    > of a lunch date at the exact hour - so I was a few hours late and saw
    > the last one of the day being sold. So I made a reservation
    > (dubiously) and, when told they'd be in stock the following day, went
    > back. Success.
    >
    > We have (or had) a 600 and a 650. I would have traded in the 650 and
    > handed down the 600 except that I had a pixel explosion which obscured
    > the system time, making the phone useless as a pocket watch. So, I had
    > to go the full upgrade route and expected to pay the $499.99.
    >
    > They gave me an in-store discount of $100 and threw in a Jabra BT500
    > Bluetooth headset (retail $99.99). I bought the charging cradle since
    > I kept the old 600 by the bed (good flashlight) and figured I'd keep
    > that going. The 650 has the same form factor.
    >
    > Features: Power Vision is great! Got the Bluetooth headset working
    > without much effort, and was able to link the phone to my (Apple) iBook
    > G4 by creating a virtual serial port. I haven't shut off the home
    > wireless and used Bluetooth yet, but the two devices are tethered and I
    > will have an easier time of finding a hotspot at LAX the next time I'm
    > there than the last time (signal bleed from a Red Carpet Club).
    >
    > "OnDemand" looks like it's going to flip into paid mode after a trial
    > period (haven't read the Power Vision User's Guide, just the Owner's
    > Guide). It has a TV Guide-branded button which I was able to configure
    > for my cable company here in town. It took some effort to do, but it's
    > interesting to have. I only really watch two channels, but for TV
    > addicts...
    >
    > Camcorder: QuickTime necessary. iMovie should be able to edit.
    >
    > Camera: I already had a 2 megapixel camera, and was satisfied, so
    > perhaps a single device with a .7 megapixel downgrade won't be the end
    > of the world.
    >
    > Voice Memo: I'm going to get a medical prescription for this device so
    > I can use it and deduct it.
    >
    > Good news - it takes a standard SD card instead of that goofy little
    > card on the 650 I seem to remember. No more adapter needed. SD flash
    > memory or SDIO products work again.
    >
    > There's more. Others can add their stories.
    >
    > Buy the insurance plans.
    >
    > - Toggle


    I got one yesterday too. It's a neat device and I look forward to
    learning more about its capabilities.




  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday


    "Ivan Skivar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I got one yesterday too. It's a neat device and I look forward to
    > learning more about its capabilities.


    Once you folks have had a chance to play around with email and the Documents
    (Word & Excel), I'd like to hear the ease of editing those type of forms,
    formatting, etc. Reason why I ask is I'd like to leave my laptop at home,
    and use the 700P while on the road.

    For yours truly, I receive insurance renewal quotes from my home office in
    Word doc files, to where I transpose the info to Excel files to send to my
    clients, in PDF format.

    Am wondering, even with the Palm OS, do they come with any AV protection, or
    is that something that either isn't a worry with a Palm OS, or whether one
    needs to download and install software from Palm's site?

    Bob





  6. #6
    Anthony
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    I woiuld have gotten one till I found out it uses the palm OS. If only it
    had stuck wtih windows mobile..


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Ivan Skivar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> I got one yesterday too. It's a neat device and I look forward to
    >> learning more about its capabilities.

    >
    > Once you folks have had a chance to play around with email and the
    > Documents (Word & Excel), I'd like to hear the ease of editing those type
    > of forms, formatting, etc. Reason why I ask is I'd like to leave my laptop
    > at home, and use the 700P while on the road.
    >
    > For yours truly, I receive insurance renewal quotes from my home office in
    > Word doc files, to where I transpose the info to Excel files to send to my
    > clients, in PDF format.
    >
    > Am wondering, even with the Palm OS, do they come with any AV protection,
    > or is that something that either isn't a worry with a Palm OS, or whether
    > one needs to download and install software from Palm's site?
    >
    > Bob
    >






  7. #7
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 09:29:42 -0500, Anthony <[email protected]> wrote:


    >I woiuld have gotten one till I found out it uses the palm OS. If only it
    >had stuck wtih windows mobile..


    Maybe you could write a palm app to chew up 95% of the cpu and crash
    it randomly to have it run like windows mobile.



  8. #8
    seymor
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday


    "AZ Nomad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 09:29:42 -0500, Anthony <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I woiuld have gotten one till I found out it uses the palm OS. If only it
    >>had stuck wtih windows mobile..

    >
    > Maybe you could write a palm app to chew up 95% of the cpu and crash
    > it randomly to have it run like windows mobile.


    Or perhaps Palm could write an app that will natively support MS Exchange
    2003 push mail and remote admin/wipe features like Windows Mobile.





  9. #9
    General Schvantzkoph
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 12:35:45 +0000, Bob Smith wrote:

    >
    > "Ivan Skivar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> I got one yesterday too. It's a neat device and I look forward to
    >> learning more about its capabilities.

    >
    > Once you folks have had a chance to play around with email and the Documents
    > (Word & Excel), I'd like to hear the ease of editing those type of forms,
    > formatting, etc. Reason why I ask is I'd like to leave my laptop at home,
    > and use the 700P while on the road.
    >
    > For yours truly, I receive insurance renewal quotes from my home office in
    > Word doc files, to where I transpose the info to Excel files to send to my
    > clients, in PDF format.
    >
    > Am wondering, even with the Palm OS, do they come with any AV protection, or
    > is that something that either isn't a worry with a Palm OS, or whether one
    > needs to download and install software from Palm's site?
    >
    > Bob


    I have a 650, I can't imagine trying to edit documents on it. The keyboard
    and screen are tiny. When I've used it for e-mail I've limited my answers
    to a few words so I don't have to do much typing. Google works pretty well
    on it, although it's painfully slow. The 700p has EVDO so web searching
    should be much nicer.



  10. #10
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 15:05:29 -0700, seymor <[email protected]> wrote:



    >"AZ Nomad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 09:29:42 -0500, Anthony <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I woiuld have gotten one till I found out it uses the palm OS. If only it
    >>>had stuck wtih windows mobile..

    >>
    >> Maybe you could write a palm app to chew up 95% of the cpu and crash
    >> it randomly to have it run like windows mobile.


    >Or perhaps Palm could write an app that will natively support MS Exchange
    >2003 push mail and remote admin/wipe features like Windows Mobile.



    same thing



  11. #11

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    General Schvantzkoph <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have a 650, I can't imagine trying to edit documents on it. The keyboard
    >and screen are tiny. When I've used it for e-mail I've limited my answers
    >to a few words so I don't have to do much typing. Google works pretty well
    >on it, although it's painfully slow. The 700p has EVDO so web searching
    >should be much nicer.


    Cant you buy a small foldable keyboard for it tho?

    Also.... is the Treo 700w out yet?



  12. #12
    General Schvantzkoph
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    On Tue, 06 Jun 2006 08:04:34 -0500, me wrote:

    > General Schvantzkoph <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I have a 650, I can't imagine trying to edit documents on it. The keyboard
    >>and screen are tiny. When I've used it for e-mail I've limited my answers
    >>to a few words so I don't have to do much typing. Google works pretty well
    >>on it, although it's painfully slow. The 700p has EVDO so web searching
    >>should be much nicer.

    >
    > Cant you buy a small foldable keyboard for it tho?
    >
    > Also.... is the Treo 700w out yet?


    How do you put a foldable keyboard into your shirt pocket? Once you are
    out of the shirt pocket form factor you might as well use a laptop. Speech
    recognition would be a good solution, don't know what's available for a
    Treo besides the limited case of phone number speech recognition.




  13. #13

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    [email protected] wrote:
    > General Schvantzkoph <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I have a 650, I can't imagine trying to edit documents on it. The keyboard
    >>and screen are tiny. When I've used it for e-mail I've limited my answers
    >>to a few words so I don't have to do much typing. Google works pretty well
    >>on it, although it's painfully slow. The 700p has EVDO so web searching
    >>should be much nicer.

    >
    >
    > Cant you buy a small foldable keyboard for it tho?
    >
    > Also.... is the Treo 700w out yet?


    Yes to both.



  14. #14

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    General Schvantzkoph wrote:
    > On Tue, 06 Jun 2006 08:04:34 -0500, me wrote:
    >
    >
    >>General Schvantzkoph <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I have a 650, I can't imagine trying to edit documents on it. The keyboard
    >>>and screen are tiny. When I've used it for e-mail I've limited my answers
    >>>to a few words so I don't have to do much typing. Google works pretty well
    >>>on it, although it's painfully slow. The 700p has EVDO so web searching
    >>>should be much nicer.

    >>
    >>Cant you buy a small foldable keyboard for it tho?
    >>
    >>Also.... is the Treo 700w out yet?

    >
    >
    > How do you put a foldable keyboard into your shirt pocket? Once you are
    > out of the shirt pocket form factor you might as well use a laptop. Speech
    > recognition would be a good solution, don't know what's available for a
    > Treo besides the limited case of phone number speech recognition.


    Yes, you can get speech recognition for the 600, 650, and 700p. You can
    either use Sprint Voice Command, or you can purchase voice recognition
    software for the device itself.



  15. #15
    seymor
    Guest

    Re: Got my Treo 700p yesterday

    >> Also.... is the Treo 700w out yet?
    >
    > Yes to both.


    Not on Sprint





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