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  1. #1
    Phill.
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    Business Week Online today posted reviews of the Treo 600 and the
    Hitachi G1000, both sold by SprintPCS.

    They liked the Treo, hated the Hitachi:

    http://yahoo.businessweek.com/techno...20030919_0753_
    tc072.htm



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  2. #2
    Tony Rice
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    Re: Review of New PDA Phones

    "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in news:Pearl-3D47AA.09595419092003
    @news02.west.earthlink.net:

    > Business Week Online today posted reviews of the Treo 600 and the
    > Hitachi G1000, both sold by SprintPCS.
    >
    > They liked the Treo, hated the Hitachi:
    >
    > http://yahoo.businessweek.com/techno...20030919_0753_
    > tc072.htm
    >


    Wall Street Journal also weighed in with a review:

    http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html

    I'm not seeing enough of an upgrade here to warrent spending $500+ on this
    unit when the Trio 300 can be found with rebates for less than $300



  3. #3
    Sprintposter
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    Re: Review of New PDA Phones

    > Wall Street Journal also weighed in with a review:

    > <A HREF="http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html">http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html</A>


    > I'm not seeing enough of an upgrade here to
    > warrent spending $500+ on this
    > unit when the Trio 300 can be found with rebates > for less than $300




  4. #4
    Tech Geek
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    Re: Review of New PDA Phones



    Tony Rice <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in news:Pearl-3D47AA.09595419092003
    > @news02.west.earthlink.net:
    >
    > Wall Street Journal also weighed in with a review:
    >
    > http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html
    >
    > I'm not seeing enough of an upgrade here to warrent spending $500+ on this
    > unit when the Trio 300 can be found with rebates for less than $300


    I'm seeing a lot of issues with the Treo 300, reception, flip, horrific
    battery life..

    It had great potential. Quick search for phonebook entries, good form
    factor, good speakerphone, good UI, but none of those can stand up to
    the bads in my book.

    If Sprint carrys the Treo 600, I hope the big issues were resolved.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  5. #5
    Phill.
    Guest

    Re: Review of New PDA Phones

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Tech Geek) wrote:

    >
    >
    > Tony Rice <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in news:Pearl-3D47AA.09595419092003
    > > @news02.west.earthlink.net:
    > >
    > > Wall Street Journal also weighed in with a review:
    > >
    > > http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html
    > >
    > > I'm not seeing enough of an upgrade here to warrent spending $500+ on this
    > > unit when the Trio 300 can be found with rebates for less than $300

    >
    > I'm seeing a lot of issues with the Treo 300, reception, flip, horrific
    > battery life..


    If one mainly used it as a phone, battery life is acceptable, but
    the battery is a sealed internal, so one can't carry a spare.

    I had one for 2 weeks, when it lost signal in a fringe area, it would
    never reaquire a Sprint signal, anywhere, without a reboot. No one at
    Sprint or Handspring knew how to address that issue, so I returned it
    within my 14 days (actually, since I had bought it from Handspring, I
    had 30 days).

    >
    > It had great potential. Quick search for phonebook entries, good form
    > factor, good speakerphone, good UI, but none of those can stand up to
    > the bads in my book.


    At $99 (net after rebate some places now, its not a bad deal, as opposed
    to the $499 I paid a year ago).

    >
    > If Sprint carrys the Treo 600, I hope the big issues were resolved.


    The Treo 600 doesn't have speaker phone functionality. I have seen
    conflicting information about whether the Treo 600 will be directly
    available from Handspring.



  6. #6
    O/Siris
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    Re: Review of New PDA Phones

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Business Week Online today posted reviews of the Treo 600 and the=20
    > Hitachi G1000, both sold by SprintPCS.
    >=20
    > They liked the Treo, hated the Hitachi:
    >=20
    > http://yahoo.businessweek.com/techno...20030919_0753_
    > tc072.htm
    >=20


    PocketPC Magazine was a bit more positive:

    http://www.pocketpcmag.com/sep03/sprint.asp

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  7. #7
    letsgoflyers81
    Guest

    Re: Review of New PDA Phones


    Phill. wrote:
    > *In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (Tech Geek) wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > Tony Rice <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in

    > news:Pearl-3D47AA.09595419092003
    > > > @news02.west.earthlink.net:
    > > >
    > > > Wall Street Journal also weighed in with a review:
    > > >
    > > > http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html
    > > >
    > > > I'm not seeing enough of an upgrade here to warrent spending

    > $500+ on this
    > > > unit when the Trio 300 can be found with rebates for less than

    > $300
    > >
    > > I'm seeing a lot of issues with the Treo 300, reception, flip,

    > horrific
    > > battery life..

    >
    > If one mainly used it as a phone, battery life is acceptable, but
    > the battery is a sealed internal, so one can't carry a spare.
    >
    > I had one for 2 weeks, when it lost signal in a fringe area, it
    > would
    > never reaquire a Sprint signal, anywhere, without a reboot. No one
    > at
    > Sprint or Handspring knew how to address that issue, so I returned
    > it
    > within my 14 days (actually, since I had bought it from Handspring,
    > I
    > had 30 days).
    >
    > >
    > > It had great potential. Quick search for phonebook entries, good

    > form
    > > factor, good speakerphone, good UI, but none of those can stand up

    > to
    > > the bads in my book.

    >
    > At $99 (net after rebate some places now, its not a bad deal, as
    > opposed
    > to the $499 I paid a year ago).
    >
    > >
    > > If Sprint carrys the Treo 600, I hope the big issues were

    > resolved.
    >
    > The Treo 600 doesn't have speaker phone functionality. I have seen
    > conflicting information about whether the Treo 600 will be directly
    > available from Handspring. *


    The Treo 600 does have a speakerphone. And this one has a separate
    speaker unlike the 300 which just boosted the volume from the regular
    earpiece. The 600's speakerphone is supposed to be louder and sound
    better.

    AFAIK the Treo 600 won't be available from Handspring, just from
    carriers and perhaps retail stores like Best Buy, Costco, and Radio
    Shack.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  8. #8
    Xin Feng
    Guest

    Re: Review of New PDA Phones

    Saw that crappy Hitachi in a Sprint store yesterday. Did not even bother to
    touch it. The only thing could even be worse, might be that Toshiba.

    "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Business Week Online today posted reviews of the Treo 600 and the
    > Hitachi G1000, both sold by SprintPCS.
    >
    > They liked the Treo, hated the Hitachi:
    >
    > http://yahoo.businessweek.com/techno...20030919_0753_
    > tc072.htm






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