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Replacement for Treo 650?

sethhirschel

May 3, 2006, 11:52 PM
So I use a 650 for work and the poorly manufactured buggy thing frustrates me all day long. I need a new device and want the same advertised features inb terms of email, messaging, aim, browsing and interent sharing to a laptop - and am not particularaly attached to plam OS.

Granted my 650 reboots itself randomly, it barely syncs email, Blazer is practically worthless and when i answer call waiting, i usually (a) can't be heard by the incomming caller or (b) cant retrieve my original call.

I had hoped it would be great for email (blackberry would be better) that it would work for messaging and aim (any qwerty device would suffice for these features) and i had hoped I would be able to use the bluetooth to establish an internet EDGE c...
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WinHack

May 4, 2006, 11:10 AM
To answer your primary question: WM5 already "is" the refinement thus far, and since it was just released last year (11 months, plus or minus) you can expect it to be at least another 6-9 months before WM5-SE (Second Edition) will even hit the rumor mill. The Messaging and Security Feature Pack will be the next big thing for WM5, but that basically adds Push Email (think Blackberry) and some additional VPN/WAN capabilities.

There is virtually always new hardware coming down the pike. The issue is not how long to wait, but when to jump in. If you're having as many problems as you indicate, you clearly need a replacement. Mind you WM5 is a lot different from the PalmOS that you are used to. The hardware is very different as well.

For exa...
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SmileyBri

May 13, 2006, 10:25 AM
My Treo 600 broke last week and I purchased the 8125 from Cingular, then when I went to cancel my T-Mobile account they gave me a better deal so the MDA is on the way.

WinHack is right -it comes down to getting over the exposed keyboard. Not only because you can dial without looking, but you can type i one hand. You just can't do the later with the MDA (or 8125).

I will miss that, and I was considering holding out for the Treo 700 to come to GSM (Why are Verizon customers so willing to pay so much?), but with all the problems that the 650 had on GSM (not so much on CDMA) I can't see waiting with tape holding my 600 antena on.

Maybe the fact that I can't type with one hand will discourage me from typing while driving as I did so easi...
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