- 07-27-2008, 10:42 PM #26
Treo 700p and I couldn't wait to be rid of it.
Two years of that horrid device completely soured me on Palm (yes, lack of new OS, etc helped) and I've gone from evangelizing the Treo (I was responsible for many friends getting Treos) to championing the iPhone (5 people in my company have decided to buy one after I showed them the 3G and how easily I hooked it to our Exchange server).
I'd rather take my chances with a company who actually releases updates and develops their platform.
- 07-28-2008, 12:45 AM #27
- 07-28-2008, 10:51 AM #28
I posted this on the Treo Central forums, but I figured it is relevant to this thread as well.
I had a Treo 680, and now I have an iPhone 3G.
The Treo 680 was my first smartphone. I migrated from a Zire 72 to the Treo, and used it as a combination device (PDA/Phone). The datebook, contacts, memos (and voice memos), and to do list were great on the Treo. I loved the keyboard on it, and the third party software. I would also check my email.
That said, I never used the Treo for mp3's or surfing the internet. Webpages didn't show up well on Blazer, and the connection was too slow to "really" surf the web. For MP3's, it was too much of a hassle to choose which songs to put on a memory card (since I only had up to 4GB memory card). I would much prefer to have my full library of songs to choose from at any given time. Video was okay, nothing great (certainly not any streaming or internet based video).
And of course the third party programs are what had kept me with Palm. If the Treo didn't do it, someone wrote some software to do it.
Now I have an iPhone. The date book is functional, without as many bells and whistles at the Treo one. You can have appointments, recurring appointments, with reminders and alarms. That's all I use on the date book. The contacts is pretty much the same. Memos are okay, but as someone said, they don't sync. Missing a to do list was key, but there is free software to do it on the iPhone now. They keypad takes some getting used to, and I doubt I will ever be as fast as I was on the Treo, but the speed of typing is certainly acceptable. Email is much better - you actually feel like you ar reading the email on your computer (not something that was cut and pasted into a .txt document). Internet is incredible - it is fast, and it feels like the "real internet" as the commercial says. And, since I have a 16 GB model, I can have my entire CD collection on there as well. And with the App store, hopefully there will be a lot of 3rd party solutions to things that are missing.
In my opinion, the Treo was a PDA/smartphone that also included some internet and multimedia fuctions. The iPhone is a multimedia/smartphone that also includes some PDA functions. Either device will do most of what the other will, but depending on your needs, you can choose the device that is best for you. If you MOSTLY want a PDA type phone, for the organization and PDA functions, but you still want some multimedia and internet, go with a Treo. If you MOSTLY want a multimedia/internet type phone, but you still want some of the PDA type functions, go with an iPhone.
Is the iPhone a better organization tool than the Treo? No, the Treo was better IMO. But will the iPhone still do most of what the Treo did - yes, just not as well. Is the Treo a better multimedia/internet tool than the iPhone? No, the iPhone is better. But will the Treo still do most of what the iPhone does - yes, just not as well.
And one other thing, the iPhone is a better gaming device that the Treo as well.
One thing to consider with 3rd party applications is that Palm applications have been around for YEARS. The iPhone has only been around for a year. in another year, imagine what the iPhone applications will be like!!
- 07-28-2008, 01:30 PM #29
My phones from earliest to most recent:
--Samsung flip phone (the really tiny one) on Verizon
--LG flip phone (with the speakers on two sides) on Verizon
--LG vx6800 on Verizon
--LG Chocolate on Verizon
--Samsung Sch-u750 (aka "Alias") on Verizon
--BlackBerry Pearl on Verizon
--BlackBerry Curve on T-Mobile
My top three phones from the ones I've owned:
1.) iPhone 3G (I'm an Apple fanboy....it was inevitable that I'd get this phone)
2.) BlackBerry Curve (wonderful device)
3.) LG Flip Phone with the speakers on the sides (because the audio quality was great)
If the iPhone didn't exist and BlackBerry had a better option of syncing with Macs, I wouldn't have any problem using a BB. However, the iPhone is the best phone device I've owned.
- 07-28-2008, 01:54 PM #30
- 07-29-2008, 02:13 PM #31
I also have a Treo 650 which I now use only for TomTom Navigation. I am hoping for a GPS application to replace it but am OK in the interim.
I also bought a Treo 680 to replace my 650. It was so unsatisfactory that I never used it. Gave it to my nephew; he never used it either. Gave him my old iPhone which we both love.
- 07-29-2008, 04:58 PM #32
- 07-30-2008, 06:19 AM #33
Wow smileyboy I think they have groups for cell phone addicts.jk
T600 still waiting for wifi for that model as palm promised.
did not think i would like the iphone keyboard, but after a few days it is so much easier to use than the T680
- 07-30-2008, 11:23 AM #34
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- 07-31-2008, 11:42 AM #39
Loved my Treos, but I love the i-Phone better at this time. Kinda miss the keyboard on the Treo, but I'm definitely getting use to the i-Phone's keyboard. Battery life is the only thing that bugs me about the i-Phone, but every thing else is a pleasure to use. I think it will only get better once the bugs are all worked out. No device that I've had was perfect from the offset. I remember how everyone was screaming when the Treo had it's initial problems as well. I think the i-Phone will only get better.
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- 09-02-2008, 03:29 PM #44
* Voice Dialing (specifically Microsoft Voice Command).
* Today Screen (I have a jailbroken 3G - so I am using IntelliScreen - but still...)
* Copy and Paste (yeah - I know - harping - but it is a useful feature (for example - yesterday -had a friend send me a website to go to without the www on the front).
And maybe it is just my imagination - but I thought i had better 3G reception with the Tilt. Not sure though - could be my imagination.
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- 09-02-2008, 04:01 PM #45
* Power Profiles (plugged in / not plugged in). Backlight and such are changeable based on profile.
* Sound Profiles - specifically a calendar based one (silent when in meeting - audible when out of meetings).
* Easy access to the filesystem.
* Tethering. WMWifiRouter was freaking awesome.
* Standard power plug (mini-usb). Why is ANYONE making a phone device these days without that standard?
* Music everywhere. I have 4 computers I am regularly attached to. And only one that I can put music on / take it off with (iTunes... what???). Much easier with a folder on the phone with mp3s and 'voila - music. On. Off. Easy.
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- 09-02-2008, 04:58 PM #46
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- 09-02-2008, 05:24 PM #48
Every computer has a usb port on it. Most of us have mini-usb chargers (wall, computer, and car). You just need to go to ANY computer store to get a replacement cable. And there are a variety of headsets that use mini-usb to power as well.
Oh - and the BB and HTC devices all use mini-usb - pretty standard.
Why should we be ok with "different" anyway? (by the way - I assume the weirdo apple connector is important for something - I just don't know what yet.) Power and syncing (file transfer) is easily handled with a nice 5 pin mini-usb -- so what are the other 25 pins in the 30 pin array used for?
By the way - I *really* like my iphone. I am just not so enamored with it to assume it is flawless.
More to the point though -- all of the above are things in my list are things that the HTC does and the iPhone doesn't.
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- 09-02-2008, 05:32 PM #49
I see what you are saying but as I said before, apple has their own way of doing things. Apple makes it so if you need something for one of their products then you have to buy through them, unless it's a case/or addon product, but otherwise apple likes to keep their products personal. I know it sucks but that's how it is and how it probably always will be. I also do not believe the iPhone is flawless, I just like the way apple has everything set up.
Last edited by avt; 09-02-2008 at 05:36 PM.
- 09-02-2008, 05:35 PM #50