1. archie's Avatar
    Though we may disagree, you did make me laugh.

    Really, even though it was a shot.
    01-09-2007 07:44 PM
  2. surur's Avatar
    Archie, what do you want from a smartphone. I wonder how it is that the iphone so easily satisfies you.

    In my case, I use my HTC Universal (UMTS, VGA screen, 67 key keyboard, WIFI, bluetooth, SD card etc) to:
    1) take notes every day
    2) browse the web.
    3) use as a modem for my laptop.
    4) make phone call of course.
    5) reference material.
    6) GPS navigation occasionally.
    7) Occasional photos.
    8) Listen to music and watch video or SlingBox.

    1) will be worse with the iphone, due to the on screen keyboard with no feedback.
    2) will be worse, due to the lower resolution screen (but direct access to full javascript and flash may make up for it).
    3) will be worse due to slower edge, and no simultaneous voice or data.
    4) who knows. But grease on the screen will definitely be a problem.
    5) will the software and references i want be available on the device, does it even run third party software (not widgets).
    6) Same as above. Can I get voice guidance, does it run TomTom?
    7) May be better, but the next generation is 3.2 to 5 Megapixel cameras with good lenses. 2 Megapixel is 2006ish
    8) will probably be better, but a $100 8GB SDHC at the end of 2007 will probably have the same capacity.

    Like I said, how does the iphone satisfy you so easily. It certainly would not satisfy my needs. I expect an HTC Omni would give me more of the same as above, which is exactly what I want - an even higher res screen, faster networking, better camera, built-in GPS. Thats the device i am waiting for in 2007.

    Surur
    01-09-2007 08:11 PM
  3. archie's Avatar
    I will come back tomorrow after you have had a chance to watch Steve demo it in the keynote and then see if you still want me to answer your questions.
    01-09-2007 08:37 PM
  4. TR30's Avatar
    That's one sick *ss, phone! Love the UI, the Safari web, widescreen, and of course the multimedia features.

    But I'm gonna have to agree with others. I reply to a lot of emails on my 700p and some replies are pretty extensive. With soft keys, I'm not sure if that'll frustrate me -- not being able to feel the keys and type as fast. I guess I have to wait til June and try it out myself and see if it's something I think I'll get used to.

    Also, not sure if I can go backwards with the data speed connection. EV-DO is basically what made me upgrade from the 650 to the 700p and I love it. It makes web surfing much more fun and I stream a lot of music and videos through it. (I can't wait to try out the SlingPlayer!) I guess Wi-Fi is a good alternative, but I'm rarely around areas with Wi-Fi access. I have Wi-Fi at home, but I usually go on my powerhouse desktop if I want to use the internet.

    Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is definitely a sweet phone. It does a lot of things the 700p can do, and in most ways it does the job better, but the two important things to me that I feel the iPhone doesn't do better is the keyboard and data connection. That's a deal breaker for me. If the iPhone came with a sliding keyboard and 3G, I'd definitely ditch my Treo in a heartbeat. I guess I'll have to wait for the next iPhone.

    Can't wait to hear some "Treo vs. iPhone" reviews this June by our very own Treo users in this forum!
    01-09-2007 10:46 PM
  5. oalvarez's Avatar
    i love the fact that SO MANY have been crying about the lack of wi-fi on their Treos and how some are now starting to dismiss it as a device feature.

    evdo, edge....both work just fine.

    i think the question lies in the keyboard but i'd still buy one as a secondary device.

    the thing is bad-***.
    01-10-2007 12:05 AM
  6. MacUser's Avatar
    I will come back tomorrow after you have had a chance to watch Steve demo it in the keynote and then see if you still want me to answer your questions.
    Archie returns!
    01-10-2007 12:13 AM
  7. PSB22's Avatar
    Oalvarez - have you actually tried EVDO and Edge side-by-side?

    Then tell me edge works just fine.
    01-10-2007 08:38 AM
  8. oalvarez's Avatar
    yep and it does. i have my laptop/desktop for more serious needs. edge works just fine for me. thanks
    01-10-2007 08:58 AM
  9. vinman's Avatar
    Oalvarez - have you actually tried EVDO and Edge side-by-side?

    Then tell me edge works just fine.
    Yeah, I have too. My wife's 6700 uses EV-DO and my 8125 has EDGE. More often than not, my 8125 can load web pages faster than her 6700. I've tried it here at home, in Manhattan, in Phoenix, Charlotte, and the results are consistent - my data service provides faster results more than half the time. WHEN hers is faster, it's notably faster - it's just not faster that often.

    I'd prefer 3G, but like oalvarez, I have a real computer when I want some intensive surfing time. The iPhone SEEMS to offer enough design features that I like, that I'm willing (begrudgingly) to give up 3G speed. Then again, right now, the argument is sort of moot. No one but Jobs is actually using this thing daily, so we don't know what sort of quirks and real world limitations it has...
    01-10-2007 09:11 AM
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