1. seaflipper's Avatar
    Ok, time to start the war. Should I buy the new Apple iPhone or a Treo 750?
    01-09-2007 01:06 PM
  2. boilerjet's Avatar
    I was waiting for a 750, but I must have the phone.
    01-09-2007 01:07 PM
  3. JNGold's Avatar
    All I can say is....WOW.
    01-09-2007 01:26 PM
  4. brmcguire's Avatar
    Move over Treo, the iPhone is amazing.
    01-09-2007 01:30 PM
  5. linoox's Avatar
    Wifi, Bluetooth 2.0, Free Yahoo push-email, OS X, widescreen, widgets, Google Maps, razor thin (thinner than Moto Q), sensors! (cool stuff), etc ...

    I wonder how the battery life is. It can't be 1200mAH Lithium-ion.
    01-09-2007 01:35 PM
  6. linoox's Avatar
    Mr Jobs - "A lot of these phones have low battery life. We've managed to get 5 hours of battery of talk time, video, and browsing. 16 hours of audio playback"

    5 hours seemed to be longer than Treo. How did they do that?! Lithium Polymer battery?

    $499 for 4GB version of iPhone, $599 for 8GB.
    01-09-2007 01:45 PM
  7. seaflipper's Avatar
    When I see that nice big screen all I can think of is face grease!
    01-09-2007 01:45 PM
  8. Treolo's Avatar
    This is a sad day for the Treo and a awesome day for the iPhone..!!! I'm sorry to say this but the iPhone smacks down anything else out there including the Treo..!!

    Al
    01-09-2007 02:10 PM
  9. jhkaplan's Avatar
    On Cingular but no 3G, no Exchange. Looks great and will be a great consumer phone, but those of us that use our Treos for personal AND business might be left out in the cold.
    01-09-2007 02:16 PM
  10. seaflipper's Avatar
    On Cingular but no 3G, no Exchange. Looks great and will be a great consumer phone, but those of us that use our Treos for personal AND business might be left out in the cold.
    Yep, I totally agree. It's a gorgeous phone, but it's still not a Treo. And seriously, no matter what StevieJ says, I like the tactile response of a keyboard. I will still be buying the Treo 750 ASAP. Might buy an iPhone for my wife though this summer
    01-09-2007 02:25 PM
  11. linoox's Avatar
    Great features ..

    http://www.apple.com/iphone

    ... but i won't trade it for iSmudge. I already find it tough to keep my treo spanking clean.

    Having said, I think consumers will love iPhone. Palm better do something quick!! I recalled reading somewhere that Ed laughed at Apple's phone venture - Jobs, 'eat this!!'.
    01-09-2007 02:34 PM
  12. whatever7's Avatar
    Well its probably $200-$400 more expensive in the real world. So do you think its $200-$400 better?
    01-09-2007 02:48 PM
  13. Tastypeppers's Avatar
    Wow. This is pretty. Impractical for my corporate use (no Exchange Server sync?). But pretty.

    If I were a retail user only (no corporate email/Outlook sync, etc.) I would buy this in a second and it would push me to consider moving from PCs to a Mac. I'm sure beneficent side-effects like that are the furthest thing from Steve J.'s mind.

    So I will go from 650 to the 750. I'm on T-Mobile so I don't care about that newfangled 3G thingee all the kids are talking about these days.

    But if Apple could help me get corporate email and other data from Outlook from my Exchange Server . . . .
    01-09-2007 02:57 PM
  14. skfny's Avatar
    It will sell by the millions, but for my needs, the lack of a real keyboard is a dealbreaker. How are you supposed to reply to email efficiently?

    If it runs the full assortment of Mac apps, however, it will do well even among the smartphone crowd.
    01-09-2007 03:03 PM
  15. lyndon_h's Avatar
    Looks cool, but I really need a keypad for a phone. Cool looking nonetheless.
    01-09-2007 03:04 PM
  16. littlewaywelt's Avatar
    Ok, time to start the war. Should I buy the new Apple iPhone or a Treo 750?
    I was waiting for a verizon wx to replace my W and get a WX for my wife and myself and end our verizon/bellatlantic mobile service that started in '84.

    What a bummer to have to wait six months for this thing.
    01-09-2007 03:08 PM
  17. emajy's Avatar
    I hope my 650 lasts long enough to see this phone in the real world. I may have to eat my Sprint contract!
    01-09-2007 03:10 PM
  18. Advance The Man's Avatar
    I agree with others in the thread about the keyboard till I went to apple.com and saw the interactive blurb on the iPhone. It is slick. I just spent ten minutes going through all the features, and I'm convinced I'll switch come June.
    01-09-2007 03:11 PM
  19. treoneo's Avatar
    i originally thought that no keyboard is bad as well but who knows until you actualy use it. maybe it is as innovative in function as it looks in form. there are many things we say we could never get used to until someone designs it in a way that we can. why is it no one can think like apple? especially palm. i hope palm will play catchup & quick. these treos are soooo outdated in form & function!
    01-09-2007 05:10 PM
  20. samirzc's Avatar
    From Jobs' keynote:

    10:18am - "It connects to any POP3 or IMAP email -- Yahoo Mail, MS Exchange, Mac Mail... POP3: Gmail, AOL mail, and most ISPs... let's highlight one, Yahoo mail. Today we are announcing Yahoo will offer free push-IMAP email to iPhone customers. This isn't just IMAP, this is push-email, same as a BlackBerry."
    01-09-2007 05:20 PM
  21. alokeprasad's Avatar
    My next Smartphone MUST have 3G speeds. Till then Treo 650 will do just fine.
    01-09-2007 05:53 PM
  22. hannip's Avatar
    Yeah, if you are used to having 3G speeds you are going to be very dissapointed with Edge. Hold onto your treo's and wait for an iPhone that supports 3G.
    01-09-2007 05:55 PM
  23. oalvarez's Avatar
    soft-keyboard doesn't work for me on a primary device...very cool device for non-biz purposes.
    01-09-2007 06:45 PM
  24. Advance The Man's Avatar
    I've got a Sprint 650 right now. Is Edge faster than what I have now? I'm assuming 3G is similar to broadband speeds?

    Yeah, if you are used to having 3G speeds you are going to be very dissapointed with Edge. Hold onto your treo's and wait for an iPhone that supports 3G.
    01-09-2007 09:07 PM
  25. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Even Treo 650 is an adequate music player (pTunes), PDA (Datebk6), e-mail device (Chatter). What it is not adequate for is streaming video (a la Orb or Slingmedia) because of bandwidth limitations.

    Only when we get a device with 3G speeds, will we add new capabilities. Otherwise iPhone is just a keyless Treo with similar capabilities (and possibly a better user interface .. we'll see the devil is in the details).

    Spending all that $$ for iPhone or any EDGE device is insane.
    01-09-2007 09:20 PM
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