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Old December 6th, 2004, 12:44 PM   #31
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Why... I think I look rather cool talking on my Treo.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 01:01 PM   #32
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I don't know about my personal cool factor, but I don't find the Treo 600 series odd to hold against my head at all. It's honestly not that much bigger than one of those phones you get free for signing up for service, i.e. not the teeniest ones around. The older Treo, the 270, was a bit awkward.

BTW, check out this contender for the Video iPod throne...even co-opts the name.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #33
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Just read that Apple and Motorola have a plan to release an iTunes service for mobile phones in the first half of 2005. The all-in-one dream is getting closer and closer.

Charles, I'm sure you look cool using your Treo too.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 09:20 PM   #34
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Actually, my problem with the ergonomics of the Treo was the keypad. I've got big hands so I didn't like the tiny number buttons, and also didn't like the touch keypad.
On the other hand, it was much more game friendly. The P800/P900's are a little weird for games. Some work really well, like driving games are fantastic with the jog wheel. Some games work really well with the touch screen. Doom however, has the most messed up interface ever, with a hybrid touchscreen/wheel interface for a game that was never made for it. Doom would have been fantastic on the Treo.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 09:32 PM   #35
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mike Butler :

BTW, I still can't see myself taking anything like a Treo, Palmpilot, or even a future iPod and holding it up to my head as a cellphone handset! Talk about lousy ergonomics to say nothing of looking silly. My attitude is, the less other gadgets you add to a cellphone, the more likely it is to work well in its original intended function--as a phone! -->>>

The bigger Palm sized PDA/phones do look goofy against your head, but you can't beat a Bluetooth headset for that. The Treo600 and the Sony/Ericsson P800/P900's are smaller than an opened flip phone.

As far as them not working well as a phone, my P800 gets better and clearer reception than cheaper single purpose cell phones on the network I use, and is also louder and crisper than my home phone. Plus, when I'm sitting in an airport, the plane is delayed two hours, the guy next to me is playing pong on his cellphone, and I'm watching Hellboy on mine, which is better? :)

Once you go to a good phone/PDA, you might never go back.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 09:40 PM   #36
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Charles,

The download is called "Pocket Tunes" and as I said, it's a free download when registering. I can't remember which registration it is, so best bet is to just register both the phone and the software. One of them will allow you to download it.

It requires a memory chip to be able to use it.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 08:45 AM   #37
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How does the Treo compare against the Blackberry? I'm looking to purchase, maybe for christmas?
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Old December 7th, 2004, 09:41 PM   #38
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Joe,

Can't make a comparison since I haven't tried a Blackberry...but I can say about the Treo that I find that it isn't too large to use as a phone, it works well as a phone (for me), and the speaker option is great (good quality sound). As a PDA it also functions well. I don't find the buttons to be difficult to manage and I've gotten pretty fast with them. And you can't beat it for reading and sending e-mail since the large screen makes it convenient.

Maybe the Blackberry is better...I dunno. But you won't be disappointed with the Treo.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 12:16 PM   #39
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I guess I was thinking of the regular size Palms, haven't played with the newer downsized PDAs...although I'd have to guess that for anything like that to be sized like a cell phone, the keyboard would be too small for my middle-aged eyes and fingers to find enjoyable. And as for watching movies, I'd like a much bigger screen...like the one in my 15.2" Titanium. Everything is a trade-off, I guess, and one of these days when I'm feeling a gadget craving, I'll have to try out one of the newer PDAs...might be handy to stick in my pocket when i can't bring along my laptop.

Hmmm, Hellboy...interesting choice! :-) Throw in Season 3 of Buffy. hee hee
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Old January 5th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #40
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I knew it!

Hey, I called it first!!

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Old January 6th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #41
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Which story, Chris?
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Yes, I was the first to call it!
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Old July 19th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #43
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Dammit, I hate those newspapers that make you sign up just to be able to read the story!
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Old July 19th, 2005, 08:56 PM   #44
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You and me both, Mike! I refuse to sign up for a news site.

So what's the deal, Christopher?
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Old July 19th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #45
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Yeah, me too. Perhaps it has to do with the WSJ's recent prediction of a video iPod?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=47752
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