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    My biggest problem with the 700 p is that it looks too much like the 650. Not enough visual differences for a good healthy brag. Speed issues are silly, since it takes longer for a program to boot on my windoze machine than on my treo and when running, most of the programs just jump much faster than on the 650 (making reading email a pleasure and tom tom fabulous)
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    If that's your biggest problem, you're in pretty good shape, IMHO......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hlazar
    My biggest problem with the 700 p is that it looks too much like the 650. Not enough visual differences for a good healthy brag. Speed issues are silly, since it takes longer for a program to boot on my windoze machine than on my treo and when running, most of the programs just jump much faster than on the 650 (making reading email a pleasure and tom tom fabulous)
    I wouldn't call this a problem, but I was very surprised by how similar the 650 and 700 look. That's Palm's bad, making it visually distinct would have several advantages to them.

    For me, there is a benefit to it's looking the same and that is I can continue to use the Krussel case from my 650. The similarity is annoying to me because I like to talk to people with 700's about their experience with it. But if you see a Treo on someone's hip you can't tell if it's a 650 or 700p without intently staring at the person's midsection to ID the model.
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    I think there is a distinctive difference in the shape, side buttons, qwerty, and color. It's enough for everyone with a 650 I work with says they are jealous and want one, inspite the minor differences it must be enough for change. That is not what I got the 700 for anyways...for one, it was a nice upgrade from a 600.
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    I'm sure this is a tough area for Palm to deal with since you don't want to mess with a good thing (and the Treo's current design is what makes it a Treo). Any dramatic changes and they would have risked offending a good chunk of their customers. I liked how the 650 looked, and I like the 700p even more.

    Also, let's face it, it's not like you'll be picking chicks up with your Treo. It is still a at best a business tool and at the worst a gadget (geek toy), even if it is a dressed up one at that. If there was ever a phone that could even come close to accomplishing this astounding feat it was the RAZR. I say was, because now pretty much everyone in town has one and there really isn't any sort of novelty to it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajabbari
    I'm sure this is a tough area for Palm to deal with since you don't want to mess with a good thing (and the Treo's current design is what makes it a Treo). Any dramatic changes and they would have risked offending a good chunk of their customers. I liked how the 650 looked, and I like the 700p even more.

    Also, let's face it, it's not like you'll be picking chicks up with your Treo. It is still a at best a business tool and at the worst a gadget (geek toy), even if it is a dressed up one at that. If there was ever a phone that could even come close to accomplishing this astounding feat it was the RAZR. I say was, because now pretty much everyone in town has one and there really isn't any sort of novelty to it anymore.
    I disagree. When the 650 came out there was a bit of a wow factor. Everyone wanted to hold one, play with one, etc. I was always showing it off when the 650 was new (only by request). I don't see that nearly as much with the 700. There was a lot more buzz about the 650 then there is with the 700.

    As for the looks, the 650 was a nice cosmetic upgrade from the 600, even though the changes were minor and unalienating (I know it's not a word) to 600 owners. Palm could have done the same kind of thing with the 700.

    BTW - Have you noticed an identity crisis for Palm? I was on another site checking a product for phone compatibility, the site listed all compatible phones by manufacturer. The Treos were listed under Handspring, Palm and PalmOne. That's not a good thing.
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    This design has been proven to be a huge success for Palm so there is no need to shift too far from it.
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    IMO, the 600 had the most WOW factor. Everyone I knew wanted to see my Treo then. Now everyone and their mother has one - I commute by train and not one day goes by without me seeing or hearing a 600/650/700. Silicon Valley must be the Treo capital of the world. Which is to say, why would Palm want to ruin a good thing.
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