I just returned from a mountain setting where my Sprint signal was very weak but a Verizon signal was a little stronger. Tried my 700p with and without a 3-watt booster and couldn't connect with either provider after multiple tries. Got out my old 6700 and connected to Verizon the first time and every subsequent time without the booster. I replaced the 6700 with the Treo because the former is a great data device but a very awkward phone. Seems like its radio, though, is far more "poweerful" than the Treo in terms of reaching out for a signal despite the flaws in the phone's OS.

Add this to Bluetooth, lag, and the many other issues fixed/not fixed by the MR-- I'm ready to try a 6800....