View Poll Results: Buy a 600 now? Why?

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  1. #61  
    Originally posted by garyt01
    I would NOT!! The new ipaq 1945, releasing in July and the Sony T 608 in late June both with bluetooth are a better option. Sorry Palm/Handspring!!

    Small phone; small ipaq .5 wide 5oz; e-mail with attachments; great screen; SDIO slot for expansion and wifi; mp3; Less money; need I say more.
    Unfortunately SE recently announced that they will be completely leaving from the North American cdma market. Thus there is a possibilty now that Sprint may decide NOT to carry the T608. The mobile is supposed to be released in July, so we should find aout soon enough! I really hope Sprint decides support the phone, otherwise there will be no BT option period for those who perfer two device soluitons via Sprint...
  2. #62  
    Originally posted by gfunkmagic


    Unfortunately SE recently announced that they will be completely leaving from the North American cdma market.
    Difficult to fathom Sony these days. Their newer clamshell clies are so big, brick doesn't fit anymore, it's more of a cinder block (imho). Their thumbpads aren't as easy to type on as treos. They wanted to trademark the term "shock and awe" during the war while people were getting blown up? Their smartphone doesn't share the same OS as their handheld line? Now they want to leave the north american cdma market to focus on the Nipponese market. While I would have made a visit to check out the BT phone, I would not have bought one. Having used smartphones for 2.5yrs, I'm spoiled on the one device paradigm.
    David
  3. #63  
    Sorry, I'll have to vote no on purchasing the T600 now.

    I am disapointed in the new Treo. But for the thumboard (which one critic called "Stewart Little" sized) the specs are not as impressive as the Samsung SGH-i500 which was announced 3 months earlier, and may be available at roughly the same time. I am not even that concerned about the pixel count of the screen as most critics of the phone are. It the processor speed and the fact that the T600 does not have a replaceable battery (this may be a deal breaker in and of itself) that really bother me about the Hansprings device.

    Having said all that, and getting over my hurt feelings, I may still purchase one if:

    1) It comes out significantly earlier than the SGH-i500;

    2) Its software is better configured as a convergient device than the SGH-i500; and

    3) The thumboard is not too small to be more of a nusiance than useful.

    Having been a previously loyal Handspring customer, from Visor to VisorPhone to Treo, I will give them a chance. But they will have to earn my money.
  4. #64  
    Originally posted by sir_mycroft

    1) It comes out significantly earlier than the SGH-i500;

    2) Its software is better configured as a convergient device than the SGH-i500; and

    3) The thumboard is not too small to be more of a nusiance than useful.

    1) From experience, it sure seems this condition will be satisfied.
    2) From what I've heard, this will surely be the case. Without a keyboard or a designated grafitti area, the SGH will be difficult to use as a data device, IMO.
    3)The thumboard keys are bigger than the ones on the Treo today, and some intelligent software should keep errors to a minimum.
  5. #65  
    I agree completely.

    People keep mentioning the SGH-i500 and the Nokia 3650 as being viable alternatives for the T600.
    Well, they are, I guess, if you don't mind only being able to input using T9, since neither the SGH-i500 nor the 3650 have a stylus or keyboard.
    Personally, I'd rather not even bother. T9 is the biggest pain in the rear I've ever experienced.
    This is apples and oranges. The T600 is in a totally different league.
  6. #66  
    Originally posted by Stickman
    I agree completely.

    People keep mentioning the SGH-i500 and the Nokia 3650 as being viable alternatives for the T600.
    Well, they are, I guess, if you don't mind only being able to input using T9, since neither the SGH-i500 nor the 3650 have a stylus or keyboard.
    Personally, I'd rather not even bother. T9 is the biggest pain in the rear I've ever experienced.
    This is apples and oranges. The T600 is in a totally different league.
    The SGH will probably allow you to write on the screen, and it will most likely come with a stylus.
  7. #67  
    You know, I've been following this thread for quite a while and done some serious thinking. I currently have a love/hate relationship with Sprint and my iPaq 1910 (namely lack of SDIO and SPCS's rather unannouced discountination of modem ability unless you want to fork over $80/month or $0.39/min). However, given that, I'd take a T600 (after a serious demo in store naturally) for the following reasons. This is just my $0.02 - your priorities may differ

    1. I want ONE thing to grab on the way out of the door. It must be pocketable and have "cell phone - take anywhere" portability. Do I throw my 1910 in my back pocket and not think twice about it? Heck no!

    2. It's gotta be a heck of a great phone, first and foremost. Yes, I need my "brain" (a.k.a. Agenda Fusion currently) with me as much as possible. I'm sure DB5 is as good, if not better, and I don't care 'bout PPC vs. Palm really. Give me a GOOD PIM on the fly that boogies with Outlook (for work) and I'm happy. Either one above fits the bill. But, if I'm carrying one 'convergence' device, I need the voice communications above anything else. Since I told BellSouth to kiss my lilly white rear end 6 years ago and go completely wireless, no choice there.

    3. Email on the fly, with a usable KEYBOARD. Full web browsing is nice (ensure that my beloved Cubs are actually winning this season).

    4. Camera (albeit rather limited) is nice. 1 picture=1,000 words. Example, friend today asked me to decribe a rather attractive blonde work. 'Nough said!

    OK - sorry for the novel. October cannot get here quickly enough IMHO. If the tests come out OK and I like it in the store, GIMME!!!
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    #68  
    I think you're gonna be happy with the phone, and the keyboard for sending email, but not the web browsing. This is where I think the low pixel count just ain't gonna cut it.
  9. #69  
    well, point well taken Iceman. That's why I wait anxiously for the actual device to get here so I can see in person. If it meets my needs, great! If not, then look for something else.
  10. #70  
    I have seen the device in pictures. Have read all that their is to read and I have to tell you. I am 100% in love with this new device.

    I only need to convince number 1 that I should upgrade to it only 12 months after buying the Treo 270. May be I can sneek it in when she aint looking.

    Ancient_One
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    (Device:Palm Pilot>Handspring Deluxe>Handspring Treo 270>Sony Clie NX60U>PalmOne Treo 600)
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  11. #71  
    I voted "Yes" because I am a TMobile Sidekick owner who has been frustrated with various "bugs" and waiting along with other Sidekick users for some of the functionality to be available for the Sidekick that the Treo 600 will offer. The Sidekick OS is proprietary and therefore only a SDK is available as a simulator at this time with no firm date as to when applications and other functionality will be added. *Note: T-Mobile/Danger sent out an over-the-air update last week with a last minute warning that removed games that were bundled with the B&W and Color Sidekick. The reasoning is that the license expired. Sidekick forum members attitudes have ranged from "not a big deal those games were lame" to "how dare you you, [fill in the blank].

    I bought the Color Sidekick about a week ago, but after reading the various reviews of the Treo 600 prototype, I am already impressed and very inclined to return my Color Sidekick, keep my B&W/Monochrome Sidekick (early adopter since 10/02) and wait for the Treo 600 to be available for release.
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  12. #72  
    The Treo 600 looks terrific.

    I definitely want one.

    The only concern I have is cost. I dropped a lot of cash on the Treo 300 last August so I'm not sure if I can justify a yearly, exspensive phone purchase.

    If there is some sort of trade in deal available, where you trade in your old Treo 300 and get the Treo 600 for a couple hundred dollars, I might consider that.

    If not, then I'll keep using my Treo 300 until it dies.

    Josh
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    #73  
    Originally posted by joshuajestelle
    The Treo 600 looks terrific.

    I definitely want one.

    The only concern I have is cost. I dropped a lot of cash on the Treo 300 last August so I'm not sure if I can justify a yearly, exspensive phone purchase.

    If there is some sort of trade in deal available, where you trade in your old Treo 300 and get the Treo 600 for a couple hundred dollars, I might consider that.

    If not, then I'll keep using my Treo 300 until it dies.

    Josh
    you have to get yourself an insurance plan
    Hmm, Possible Treo Convert?
  14. #74  
    I think you may have misinterpreted my post, because I don't see how an insurance plan would help my situation.

    And I do have an insurance plan, which has actually served me quite well.

    I have Sprint's equipment replacement plan.

    Josh
  15. #75  
    Originally posted by BustAGroove
    I *Note: T-Mobile/Danger sent out an over-the-air update last week with a last minute warning that removed games that were bundled with the B&W and Color Sidekick.[/COLOR] The reasoning is that the license expired. Sidekick forum members attitudes have ranged from "not a big deal those games were lame" to "how dare you you, [fill in the blank].
    Wow that really sucks! I really dislike the idea of anyone being able to delete or "upgrade" a device you purchased without your consent. Goodthatway posted an article on this very subject. I must say that I would definitely be in the very angery pissed of segment!

    Also, I recall reading that Handspring is going to start offering similar device management software for the treo. I certainly hope wireless providers don't use these tools to alter the software on the treo without users consent!!
  16. #76  
    Give some discount and count me in :-)

    Already addicted to my 180.
    (Which seems to work pretty good for over 6 months !!!)

    Previous unit broke despite the cover - which makes me wonder about the Treo600 Survivability.
    (Not to mention it's much easier to use it to invoke/shut the unit)
    I think they should have found a middle way, so it could be used with lid open/closed - or add a sliding protective cover to the screen, for the few cases you wish to touch it (assuming navigator integration will be full).

    Don't see any new limitations in it's Palm wise abilities - As long as you can add applications as you wish...
    With same resolution you can slide the internet just as you do now.
    you might need better eye sight - well 180 wasn't much good for short sighted either.

    Only real worry is spending money on yet another unit which is not car usable.
    I just hate switching phones back and forth.

    As to camera - it's a nice gimmick - I see no reason for putting low resolution camera on an top edge device - at least make it usable 1.5M is a minimum! (I don't even think the lens are a price issue)

    And finally - I do hope it's more phone like, current units just ignore the GSM SIM, so when you do switch phones it's a pain.
  17. #77  
    Originally posted by PHO


    you have to get yourself an insurance plan
    I love your Anime Strong Bad pic.
  18. #78  
    Voted No.
    - The "improvements" of the 600 does not justify another cash investment. A reasonable cell phone, reliable email w/ attachments (snapper), and basic PDA functions (schedule, memos, contacts, etc) are all I need. I do not intend to replace my 300 for at least another year, maybe two just to keep up with everyone else.
    - As a VP of a large company, I routinely disapprove similar spending requests. Bottom line, if the cash outlay (investment) does not result in an equal or greater increase in functionality, then it is wasted money (points for style perhaps but that's all).
    /
  19. #79  
    Bottom line, if the cash outlay (investment) does not result in an equal or greater increase in functionality, then it is wasted money (points for style perhaps but that's all).

    Wasted, unless the cash outlay results in equal or greater user satisfaction. Man does not live by functionality alone.
  20. #80  
    YES

    I think the 600 looks to be nearly perfect. sure, high rez would be nice, but from the reviews it sounds like they have fixed almost all of the things I didn't like about my 180 (and 90) and made the things I liked even better.

    What I want to know is why it isn't going to come out till October if they have basically complete and finished units around now to test. I don't remember anybody testing a 180 till they were about out, and I am pretty sure the 180s were out before anyone laid hands on a 270
    MTT
    Handspring Visor, Palm V, HS Treo 180, HS Treo 90, P1 Treo 600, P1 Treo 650, Palm Treo 700p... still hanging tough with Palm OS
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