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    I like the few added features of the Treo 600, but I just don't see the need to upgrade for So Little. The Device seems to be more focus on the CELL PHONE Features, and keeping up with other "Smart Phones" (handspring even calles it a smart phone on their site).

    I don't want to offend any one, but I think I will stick with my Treo 300.

    Here are some of the Reason

    1. No enough Added Or usable features

    2.NO Talk of fixing the Common Problems Suffered in the 300

    3.Small Keyboard "for me the Keyboard for the main selling point for the 300

    4. No improvement on the Screen or Protective Flip

    5.Extra price Tag

    I know this has been Discussed before, But I just want to Know the opinions of those who choose to Keep their 300

    thanks
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    I am giving my Treo 180 to my daughter. She keeps asking for it. The biggest reason I will go to the 600 is the SD slot. I am almost out of space. That alone is reason enough, besides the fact I just want the latest and greatest.
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    can only speak for myself here, but i'm looking to upgrade from my 180g. the only reason i've not upgraded so far is because I was hoping they'd put out a 270g, i hate the keyboard and love graffiti. i don't use sprint so the 300 was out of the question. so for me the 600 is a big upgrade...color screen, newer OS, longer battery, more memory.
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    I am thinking of dropping the service on it and using it as a regular pda...i often find it better to test apps and hacks on a an actual pda as compared to an emulator....the treo 300 will make a niice replacement for my palm VIIx with the burned pixels lmao
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    Not a chance of me keeping my 300. I may give it to my daughter as a phone, or I may give it to my wife to use solely as a PDA. Either way I'm moving on to the 600. Treo600 = Treo300 + MP3 + video + SD + 2xbattery + no hinge.
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    I'll be keeping my 300.

    The extra memory would be nice, but I don't really need it. I can make do fine without it.

    MP3 player? Again, nice. But I already have a 20GB MP3 player (Archos Multimedia Jukebox) that does WAY more.

    Camera? Of all the additions, this is the one I'll miss the most. Of course I have a good digital camera for real picture taking, but it's not always with me. Having something around to snap the random picture opportunities would be sweet.

    Why am I NOT upgrading? Two main reasons:

    WHERE'S THE BLUETOOTH? True, it's not terribly useful for much yet. But a wireless headset would be a blessing.

    I like the flip cover on my 300. I know it's uncomfortable for alot of users and others have also complained of quality issues. Neither of these have cropped up for me. I want something that protects the screen, and I don't wanna hafat buy some aftermarket solution to do it.

    Along with these 2 deal killers comes another issue for me. Price. I paid $500 for my 300 the day it was released. Assuming (though there's been NO confirmation) that Handspring will offer a $100 trade-in discount, trading up will still cost me around another $400. There's simply no way that the Treo 600 is a $400 upgrade from my Treo 300.
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    If Handspring did nothing other than get rid of the flip lid and add the SDIO slot, I'd gladly fork over another $500 for the T600. My last smartphone was a QCP-6035, with no flip lid other than the dial pad (you didn't need to flip open the phone in order to use it; only to access the silkscreen), and I can't tell you how much less irritating it was to answer a phone call. It did fine without "protection," and I kept it in my back pocket. In my experience, the 300 offers zero addtional protection.

    I was pretty happy with the Treo 300, but the flip lid has got to go.
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    I would keep my 300 but...

    The processor is way too slow. I have to wait a few seconds for all of my old email messages to load when I go to eudora.
    Also more speed is needed for web browsing.

    The 300 has no power saving feature. I.e. red blink of death. It would be nice to be able to travel into a no service area for an hour or two and still have some battery left.

    If both of these issues are not addressed with the 600, forget about it! Time for a 2 box bluetooth solution...

    -rob
  9. #9  
    Originally posted by ClarenceCM3

    Here are some of the Reason

    1. No enough Added Or usable features

    2.NO Talk of fixing the Common Problems Suffered in the 300

    3.Small Keyboard "for me the Keyboard for the main selling point for the 300

    4. No improvement on the Screen or Protective Flip

    5.Extra price Tag
    I'll probably upgrade, but I find your reasons very hard to understand.

    1. Not enough added? MP3, camera, new navigational d-pad, better form factor, new OS, more memory, expansion slot, bigger battery, brighter screen. Bluetooth, which isn't overly useful except for the headset, high res. screens, and voice dialing is all I can see possibly missing.

    2. No talk of fixing problems? I encountered no problems with my Treo 300, but I think you aren't ever going to hear public acknowledgement from Handspring of it having problems, so how can they talk of fixing them? The only way to know is get one or wait for feedback.

    3. Small keyboard, I'll give you this one, but most every review said it's about the same to type on. Unless you tried it, I don't know how you can site this as a reason.

    4. Every review says the screen is much, much, brighter. Maybe it's not high res, which would be ideal, but it's not like it's the same exact screen. The protective flip is gone, which is an improvement for many it seems.

    5. I'll give you this, but I think the price is justified with all that I mentioned in #1 above.

    I know the reasons are yours, and I can see how the sum of them would add up to not upgrading. I just think that each reason is somewhat flimsy on it's own, and if it comes at the right price ($299 for current Treo owners willing to sign a contract), it's a great deal.
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    I'M KEEPING MY 300
    as a second phone. I'm going to get the add a second line for $10 deal. Hey everybody needs a back up ..... right
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    320 x 320 would add: little movies/ads worth watching, pictures of family worth looking at and wow appeal for showing off.

    Camera at 640 x 480 is dissapointing

    Don't need extra memory.

    Really the only thing I would want is the better battery. But to blow $ 500 NOW with this economy ... let me put it this way, WE ALL KNOW THAT IF IT WAS 320 X 320 WE'D BE LIKE KIDS IN A CANDY STORE AT THE SPRINT STORE BEGGING FOR IT.


    Something else that would give it kick is addressing a GPS solution with voice and addressing Powerpoint presentations (laptop replacement in presentations)
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    I'm switching to the GSM 600. I've had it with my local Sprint & CDMA issues. It has always had a knack for picking the worst times to weird out on me; it'll refuse to hang-up, or only one side of the conversation works, or the red blink drains the battery to 5%.. it's something new and awful every time.

    Back when I was excited about Sprint I convinced my parents to switch. Just a couple of days later they had weird stuff happen as well.. battery drain on a Sanyo 4900, calls going to voice mail without ringing. Just a bunch of junk stuff going on that's never happened on other carriers for them. Perhaps it's a local problem.. but what can I do, I've complained a dozen times about the antiquated antenna they use around here and they just brush me off.

    I'm pretty excited about the 600. I just want a solid Treo platform that I won't have to charge 3 times a day, and that will let me make and receive calls where both sides can hear one another.
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    This was touched on in this thread, but sorry if it is a little sidetracked; but I've seen several posts about users wanting to protect their screens. I've had 5 Blackberrys in the past 5 years and I've never scratched the screen (although the primary reason is that it faces in when in the plastic holster). Screens should be used without anything obstructing it such as a static cling sticker or a clear plastic case. It's like putting a piece of clear plastic over your PC monitor or using a skin over a keyboard. Why spend all that money on a device and detract from the clarity of it? This is the way I see it: If I scratch it, I can always buy a replacement screen as a part for about $10 (or cannabalize a broken unit). I've got some small tools to open this thing up and snap one in myself. So I've never worried about scratching the screen, and as it turned out, it never did get scratched in 5 years. Set yourself free and don't worry about scratching the screen!
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    I carry my T270NL mkII (NL= no lid) in my bag, pocket etc with no case at all. I have had variations of T180 and T270 all with at least some part of the screen exposed... and not one scratch.

    Whatever the screen's made of, it's pretty tough

    To address the original post. I am definitely waiting this time before I go the way of the T600. I have an extra space on my T270 (FlyZip) and to be honest, all the extras on the T600 don't greatly inspire me to hurry out and spend my bucks.
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    I only seen 2 post for people who plan on keeping their Treo 300

    So of the points brought up about the new treo are pretty cool, but I guess it's just a matter of Personal Opinion.

    I wonder do most feel a need to get the 600 base soley on the fact that it's under the TREO name brand, or for its True Usablity. Because alot of people I see Hyping the Treo 600, in past post "comparing the Treo 300 to other Smart Phones" complaining of the same features now offered with the 600.

    To me the Treo 600 resemble the other "smart phones" I pasted up when I purchasing My Treo 300.

    I Personal Felt a Fit in the Program in the Old treo was need, more then A new Model. Like a Treo 300g "with free or moderatly price trade-in of the Old Model".
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    for my taste the Treo is exactly what i want. this goes for my current 180g and my future 600. it is a palm os based pda and a phone in one. the two communicate with each other. i can sync it with my Macs. i've got no desire for anymore functionality than what the Treo gives me. no desire for any windows based phone or any other os based phone. (who wants to download MS security updates every week for their phone?!) i really don't even care for the built in camera and mp3 capabilities, i wish there was a version without either. i like the simplicity of the palm os, it's fairly stable and gives me room to play with it. i know there are other palm os based phones out there, but i've had such good luck with HS in the past that's it's a loyalty thing as much as a "like the particular product" kind of thing. HS even replaced my first 180g after i threw it to the ground shattering it after it locked up upon receiving a call for the millionth time...lucked out there somewhow. yes the screen is low-res, but the way i see it is that it's color and that's more than i've got now! no it doesn't have BT, but it's got an SD slot and i can add BT if i want it, that's more than i've got now! for me it's the perfect next step, and if i wanted more out of it then i wouldn't get it and would move on to another phone!
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    ClarenceCM3 wrote:
    I only seen 2 post for people who plan on keeping their Treo 300


    That probably has more to do with posting your question in the Treo 600 forum than with any general consensus. Besides, most people who plan on taking no action aren't vocal about it.

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