Thanks to my tendency to research the hell out of anything I plan on buying, I've been a rabid lurker here as of late. And I couldn't help but noticing...

We're all aware of the infamous sound quality issue, of course. (Woot woot for the patch.) But I also remember that thread that detailed how apparently Treos have been shipping with two different kinds of lenses.

Seeing how some people report no problems at all while others are chock-full of digitized voice-y badness, and seeing how there are obviously multiple manufacturers for the same Treo parts, do you think it could be possible that one version ships with a "bad" mic, and the others don't? Would there be a way to tell, and a way to identify which Treo you'd be getting?

Thought I'd throw it out there for the massive Forum Mind to contemplate.