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    I don't yet own a Treo 650, but plan on getting it once Verizon decides to offer it. If we ignore the high-res screen and bluetooth capability, is the Treo 600 better than the 650?

    I have a friend who is asking me to compare the 600 to the 650. She probably won't be connecting to bluetooth devices and the like and just wants a good quality palm smartphone. Should I recommend her get the 600 instead of the 650?
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    Uh, no. The 600 has the advantage of being out longer and having a lot of bugs worked out. And, unfortunately you just cant "throw out" the high-res screen - it makes the biggest impact. Also depends on the carrier she will choose and what apps she plans to load. Doesn't sound like a power user, and there are many, many, many satisfied happy Treo 650 users out there.
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    Don't forget the (mostly) improved keyboard.
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    Yes, the new screen on the 650, to me, is worth the upgrade....

    When I first turned it on upon receiving it, I shed a tear actually! The brightness and clarity is astounding....

    They keyboard is very nice this time around as well! And don't forget the VERY MUCH IMPROVED Camera! I can actually take decent pictures with the 650! I say, WELL WORTH the upgrade....
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    I never owned a 600 but my good friend has one and when I recieved my 650 a few weeks ago we really went over the two side by side.

    The 650 will be by far the better of the two once the bugs are worked out and of course once i get all my apps installed and getting along together.

    You really can't even compare the screens. Its like putting a HD 65" LCD up against a BW 2.5 Casio watchman! It is truly that great of a difference.

    I have had a few smartphones and this 650 by far is the best one I have owned.

    You can save a few bucks on the 600 but can you really put a price on happiness?

    She will get the 600 and see someones 650 and wish she spent the extra money trust me. I have done the exact same thing on some other products.
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    I've had smartphones since the days of the Samsung I300 palmphone for sprint. I can definitively say this is the best smartphone i've owned yet. I've loaded several movies onto my 1 gig sd card, setup push mail using chatter, and paired it with my Acura TL's handsfree car kit. This phone is a keeper. That being said, it does have certain quirks/bugs which should be worked out. But what smartphone doesn't have any quirks?
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    I was thinking, "Why do people think this screen is so great?" Then it clicked. It's because all these folks have been looking at a 160 x 160 screen for a long time. If you own a pda with a VGA screen (640 x 480) you would say, "What's the big deal?". For that matter, it's not a big deal if you have a regular ppc with a 320 x 240, IMO.
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    Keyboard. Removable Battery. Faster Processor (movies/radio/apps). Camera... (although IMO the camera is looks to be the same as the T600, it's the SCREEN that makes them better, just take your 600 pics and view them on the 650... look familiar now?!).... and of course... EVERYTHING THAT YOU RUN ON IT LOOKS BETTER BECAUSE OF THE SCREEN! you may not use blootooth, but you can't get by without a screen.
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    I have been reading alot here on tc about the 650. People are complaining about the softer earpiece and the smaller usable storage space. And the resets. I can't count the posts complaining about the resets and instability. Is all this just exaggeration and/or frustration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUES
    I have been reading alot here on tc about the 650. People are complaining about the softer earpiece and the smaller usable storage space. And the resets. I can't count the posts complaining about the resets and instability. Is all this just exaggeration and/or frustration?
    You have to realize that one of the reasons people come to these boards is to bring their problems and hope that someone can help them. You cannot use the posts of this board as an overall indication of the reliability of the product. Sure, there are some problems, but there are many many people that use their Treo 650s every day with no problems.

    People complaining about lack of memory have a LOT of stuff loaded. 23MB loads a LOT of contacts and calendar entries. But if you start loading pictures, email attachments, MP3 players, this, that and the other, sure, 23MB is not enough. Many problems are caused by users loading software that has not been certified by palmSource as compatible with v5.4 of the palmOS and is either poorly developed or just plain incompatible with the new file system of the Treo 650. So you will read a LOT of frustration. It will all depend on what kind of user are you. Your mileage may vary...
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    I would Say the Treo 600. If she only want a reliable smartphone "and doesn't have the time to search TC for ways to make it work" I would suggest the 600.
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