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    Hey guys,

    I'm a looong time PPC user. I started with a Wince based Compaq Aero, had a couple of Ipaqs, etc. My 1910 has sat dorment for months as I waited for some sort of PDA/Phone combo. A friend of mine bought a Treo 300 a few years ago and recently upgraded to a 600. After playing with his 600 I started seriously thinking about getting one. Finally a device with real input ability and a phone. In my decision process the 650 hit the scene, so I decided to give it a shot.

    I just picked it up at a local Sprint store. I took the Amazon page in and got the guy to give me a 650 for $420 plus a $50 credit on my first bill to get me to Amazon's $370 mark. I'm a new Sprint user, so he was pretty eager to get me signed up. I thought it was a good deal.

    I've never used a palm for more than 5 minutes, so I'm hoping I like this device. I've used it for about 15 minutes. The screen looks great, it seems pretty speedy, and browsing the web is pretty tolerable. It'll take some getting used to not being able to click and hold for a menu, but I have high hopes for it.

    If anyone has some must have Palm apps I should look at, or other newbie advice, I'd love to hear it. Wish me luck!

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    Congrats! I am still waiting for my Treo. Anyway, if you want some recommendations on apps, what profession are you in? What kind of apps would you need? If you tell me that much I should be able to give you some pretty good suggestions.

    Sprint Treo 650

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    I'm in pretty much the same boat as you Mike, except I've been a Palm user now about a week. If your like me Palm OS is tolerable at best. I really miss explorer to manage how stuff is organized, I miss seeing everything on my PDA on my computer screen like another drive and managing it from there. Sometimes it seems anything on your sd card might as well be on the moon somewhere. Applications are generally kind of "toy-ish" and very poorly documented. I'm out of memory, and the phone quality isn't very good. However, until they come up with a PPC phone that fits in my pocket I'm going to keep wrestling with this 650.
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    I actually haven't made a call on this thing yet. If it doesn't work well as a phone I may have to return it and wait for something better. If I have to carry two things I don't need a $400 PDA.

    I know what you mean about the OS. Customizability seems very low. I'm used to being able to get everything just the way I want it, and so far I can't seem to customize much other than some pretty lame color schemes. I haven't even found where my memory usage is listed. :/ I know it is just a paradigm thing at this point, so I'm keeping a good attitude about it as long as I can.

    The keyboard is great. I'm no wizard on the thing, but it is soooo much better than any stylus based approach. The form factor is good too. It is a bit thick, but way smaller than any PPC phone I've seen.

    Rock: I'm a musician and audio engineer, primarily. I write reviews on music related gear, so Office type apps are very useful to me. PocketWord is groovy n' all, but actually having a keyboard might help me get my reviews written quicker! I used my PPC for: PIM, ebooks, some music listening, and and as a note taker. I know there are some groovy music apps out there, so I'm eager to try those.

    Thanks guys!


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