Monday, August 4, 2008

Treo 800w: Mayyybe if it had a Palm OS


Just like I can't bring myself to switch to a Mac, I can't get used to the notion of a Windows OS on my smartphone.

The Palm Treo 800w is out, and I'm debating whether to upgrade. I got my red Palm Centro in October, and I love it. I had a Treo 650 before that, which I was also very attached to.

First, the highlights:
  • GPS! integrates directly with your contacts list, so you can navigate to an address right from your phone book
  • higher resolution touch screen weeeeeee!
  • faster Web browsing, e-mail, and downloads weeeeeee!
  • 2 megapixel camera (Centro is 1.3)
Drawbacks:
  • Wi-Fi BUT! in order to use the Treo 800w as a modem for your laptop, you will need to subscribe to a Sprint Power Vision Modem Plan, which costs $49.99 per month for unlimited data.
  • the 800w is larger/thicker than the Centro, which is already a pretty big phone for a lady to carry, if you ask me
  • No picture texting, according to this guy, who apparently has tried every smartphone ever made or something
  • AND the clincher, I just can't switch to Windows Mobile. Just. Can't.
So that settles it, I'll just stick with what I have. I don't have $469.50 anyways.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Have you ever tried BlackBerry's OS? I have had Windows Mobile smart phones, the Palm Treo 700, and a BlackBerry Pearl. The BlackBerry is the most intuitive of the three OSes I tried, and does everything I need it to do.