I've had a treo 180 for about a year and a half. Just a few conclusions:
Currently available internet connectivity options make regular usage
impossible. Checking your mail on holidays is about it. If you're pay as
you go you don't even get gprs net connectivity, you get a wap gateway.
Unmetered gprs acces would solve this.
A full keyboard is a good thing, you quickly begin to expect it.
Availability of software sucks, why do i have to buy an application
that turns the phone on after reset, that should be in rc. I'm just not
used to not being able to write a script for a quick fix. I assume this
is true for all closed phone platforms.
Using a cable to sync is not cool, i use a cable to charge that's
2 Devices just dont fit in my pocket, i don't carry a handbag.
The sharp zaraus has the software, the treo has the keyboard, most pda's
have the wireless sync, america has unmetered wireless net access.
I dont expect to see a convergence device that will fill the above
criteria any time soon.
On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 03:24:27PM +0100, Ken Gilmour wrote:
> Hi David,
>> >?My mobile contract is up sotimeto scan around!
> >?Ive hankered after a phone/PDA combo for a bit now ?but was always
> >?put off a bit by their brick like looks.
> >?Orange is doing The Sony Ericsson P900 ?(which already seems to be
> >?superseded by the P910i)
> >?This phone has bluetooth and thus syncs with outlook.
> >?Does anyone use one?
> >?Is there any other nominations?
> >?Can I assume that I would be able to sync with KOrganiser or
>> I have the O2 XDA2 phone. It is brick-like but you can expect that because of it's current functionality! I bought it in singapore a few weeks ago.
>> The cool thing about it is when you're on a call and you want to make a note you can use the headset, click "notes" and it automatically fills info about the call, time, caller, number and then you just fill in the details. Pretty nifty... You can also save your MP3s and use it as an mp3 player or to play movies and to store photos, it's a lot better than my old Tungsten T3, but there are still things i prefer about the T3 to the XDA2!
>> It also synchronises easily with FreeBSD / OpenBSD... Haven't tried it with linux but i assume it will be similar.
>> You can even have your favourite picture of elisha cuthbert as your background in the "today window" (a bit like a desktop background)!
>> I'm Done selling :-)
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