Wizards of Oz

"Life is fraughtless ... when you're thoughtless."

25.7.07

New toy

After running my Treo 600 into the ground for more than 2-1/2 years (after buying it used on eBay, no less), I have finally upgraded to a new-in-box, copper colored Treo 680 (Palm OS).

Since the old 600's camera started to get grainy, the screen started showing lines, the shift and "0" keys began sticking and the stylus digitizer began to drift, it was time.... Now my wife will inherit the hand-me-down so she can play Klondike solitaire in color.

As someone who has used the Palm OS since the 1990s (Graffiti and all), I have no intention of crossing over to Windows Mobile. Unfortunately PalmOne's decision last year to start offering Windows Mobile on its PDAs may mean this is the last Palm OS device I'll be able to buy new.


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4 Comments:

At 26/7/07 04:48 , Blogger Dan tdaxp said...

I worked as a GA, supporting student and faculty use of Palms at USD for a year. A very fun time.

Why no iPhone?

 
At 26/7/07 09:01 , Blogger deichmans said...

Why no iPhone? Several reasons:

- I still have a year on my T-Mobile contract (though given the Borg's [i.e., AT&T's] penchant for acquiring other telecom firms, T-Mobile may be part of AT&T by then....).

- Though I tend to be considered tech savvy by friends and colleagues, at heart I am a "late adopter" who is easily satisfied with last-gen systems.

- My iPod shuffle (512MB v.1) is enough for my tunes fix. The idea of "flipping" thru album covers to find the right Def Leppard tune just doesn't appeal to me...

 
At 26/7/07 17:30 , Blogger Sean said...

we sound very similar, Shane. i love to follow the latest stuff, but i'm not willing to pay for it.

also, i much prefer the Palm OS to anything by MS.

third, i just got a used Treo 700p for my new job and i like it pretty well, especially for checking email on the go to make sure i don't need to get to a computer.

and, embarrassingly, the way it wirelessly syncs with our corporate server, which requires VPN and Outlook on a normal connection, is like magic to me ;-)

 
At 31/7/07 20:23 , Blogger Dan said...

Holding out for a Google Wi-Max phone. Bought a used Treo 650 myself, 12 months ago.

 

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