Technical Difficulties from on Top of the Mountain
2004-08-27
  I want a new Treo 650
My current Sprint phone does just enough data services to show me that it would be useful if it worked, but on regular handsets its worthless. Fixed width fonts on a 130x120 screen. I get about 16 characters across (maybe), and for some stupid reason when I'm reading email it only downloads 256 bytes at a time (then you have to press <next> and load the next nibble). Chris had a Treo 600, and it worked much better. There were rumors about a hires one from last January, but the same thing happened the year before with the original Treo. They hype led the actual product by >9mo.

So at one point I talked myself into getting one. Searched around (unfortunately the really good rebate plans were already gone), but I found a vendor on ebay that could sell me the phone for $400 and no activation. Called up, ordered it, got a call back the next day--sorry we can't do that deal in Arizona. Dang I hate it when God tells me I have to wait.

So wait I have, every once in a while checking the search engines for more news. Well last month there was a little news and a scratch picture. But yesterday someone got their hands on a working one, fired it up and Posted the results. (See pages 5 and 7.) Now the last time treocentral had pics, Palm made them take them down, so here's a copy in case they disappear.

Thanks to WeeBitObsessed who was apparently a good source of early information on the original Treo 600 as well.

 
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