My Treo 600 finally arrived.
I came late to the cell phone dance — I switched from a Palm to a Treo only when my Mom got ill, and in some months I make only one or two calls. I broke down and upgraded from my original Treo, which I quite liked, for two reasons:
- The battery life of the new Treo is said to be far better than the old — despite its color screen
- The built-in camera might be a good fallback for situations (e.g. meals in odd restaurants) where I'd like to make a visual note but don't have my camera.
So far, the surprise is that the luminescent color screen is vastly superior to the old, reflective monochrome. I no longer think about ambient light when reaching for the Treo, and that's a change. And, the GPRS internet link seems to work well, out of the box.
One problem is figuring out the translation between the service provider's brand names ("t-zones") and actual services. I used to get 2M of metered internet per month for $10; the Web site says that t-zones gives me unlimited internet for $5, But what, exactly, is a t-zone? I didn't know, and neither did the customer service rep. We ended up changing my service package by guessing what might work; that's not sound engineering.