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New Phone Smell
The Treo 650 has arrived, and it's boo-ti-ful!

It was at my front door when I headed out for lunch, so I brought it in, unpacked it in the kitchen, and hooked it up for a nice, long charge. As soon as I put the battery inside, it insisted on having me calibrate it, so I took a moment to admire the screen. Very pretty.

Back from lunch, I try out a few things. The camera works much better than the 600, with a very nice preview and video recording. Low light performance is very good. The keyboard lights up very brightly, and is easy to type on. I was able to get all my key data and programs moved over using my mad Palm OS skills and knowledge of the internal DB format; a normal user would have issues migrating their data forward, IMO.

Once I had all my key programs migrated, I called Sprint to activate the phone. It took about twenty minutes for basic activation to work, and I can make phone calls and do SMS. PCS Vision connectivity took about an hour. I've already fetched email on the device, and I'm now starting to play with the new Blazer 4.0 web browser.

More details later; I've got to go catch the Bill Hicks tribute show at the Alamo.

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I'm turning pea-green with envy.... I'm still on my Treo 300. But I love it, I know the keyboard, and it does everything I want.


The Treo 300 was a great device; I used it as my main phone for almost a year before getting the 600; before that, I used a Kyocera QCP-6035. Each generation just makes me more convinced that smartphones are the future.

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