RIP Treo 700w Hello Samsung SCH-i760

 Posted by on 2008-01-12 at 20:14  Mobile, Technology  Comments Off on RIP Treo 700w Hello Samsung SCH-i760
Jan 122008
 

R.I.P. Treo 700w

Well, I did it. I killed my Treo 700w. It took a tumble and the screen cracked. I had insurance and I could have gotten it replaced, but I decided to just get a new phone instead. I was up for my “new every 2” with Verizon, so I decided to pick up the Samsung SCH-i760. I’ve got mixed feelings about it right now. I used to hate my Treo 700w for mostly performance related reasons. After only a couple days of playing with the SCH-i760 I’m starting to miss some of the Treo’s better features. It’s a mixed bag.

Samsung SCH-i760

The Samsung SCH-i760 definitely out performs the Treo 700w in terms of speed and stability. Windows Mobile 6 looks pretty, but beyond a user interface “paint job” little has changed in the functionality. The thing I’m missing most about the Treo 700w right now is the ease of one handed operation. The SCH-i760 has a slide out keyboard, so typing with one hand is out of the question. Still, I’m almost glad to have the performance over ease of use at this point.

I will write some posts detailing anything interesting I’ve found out about the SCH-i760 in the near future. I’m still working out the kinks and trying to figure out how best to use this sucker. The only thing I can see right now is that while the SCH-i760 construction seems tight, its no Treo 700w. I’m afraid the first time I drop this thing its going to shatter into a million pieces. Lets all hope that doesn’t happen.

Verizon makes things right and replaces my Treo 700w

 Posted by on 2007-09-08 at 13:29  Mobile, Stuff & Junk, Technology  Comments Off on Verizon makes things right and replaces my Treo 700w
Sep 082007
 

I love to rip on crappy companies as much as the next guy, but when a company does something RIGHT for a change, I don’t mind telling people about it. As you may know from reading thew0rd, Palm recently released a broken update (1.22) for the Treo 700w / 700wx series of phones. Palm then recalled the update a few days later screwing all of the early adopters, much like Apple has screwed early adopters of the iPhone by lowering the price. I have been battling with Verizon to replace my Treo 700w with the bad update, but the warehouse was out of phones with the old firmware. So I walked into the downtown Verizon flagship store and laid it out for the customer service guy.

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Aug 162007
 

OMFG! I am really starting to hate Palm. I’ve been a loyal Palm user since the first PDAs. I’m at my wits end. I recently installed the Treo 700w 1.22 update on my Verizon handset, and its got even more bugs than the phone had before! I paid something like $600 for this phone when it came out, and instead of improving the phone, with every update they have made it worse. Palm has now taken down the 1.22 Update because so many users are having issues. There is no ETA on when a fix willbe released, if ever.

For the benefit of anybody who may have already upgraded their Treo to version 1.22 I’ll give you some resources to check on some of the issues involved with the update. After that, I will go on my rant lambasting Palm.
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Treo™ 700w 700wx Updater 1.22

 Posted by on 2007-07-20 at 11:53  Mobile, Technology  2 Responses »
Jul 202007
 

Wow, looks like palm quietly released an update to the Treo 700w / 700wx for Verizon. I may test this update soon. I have already hacked the Bluetooth on my 700w to allow A2DP to work with my Motorola HT280 wireless headphones. PDAnet has already added the ability to use Bluetooth DUN. Sometimes upgrades like this scare me, they might break what I’ve already done. I will be using Palm’s “Sprite Backup” utility to make a complete backup of my Treo incase the official update screws it up. I will let you know how it goes if I do it.

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My mobile/gadget lifestyle…

 Posted by on 2007-06-06 at 03:59  Internet, Mobile, Technology  Comments Off on My mobile/gadget lifestyle…
Jun 062007
 

What I’d like to do is layout some context as to how I use technology in my everyday life. I’ve chosen the "gadget" route/approach to technology when it comes to my daily habits. I’ve got many electronic devices to serve a multitude of purposes. My equipment is very similar to what your average "Road Warrior" would carry. I also have some niche gadgets for certain tasks. I will begin by listing the devices I use in the course of my life. How I use them will come after that.

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