Originally Posted by lisaskil
After three years of waiting for Treo to get its act together and failing, I'm thinking about going Blackberry.
One of the things that I'm concerned about is the performance of third-party apps on the BB. My Treo has the Windows Mobile 5 software, and I know how bad app performance can be on that. (I would primarily run office productivity type apps: PDF reader, Word/Excel, and the like. I probably wouldn't use them daily--but enough to not want to be annoyed by their performance.)
I also noticed that the two models I'm looking at (8130, 8830) have half the memory (64MB Flash/32MB RAM) of the Treo (128MB Flash/64MB RAM).
Can anybody who's used these type of apps let me know how the performance is, and if you've had experience with the Treo w products, how it compares?
Thanks for your help!
Performance on BB devices is pretty good. One of the reasons for this is that it, unlike WM (and the apps developed for it), isn't "bloated." It's simpler, albeit with the ability to do more complex things when needed.
As far as memory, it's true that the smaller RAM size means that you won't be able to store as much. But, again, you'll find that you'll need less simply because the architecture better uses memory.