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Old 02-23-2006, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ugh. I went ahead and against my better judgement got me a Treo 650 on ebay. I decided to get one for these reasons:

1) I am with Sprint and decided it would be easier to just condense everything into one
2) I would not have to pay a dime extra to have a treo with Sprint compared to the $50 + for an 8700c with Cingular ($25 additional for BES)


Well, so I did it and now regret it. I held it in my hands for about 20 minute tinkering with it, and I just was not happy. I am just not happy with it. It is really heavy in my hands. The keys are really close together and I feel like my hand is going to cramp while tapping out a sentence with one hand.


So I am going to have to really weight out what I want to do. I think I am just going to have to sell this one, save and bite the cingular expensive bullet.

So, my fellow 8700 comrades; anyone willing to throw this girl a bone and buy this $315.00 paperweight?
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"once you go Berry--you don't go back"
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I switched from the 650 to the 8700c and don't regret it one bit.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I switched from the 650 to the 8700c and don't regret it one bit.

I did the same thing. No regrets here.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I switched from a 7290 to a treo650 then back to the 8700, my wife loves her treo650, however, she is a heavy palm user. I cannot imagine using another device besides a blackberry, before the 7290 I had a 7280 and a 957 and 950 before that. Like they say, these things are "crackberries"
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Liv,
How could you? After all we have been through together! Tisk, tisk, you should have obeyed your instincts. And in case they fail you, listen to me. NEVER buy a Treo! BTW, if you are trying to sell a Treo you are definitely in the wrong place - try www.treocentral.com
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm afraid I'm piling on, but I went from the Treo 650 AND the 7290 to just the 8700. I now use it for everything. It's perfect.
But Liv, if you just got the 650 today, can't you exchange it for the 8700 and add the $50?
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've used the treo650 in the past and the only real nice thing I found about it was that although it has a touch screen, you can still do many of the functions using one hand (with the dpad and shortcuts), also it had an exceptional vga camera. I've been using the 8700 for a few days now and its really growing on me.

Here is my smartphone history:
XDA IIs (had the bells and whistles but too expensive and too many functions require a screen tap)

Treo650 (too many random resets)

Sidekick II (very "hip" and introduced me to push email, but very limited connection options like bluetooth, and you have to purchase all the ringtones)

HP hw6515 (should have learned from the xda, too many screen taps, but the built in GPS is quite handy)

Nokia 9300 (besides being an awkward form factor, I loved the widescreen web browsing, has bb connect feature but very poor signal using just the 1900mhz band)

Blackberry 8700c (so far the best of the bunch, perfect rf signal, love the jog wheel, just have to get used to the blackberry way of doing things)
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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When I decided that I was going to upgrade from the 7280, I considered the Treo 650. I'm glad that I chose the 8700c instead. By far the greatest phone I've ever had or seen.
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i believe that each one has its benefits. i have used a BB off and on (and now definitely permanently on) for a couple years now. and i found that my best option was to have the BB on its own standalone BB plan and have my voice line separate. so i carry my BB for data/e-mail and my treo 650 for voice/data all the time.

i could write a 3 page report on the benefits of each and why to buy each but im not gonna bother. im sure its been covered before

and just for the record, there are plenty of rumors about the treo's "unstable" firmware. but as long as you keep up to date with upgrades and take care of your treo (dont load software that will cause incompatibility issues and etc...), the treo works amazingly
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I too went from the Treo650 (thought it was going to answer all my problems) to a 7280 (to "try" the Blackberry) and very quickly switched to the 8700c, and I couldn't be happier.
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I was a 650 owner and well, I hated having to use the stylus to point at things...and then if I didn't my screen sufferred. Once I switched to my 8700c I was amazed.

What you could do, if you don't want to hit the high prices, is go with t-mobile/amazon.com/gsmphonesource solution they are talking about in another thread.

Starting in a couple of months when my cingular runs out I'm going to take my 8700c and port the number over to t-mobile. (Mine is already unlocked).

Then again in a couple of months t-mobile might have thier 8700....
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I still have my 650 and it sits unused in my bag...once in a while I consider switching back and as I start the process of syncing the 650...I change my mind and stick with the 8700.
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Liv, it seems like the answer to your original question is a resounding no.
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:D ha ha.

Sold the paperweight on the other forums. I think. Still waiting for the payment.

Yes, I have decided that the extra $50.00 a month is most likely worth it, I just need to save enough to do that, so once again I am waiting. I hate waiting. Ha.

I would go to t-mobile, but I don't think I am going to have good coverage in the three states I need it the most. Cingular has the most coverage. Paying for anything additional (I am keeping my cell phone at Sprint) makes me want to make sure I get the best coverage.
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I love the browser on the 8700 It is faster then anything I have used on a wireless device. I have the 650 and just got the tmobile MDA aka HTC wizard(Talk about a learing curve) I still think the 8700 is the best but I like playing with other gadgets too.
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Liv, I was just going to recommend that you could go to TMO to 'check out'/rent a BB and go around the places that you frequent to see the signal strength/quality but if you're talking about three states then never mind.
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Liv, I was just going to recommend that you could go to TMO to 'check out'/rent a BB and go around the places that you frequent to see the signal strength/quality but if you're talking about three states then never mind.

Awww, I am going to swing by T-Mobile sometime next week and inquire about it.
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Last time i checked, um the 650 sucked. Oh look a phone call, reboot. Oh a text message, reboot. take a picture, reboot. What a great piece of technology. Go Palm!!!!

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Let me join the chorus as a former Treo, now BB user. I went through 3 Treo 600s and one 650 before I had enough of the random reboots, data loss, synch errors, hardware quality issues, etc.

I now have an 8700c and love it.
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