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Old 05-07-2006, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I bought a Treo 650 after I switched over to Cingular from Nextel. I really like my Treo but the 8700c is so great. So now I don't know what to do stick with my Treo or get the 8700. I am worried that it won't run as good on my iMac like my Treo does. But I miss the Blackberry OS a lot. Should I go for it or stick with what I got?
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Honestly... You are asking this question on a BLACKBERRY forum, what do you think the answer will be??
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I owned a Treo 600 and a 650. If you offered me one for free but in return I had to give up my 8700 I would turn down the offer. STABILITY of the OS is my main reason. The Treo's have some great qualities but the device is plagued by crash - freeze - freeze - crash. When it is not crashing or freezing the Treo is nice. All things considered you could NOT talk me into trading my 8700 for a Treo. My .02
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Ok, I have been using Palm OS for almost 6 years now, since my freshmen year in HS. Started out w/ the m500, got the Tungsten T3, then got the Tungsten C. Had every intention of getting a Treo 650. On a whim, bought the 8700g. Palm can suck one. This OS is sooo much nicer, NO crashes, and God knows I push mine hard. I never plan on getting a Palm based smartphone again. I am an official convert.
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I had several Cingular 650's and still have one in my desk. But I LOVE my 8700c! The stability and OS are way better. If you are going to be taking picturs, listening to MP3's or watchng movies then stick wiht the Treo. If you want a real business device with much better bluetooth then get an 8700
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Mini review of both devices:

PHONE QUALITY: Advantage 8700 -- I know Palm was working overtime to try and fix the problem, as they put out patch after patch after patch. Everyone said I sounded like I was underwater.

EMAIL: Advantage 8700 (night and day here) No need to explain.

SMS / MMS: Advantage Treo -- I loved the way the Treo did SMS but the BB is not that far behind.

Applications available: Advantage Treo -- There are some sweet apps available for the Treo and Palm OS. But BB's are making ground.

Screen: Draw -- The 8700 screen is sweet!

OS: Advantage 8700 -- Night and day here as well. The BB OS is rock solid! The 650 has massive ROM issues and that can't be fixed via a patch.

Keyboard: Draw

Navigation of the OS: Advantage 8700 -- Simple and easy to operate / navigate. The treo needs a stylus, touch screen, center toggle, along with mail, homen apps, and other buttons

Fit, feel, and durability: Advantage 8700 -- The Treo feels more solid but it also has a touch screen (more to go wrong) and the Treo is much heavier than the 8700. The Treo does not like to be dropped while most BB's can take a lickin and keep on tickin.

Any area I left out?
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Ya, I think the BB wins...
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Haha even the Treo Forum told me to go Blackberry. Cingular is kind enough to upgrade me early. I can't wait to get it.
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Kewl! Welcome back and enjoy the 8700! Please report back after you use the 8700 and are in a postition to compare it to the Treo!
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I understand your situation, however, mine is the opposite. I came from a Treo 650 from Cingular. Initially, this device worked very well, then after time, something happened in the Central Florida area and service from Cingular has dropped horribly ever since.

Long story short, after 11, yes, eleven different Treo 650's swapped out from Cingular and an HP 6500, I was sent a BB 8700c. I have to admit that I liked it much better than I thought I would right from the start. However, there were several adjustments as a PDA user I had to make to allow the BB to work for me. I no longer had Documents To Go, nor did I have an expansion slot, but I got around that by using memos.

In the end, I miss the complete functionality of the Treo, but I do not miss the hours on the phone with Cingular support. The Treo is a well rounded device, but has major stability issues that I simply could not deal with on a daily basis.

I have adapted to the BB 8700 and can honestly say I am very happy with it. Much more so than I thought I would be. It's stable, easy to use and provides you with enough tools to get the job done without trying to over compliate everything.

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This has been very helpful. I have a bb 7100 and have also carried a Razr to use as my phone, but have been thinking about getting a Treo 650 or 700 so that I only was using one device - now I'll give more thought to going with the bb 8700 - thanks!
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What I like about my Treo 650 vs my 8700c. The Treo has a dedicated PERIOD button.
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I was a Palm OS user but not a Treo user. So far the 8700G is very stable and the screen is really nice but I still prefer the PIM apps on the Palm OS and I will seriously consider purchasing a Treo 700p GSM when it is released.
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I have 2 friends that are on their 6th 600 or 650. Both were on sprint. I think once you have an issue and have to return the phone you get refurb back and you get in an endless cycle of bad phones. My manager recently purchased the 700 and he is on his second one after a month. He cannot stand the phone because it is so buggy. He spend over an hour on the phone with support trying to get his phone software updated. Not good.
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The Treo 700 looks sweet but windows mobile is not a big upgrade from the palm os, stability wise that is.

I love the stability of the BB and can / will never go back to a treo. Just my .02
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I have a PowerBook G4 that I use with my BlackBerry 8700 and I have zero problems. I love having all my email at my side all the time. I sometimes wish I had a camera, but I can live w/o one. As far as MP3 goes...iPod all the way.
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I find in most cases I don't need a dedicated period button. when I'm typing sentences I use the double-spacebar, which gives me a period. Then I'm typing numbers, I'm already holding down the key, so I can just reach over a type a period in the middle on me pounding out numbers. I can't say that a dedicated period key wouldn't be nice. But I can't agree that I really need one given the two scenarios I mentioned.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Winston S.
I was a Palm OS user but not a Treo user. So far the 8700G is very stable and the screen is really nice but I still prefer the PIM apps on the Palm OS and I will seriously consider purchasing a Treo 700p GSM when it is released.
$679.99 :-/. Ouch!
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Windows mobile as well? Not only ouch but add a yuck to that!
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I love my 8700 so much.. i almost bought a treo too.. i wonder how the sidekick 3 is going to perform.
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