Originally Posted by amol
....fantastic and so is palm...
Great concept but their execution with the Treo is for shit. They made their name with the original Palm Pilot, revolutionary in it's day. Rock-solid PIM that developers embraced and built into a highly customizable platform. But the original team is gone, forced out and forgotton. This crew can't solve the stability problems of integrating the original Palm OS with a phone, and they've had 6 or more tries at it. The same problems continue to plague the Treos. Palm seems to have allowed Cobalt to wither and die on the vine. Palmsource ALP? Vaporware. Instead Palm has embraced Windows Mobile. That's opened a whole new can of worms as Windows Mobile has stability problems as well. Palm just keeps making one mis-step after another when it comes to technology, but since they keep selling they keep making 'em. Folks want to believe in the original Treo concept, which is a great one: Convergence of phone and Palm Pilot. Each successive model brings new hope to users who are frustrated with the bugs and glitches of their current Treo. "Oooh, Windows Mobile! That should solve everything!" NOT! "Ooh, look! They doubled the memory. Now we should be stable!" Riiiiiiight. "Aah, kewl, a Treo with no antenna! Maybe it will be stable." Huh?
I'd love to get a Treo that worked like it was supposed to. I was hoping that the Cobalt OS would finally appear and be a whole new beginning for the Treo. I got sick of waiting and when it became obvious that Cobalt was never going to happen I started looking at other devices. Then RIM leaked word of the Pearl and the rest, as they say, is history. So is my fascination with Treos.