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  • Treo 650 is da bomb. ‘F’ WinMo and iPhone

    Posted on February 24th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Very quick update on the go. I now can state that in 2007, the Treo 650 is as good as new technology…of course, it’s all due too a retarded amount of OS hacks, 3rd party software, and accessories.

    I’ve successfully updated my ROM to allow SDHC cards. Today I am running with an 8GB SDHC card. You can’t get that on any WinMo device, yet. Oh, and it’s actually more usable memory than the upcoming $600 iPhone. So sweet! Thanks EasyE, Shadowmite, and the Grack guys for schooling me on custom ROMs.

    Thanks to the big ass 3200mah battery from Seidio, I can go all day streaming Internet radio without running out of juice.

    By now, you already know about my use of Pocket Tunes, Softick Audio Gateway, and ChatterEmail (R.I.P. – Marc best of luck at Palm.)

    I’ll update this post later on with some links.

  • 700p still wins, but will WM6 topple it?

    Posted on February 22nd, 2007 Shawn No comments

    UPDATE: I added the hypothetical Treo 750 with Windows Mobile 6. It ties the 700p…and once I get info on a couple more specs, may take the top spot.

    The news of WM6 got me thinking… it time to hang up the old Palm OS and move to something that continues to update and (sort of) innovate? I love my Treo 650 and have all plans of getting a 700p once the ROM update comes out from Palm.

    Though with WM6 just around the corner, and possibly answering some of the BIG reasons I wouldn’t switch…’s time to review my “Smartphone/PDA Must Have List”. To be fair, I have left WM6 off, since it’s too early to tell weather it will be on the 700wx, 750, or something else. But, just remember…it will be 320×320 and have all the pros of Bluetooth 2.0 (including stereo Bluetooth). If they only add SDHC support…WM6 might just bury my Palm OS (along with my best friends Pocket Tunes, Softick Audio Gateway, and ChatterEmail). The next couple months will tell.

    Now, back to the updated table. BTW, I added the 700wx (now that Verizon is offering it).

    1st place = Treo 700p and the hypothetical Treo 750 with WM6 — 23.5 points (out of a possible 25)
    2nd place = Treo 680 and Treo 750 — 22.5 points (tie, what a shock…the old technology 680 ties the new ‘it’ phone. It’s only because I allowed EDGE to count as pseudo high-speed)
    3rd place = Treo 700wx — 21 points (I think I have missed something on the specs, as I’d think it would weigh in the same as the 750)
    4th place = iPhone — 13 points (Beautiful user interface…that’s about it)

    Treo 700p Treo 680 Treo 750 Treo 700wx Treo 750 WM6 iPhone
    PHONE 2 2 3 2 3 1
    Bluetooth voice dialing X ? X ?
    Speakerphone X X X X X X
    Custom ringtones X X X X X ?
    INTERNET 3 2.5 3 3 3 1.5
    High-speed data (EVDO, EDGE) X X- X X X X-
    Browser X X X X X X
    Bluetooth DUN X X X X X
    PDA 9.5 9.5 7.5 8.5 8.5 6
    Bluetooth 1.2 or 2.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 ? 2
    Internal/card storage 4GB + X X miniSD 2GB SD 4GB ? X
    Touchscreen X X X X X X
    QWERTY keyboard X X X X X
    320 x 320 resolution minimum X X 240 x 240 240 x 240 X X
    Camera X X X X X X
    File Browser X X X X X ?
    Google Maps X X X X X X
    Bluetooth sync X X X X X ?
    Removable battery X X X X X
    EMAIL 3 3 3 3 3 1.5
    Outlook sync (calendar, contacts, tasks,
    X X X X X
    Push mail (Exchange, IMAP) X X X X X X-
    POP mail X X X X X X
    AUDIO 6 5.5 6 4.5 6 3
    Internet Radio (mp3, AAC+, wma) AAC+, MP3, WMA MP3, AAC+ AAC+, MP3, WMA MP3, WMA AAC+, MP3, WMA ?
    A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth) X* X* X X X ?
    AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control) X* X* X ? X ?
    Background audio player X X X X X X
    Internal speaker X X X X X X
    Album Art X X X X X X
    TOTAL SCORE 23.5 22.5 22.5 21 23.5 13
  • HUGE battery for Treo 650 only @

    Posted on February 5th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Big Ass BatteryMaybe this battery is located elsewhere, but I have only seen it at I just got it today, and am so happy so far.

    Seidio 3200 mAh Extended Battery for Treo 650 – (Silver / Cingular, Unlocked, Verizon)

    This New Extended Battery provides approximately 77% longer talk and standby time.

    Buy Now: $53.95 (Retail Price: $59.95)

    Product Description
    Need more power from your battery? This BRAND NEW 3200mAH Extended Battery for your Treo 650 provides enough power to please any power-hungry Treo-talker!

    This Extended Battery provides approximately 77% more power than the battery that initially ships with the Treo (1800mAH) and 33.3% more power than our popular 2400mAh Extended Battery. More so, our 3200mAh provides 10.7 hours in talk-time and 533 hours in standby-time!!

    While we have packed a lot of power into one battery, this product only extends your Treo by 3mm! Plus, this battery is compatible with our popular Spring Clip Holster!

    For those on the go without access to an external charging alternative, this is the answer. This battery will keep your Treo going throughout the day, even with very heavy phone and data usage.

    With the purchase of this battery, you will receive a battery door to fit your new battery which also includes the Reset Hole. Please be aware that due the extra thickness, some cases and cradles will not function properly anymore

    * this battery/battery cover is only for the Treo Silver device used on the Cingular, unlocked and Verizon devices
    * Cingular Users: Be aware that our silver color is actually darker than Cingular’s
    * with the extra added thickness, current Cases, Holsters and cradles might not fit anymore properly.

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