I’m actually kind of surprised that I haven’t seen more people drooling over this phone. Ernie are you listening?!
I currently use the no-longer-available Treo 180 (the black and white version) with T-Mobile. It’s a great phone, though I would admit to some frustration with the battery life and some stability issues.
Nevertheless, it has proven to be the most functional of the road warrior devices I’ve carried (better than the Blackberry, better than the old Palm/OmniSky combo I once used, and better than any cellphone that claims to offer text messaging “66-666-333-88-222-55-444-66-9-2-999”). And now comes news that they’re working on the Treo 600, a combo device that will once again put the Treo far ahead of its competition:
- Palm OS 5, with ARM processor.
- Built-in camera.
- SD/MMC expansion slot.
- Better battery life.
- Brighter color display.
Of course, this will be “priced at a premium” – which probably means it’ll sell comparable to what the Windows SmartPhones are selling at ($500-$600). But good news for us current Treo owners – they will have an upgrade program!