JUST GOT A TREO!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by beatle888, May 18, 2005.

  1. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    Wow.

    at first i bought the blackberry and thought damn this is a really nice phone. it will help me organize my life...hmmm maybe i should get the treo instead.

    well this thing is incredible. i thought it would be a drag using the stylus but you dont even need to. most the time i can just use my fingers on the touch sensitive display. you KNOW apple will be back in this game soon. it really is like a laptop. i dont need my laptop with this thing.

    anyway. im posting here to see if any fellow mac users have any tips on syncing/software/methods of use.

    best phone ive ever had. im gonna get so much more done now.
     
  2. TreeHugger macrumors 6502

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    how easy would this be to use for a 50 year old mom? she recently started working in real estate and now wants a treo / blackberry to replace her old broken samsung phone. I tried convincing her that this would be more than she can handle. She's not really great with computers (pc's that is. I'm sure she'd be fine with a mac ;))
     
  3. beatle888 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    well, if she has arthritis it might be too difficult but it would work great for her field. if here hands are small she could navigate mostly by touch screen. i do it with my big fingers. its not too difficult to learn. i figured everything (applications) out in one night.

    if she goes for it set her up with a to-do/calendar app that combines these two functions. for some reason their seperate apps and it sucks to have to go to my to-dos from my calendar. why cant i see to-dos in my calendar? also, you will need a contact manager since the only way to view contacts is if you press the phone button then press contacts. i want to be able to access everything to-do/calendar and contacts without having to go back to an application folder.

    other then that its perfect. the treo hurt my thumb from all the scrolling with the wheel on the side of the unit to navigate but i liked the look of the fonts better. it had anti-aliasing...beautiful.

    tell her to get one and try it for 30 days. i found a link the other day that had the treo 600 for $149 if you activate a mobile plan. i'll find the link and post it by this weekend.
     
  4. beatle888 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i couldnt find that stupid link. i swear it was the treo 600 for $149. sorry.
     
  5. 40167 macrumors regular

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    Well *without* a plan you can get the 600 model for 329 @ http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=1034EU&cat=PDA
    Generally ive seen with a plan for like 200; so I'm sure its possible to get it for 149 (you can normaly talk the people down anyway)

    and *without* a plan you can get the 650 model for 700 or so
    With a plan it comes to 399... If anyone can find the 650 model for like 500 or so without a plan; id go buy one... but so far I dont think that'll happen so i'm going to probibly just get a Motorola Razr.

    Now if it was 149 for the 650 model, id be aufally suprised.
     
  6. beatle888 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    what are the real world differences between the 600 and the 650? i cant really see that much of a difference. i know the 650 has a removable battery. but isnt it pretty much the same thing? is the functionality better or just memory upgrades and stuff like that?
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    I have a 600 and love it, just haven't had time to learn it.

    Does anyone know if this thing has an alarm clock? I can't find one.

    Prolly have to look for an app.
     
  8. Pismo macrumors 6502

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    I think the 600 doesn't' have Bluetooth. Not sure if the memory size is different. 650 all the way.
     
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Once you realize how many pointless yet fun games there are, you'll just forget about your work. That's why i don't use my PDA anymore :rolleyes:
     
  10. ClimbingTheLog macrumors 6502a

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    bluetooth and double screen resolution, different memory architecture and slightly improved keyboard
     
  11. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    No alarm clock comes with the T600. I use to put items in my calendar to function as an alarm.

    Now I use TreoAlarm (www.treoalarm.com). It can download the weather forecast right before the alarm goes off. This is probably the coolest app on my T600.
     
  12. question fear macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if the 600 has this, but the 650 should have the updated palm os with agenda view in calendar. it allows you to see your meetings for the next three days plus any to-do items for that day. it should be default on your calendar, if you open it with the hard button.
     
  13. capone2 macrumors regular

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    I just got the 650 and i also just subscribed to the

    messaging service client they now offer with it, has anybody seen it ?? Its called Send Word Now and you pay a yearly fee depending how many minutes you want and you can send messages to how hundreds of people in a matter of seconds voice and text !! very cool. You can access it by the treo, telephone, web and email.



    PB 17" 1.5ghz/1gbram

    www.sendwordnow.com
     
  14. iGary Guest

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    Thanks for the info.

    I use my cell phone (well I used my old one) as an alarm clock all the time!

    Appreciate it.

    Gary
     
  15. Bozola macrumors regular

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    Anyone else having problems downloading treoalarm from their site???
     
  16. iGary Guest

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    I couldn't get it last night, either.

    I also want to figure out how to get the pictures off of it onto a Mac (Supposedly a Windows-only feature. :rolleyes: )
     
  17. Bozola macrumors regular

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    If you have a SD card and a SD reader, you can transfer them to the card and read them via the reader.
     
  18. iGary Guest

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    Yeah, I wonder if the images are even worth it, though. :)

    I have a pile on my desk a mile high. I'm sure once I get caught up a bit, I can dig into the phone and start using it to its potential.

    Anyone have good links for free Palm apps, forums etc.?
     
  19. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    I just got a PalmTreo 600 this week and love it. No alarm clock is a bother though since I've been using my cell as an alarm clock for years now. I'll go to the link for the TreoAlarm that was mentioned above to see if that will do the job.

    On another note:
    I just put an SD card in my phone the other day, but when I am hooked up to my Mac I cannot access it to put files on it or take files off of it. I'd like to add a few photos and songs (for ringtones) to the phone. Does anyone know how to do this? Do I have to buy an SD card reader? (hopefully not).

    Thanks!
     
  20. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I get an error when I try to download this.

    I was able to download TreoAlarm from this link though:
    http://www.tucows.com/get/385414_144043
     
  21. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    did you get a 650?? With what carrier?? did you sync it with your mac, and did you have any problems? does it have a speaker phone.
     
  22. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky. A friend of mine got one a year or so ago, and i've wanted one ever since.
     

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