I ordered my Sprint PCS Treo 650 and it was provided within days. I was replacing my older Sprint Samsung I300 which is another Palm PDA phone but uses the older Palm III OS and has no electronic camera. I really wanted an electronic camera phone however needed a PDA with calendar and contact details to obtain my Outlook data integrated with my PDA. When the Treo 650 came out with the cam phone and Palm V PDA I knew it was time to retire the I300. I preliminary impression is that this is one easy to utilize phone. It has an integrated in trip that will make you a phone professional within minutes. I went from poking around with the integrated in stylus to running the thing one handed from the arrow and button pad. The Qwerty keyboard is surprisingly fast and moving from application to application is seamless. The only thing I wish it did better was offer you a quick shot button to trigger the video camera. The best I could figure was to put the video camera icon in on the main screen and after that get genuine proficient at running that app and snapping the shot. If you purchase one individually, the electronic camera likewise functions as a video recorder and you can conserve video and pictures to a SD memory card. Setup of the phone was easy, just drop the CD-Rom in your PC and let it load. Have the phone and restart connected to your USB port and it will setup your Palm Desktop or Outlook synchronization. Installing applications is easy with the Palm installer that features the software.
The Treo is quite slim and the feel in your pocket is deceptively small. My I300 was somewhat longer and maybe 1/4″ thicker but felt like it took up my whole pocket. Since I’m utilized to a bigger feel from my phone/ PDA, with the Treo 650 I stress about losing it.
The video camera on the trio is top notch for a video camera phone and lets yo shut down the sound for stealth. No flash is available yet photos come out well indoors.
In general the Treo 650 carries out the duties of a phone/PDA/Camera well enough to justify the $600.00 price.
I was changing my older Sprint Samsung I300 which is another Palm PDA phone but utilizes the older Palm III OS and has no cam. I truly wanted a camera phone however needed a PDA with calendar and contact information to get my Outlook information integrated with my PDA. When the Treo 650 came out with the video camera phone and Palm V PDA I understood it was time to retire the I300. With the Treo 650 I fret about losing it since I’m used to a bigger feel from my phone/ PDA.