Treo 650 Notes14 September 2005 · Filed in Review
I picked up a Treo 650 over the weekend from Cingular Wireless, my current wireless provider, and so far I have to say I am happy with the Treo. As a Palm OS-based organizer, the screen is smaller than what I had grown accustomed to on my Tungsten T3, but the resolution seems higher, and I think the color depth is greater as well. As a phone, it seems to work pretty well. The Cingular Wireless GPRS service leaves a bit to be desired, but otherwise works as expected.
I like the Bluetooth functionality, so I can now use the wireless Bluetooth headset I’ve wanted for a while. The Bluetooth support seems better on the Treo as well; I found it much easier to get a HotSync working over Bluetooth with the Treo than with the Tungsten.
I also like VersaMail, the Palm OS mail application. Using VersaMail, IMAP/SSL, and SMTP/SSL, I’m able to check and respond to e-mail messages wherever I have a decent GPRS signal strength. I was particularly pleased at the SSL support. It didn’t take me long to get the Treo downloading e-mail from my Exchange server using IMAP/SSL.
I’m still exploring options on the Treo, so don’t be surprised if I post back here in a few days talking about the Treo again.Tags: Interoperability · Messaging Previous Post: Another Funky AD Issue Next Post: IMAP, VersaMail, and Mail.app