Should the Treo 650 stay or go? This is a question I have been tossing around a bit today since I have over $875 in Treo gear that I could sell for $600. Gear includes an unlocked Treo 650, Piel Frama Crocodile case, extra battery, retractable sync/charge cable, extra stylus pack, and screen protectors. I have been a bit frustrated with the device lately with the recent lockups and phone call quality. The lockups may be due to Verichat so I removed the application today. I expect my device to perform when I want it or need it to and the Treo 650 failed yesterday with the PDF file that I could not view. It also failed when my wife was trying to make a simple call and this isn’t the first time this has happened recently. I am also a bit frustrated that palmOne hasn’t returned any of my communication to them concerning issues with the GSM device while Sprint customers already received an update that fixes most of the issues. I am seriously considering dropping the Treo 650 and going back to using my Tungsten T3 as my main Palm Powered device.
I also discovered I am spending too much time with my devices and not enough with my wife. My wife and family are more important than some geeky hardware and Ed Hardy posted a great editorial today on Brighthand stating that we need to free ourselves from email. I functioned fine using the Inbox application on my PDA2K before and no one died as a result of my receiving email every hour or so. The push email I have on the Treo 650 with Chatter is amazing, but also addictive and 99% of the emails I received weren’t even that important enough to require this kind of attention.
So, does anyone want to buy a complete Treo 650 package for $600? I will probably put it up on the various discussion boards later today. I do like the hardware and will miss the device, but other things in life are more important to me right now and the PDA2K is a more reliable and powerful device that meets my real needs and hasn’t let me down.