After almost 3 weeks of trying to decide between the HTC Wizard and the Treo 650 I have decided to stick with the Treo 650. As some of my readers may know I had a Treo 650 back in Feb/March and then recently came back to it because it is such an incredible device and for me it is a better fit at this time and won’t cost me anything. Going for the K-JAM would cost me a couple hundred over what I could get for the Treo 650 and as a reviewer, I am lucky enough to have a X51v in my hand to use indefinitely too.
One of the big limitations of the Palm web browser is the 2MB download limit. Well, I just connected the X51v to the Treo via Bluetooth DUN and downloaded a 17MB podcast so that solves that issue. I can surf on a beautiful 640×480 VGA display if I want to do some serious surfing or I can take the Treo on the road with me by itself. The native PDF support coming from DataViz is also a HUGE factor in my decision and I can’t wait to try it out. I really use my Dell Axim for GPS since it has a large nice display and also don’t use GPS that much so I can’t make it a priority. However, it is very cool that the HTC Wizard can run my Smartphone GPS applications so well. I can’t dial via Bluetooth on the Treo, but the Favorites and dialing is so easy on the Treo that I prefer to use it over voice dialing anyways. Also, the Treo works just as well with my headsets and Parrot Easydrive car kit.
I just saw that there was another firmware going around for the Treo and I really have my device working very well and it hasn’t reset on me in almost a month. I also have Opera loaded on it now and that baby screams, but doesn’t yet support downloads that I could figure out.
So, the bottom line is that the Treo is staying and the Axim X51v will fill in any gaps where the Wizard may beat the Treo. I also prefer sticking with my SD and CF cards and don’t want to start collecting miniSD cards at this time. I am also thinking that if T-Mobile does indeed come out with the Wizard next year I may make a switch at a substantially reduced price since I haven’t switched my official T-Mobile phone for 3 years now.