It was just a matter of time before I decided to ditch the Treo 750v for another smartphone. After my frustration with it while I was at CES, my confidence level with Windows Mobile has been a little strained. But that isn’t the only reason why I’m dumping my 750v. There’s also the fact that one of my primary uses of any PDA / Smartphone (other than making calls) is the ability to access reference documents / memos / text files. Until recently, I was unable to sync my collection of text files to a Windows Mobile device using OS X. Markspace’s MissingSync helped fill that void, so I was happy with WM. For awhile anyway… Then that feature in MissingSync started having problems, so I was back to the drawing board.
I tried the Nokia N73 and really loved it as a phone and digital camera, but as a smartphone, the lack of a touch screen and keyboard has kept me from totally embracing it.
I also played around with an HTC S620 and loved the form factor, but again, no touch screen and Windows Mobile Smartphone doesn’t even have a built in notes / memo pad app.
You’ll never guess which phone I’m switching my SIM card to… Give up? I’m using my old friend the Treo 650! Well, at least till early next week when the 680 that I ordered comes in. Yes, I’m going back to Palm OS and I have to say that it just feels right. I think I gave Windows Mobile a fair try these past months, but I’m just tired of having to conform to it instead of having it conform to me. Palm OS just feels faster, easier and better to me. At least for now…