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    So how much faster is the 755 than the 650; what about the upcoming 800?

    So I have this trusty 650, all banged up but working like a dream. Not a super-fast dream.

    I'm wondering if anyone has found the speed difference with the 755 has been worth the upgrade to it (I do a lot of browsing, e-mail, might do some tv-watching). Also, there's this rumored Treo 800 due out next month, on Sprint's RevA network I believe and allegedly with WiFi, but it's Windows-based.

    What would you do for a need for speed?

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    :^/ I've never owned a 650, so cannot say how they compare, but the 755p is easily as fast as I can reasonably expect. I have EVDO working on mine, and connect at about 500Kbits per second, usually. That's as fast as the phone system allows for cell phones, so I'm content with it.

    I don't think you'll find anything faster unless there are DSL cell phones, which I really doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr._Pseudonym
    :^/ I've never owned a 650, so cannot say how they compare, but the 755p is easily as fast as I can reasonably expect. I have EVDO working on mine, and connect at about 500Kbits per second, usually. That's as fast as the phone system allows for cell phones, so I'm content with it.

    I don't think you'll find anything faster unless there are DSL cell phones, which I really doubt.
    The 800, which is a Windows Treo, will be on Sprint's RevA network, the fastest iteration of its service - only the Instinct is on that so far.

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    :^0 Daaaang; I want Rev A, too-oo...!

    :^/°º(Now I wonder whether there's a way to add it to the 755p. Hmmmm....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr._Pseudonym
    :^0 Daaaang; I want Rev A, too-oo...!

    :^/°º(Now I wonder whether there's a way to add it to the 755p. Hmmmm....)
    Oh yeah, and the 800 is supposed to have WiFi

    Which would be great I suppose although a) not crazy about the security implications if not on home WiFi network; b) am not fluent in how easy or not easy it is to use public WiFi these days without paying fees and jumping through registration hoops (like w/TMobile HotSpots).

    And c) the 800 is a Windows device... hmmm.

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