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    So how is your Verizon Treo 650?

    For those of you lucky enough to get a Verizon Treo 650....

    let us know how you're enjoying your Treo experience!!

    Talk about voice, sound quality, post pics, talk about any memory issues...anything!! We'd love to hear!

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    bumpage!!!
    I'm not weird... I'm gifted!!!

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    6 years on hofo.



    If Elliott Smith had tried to fake it through the day with Johnnie Walker Black instead of Red, maybe he'd still be alive today.

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    **** thats a pretty clear pic!

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    i'll write up a review tonight.

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    hey hotch
    first time ive seen you not in the lounge

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    If I told you that I would have to lock you in my basement for the rest of your life. I need to remain stealthy lol

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    i branch out on occasion

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    Great pictures Hotch....These pictures look HOTTTT

    can you comment on the useability as a phone, RF, etc.?

    Congrats on the new Treo 650!

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    It's late, so I can't go into detail, and I posted a couple of observations on the main Treo 650 thread.
    Sound quality is good. I just got back from a 340-mile round trip and calls I made were clear. I'm having a hard time dialing from contacts but that's my inexperience.
    I love this phone. Camcorder is very cool, my kids love it.

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    Verizon Treo 650 -- My thoughts.

    by hotch

    Background: I have been a Treo 600 user since they were first available on VZW, and I received my Treo 650 5/12/05 (one day after b2b release). I have never had a smartphone other than these two. I am an Apple Computer Sales rep and Technician, so I'm pretty tech-saavy, so I can't really address most ease-of-use issues. My usage is about 1000 minutes per month of voice, and ~200 megs of data.

    Unpacking the 650 this morning, I noticed a couple major differences off the bat
    •The color of the 650 is much nicer than that of the 600-- more of a gunmetal color (i think bright silver phones look really cheap). Sidenote: why isn't this phone
    •The keys are larger and softer, and so they don't seem to lend themselves as readily to sore thumbs. It is just all around a better looking phone than the 600.
    •The stub on top is smaller, which I think may be detrimental, but i'll go into that. The stylus is now all metal with a plastic tip-- this is good, as I had the top of the 600 stylus break off on a few occasions.
    •Microphone has been moved from the back of the phone to the bottom-- this should be good in cutting down ambient noise.
    •The status light was moved from the top corner of the phone to the front face (near the earpiece). This is a bit of a disappointment, because its location on the corner allowed me to see it when the phone was face down.
    •The bottom of the phone has been redesigned-- the new connector will probably prove better, but it seems to have a propensity to pop out. I have a 3rd party USB cable from treocentral coming, so we'll see how that does. I will report back.


    Observations:
    •The screen is gorgeous. 160x160 to 320x320 means that where there used to be 1 pixel, there are now 4, so everything is much more defined. It's awesome. It also seems brighter.
    •The new keyboard is awesome, very bright (a welcome change), and very nice on the fingers. I've been having a little trouble getting used to the new function key locations, but it's coming.
    •Bluetooth seems to be working well for OBEX, and with a BT headset (plantronics M3500). I'm working on DUN, but the shadowmite hack doesn't seem to be working.
    •Clicker by Jonas Salling is FREAKING AWESOME SOFTWARE
    •The internet feels faster
    •The camera is amazingly better

    The number of bars displayed is consistantly lower on the 650 than my 600, but voice service seems to be working well, so i'm not complaining until I can't make calls.

    I'm really tired now, but I will give more thoughts once I've used it for a few days!

    Great phone, worth every penny! (all 45,000 of them!)

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    Thanks hotch, for the excellent review...patchs, looking forward to your review as well!

    Congrats on being the 2 latest Treo-650-nauts! Can't wait to get my hands on one come the 23rd.

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    Hotch,

    How is the ringer? Is it louder than the 600? I had an issue of not being able to here the ringer when it was in my pocket.

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    The phone turned itself off overnight, not that I expect nor want calls in the early morning but once in a while I get an early-morning call from my office and it needs to be on 24/7.
    Must be a phone preference setting? Anyone?
    Thanks.
    Every time I look at it, I still can't believe I'm holding a VZW Treo 650. It was worth the wait, and this longing dates back to the first Visor Phone springboard module I wanted for my old Prism. But VZW never supported it or the Treo 350...

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    hmmm, mine is still on, and i never set anything.

    i wonder if yours crashed and reset during the night?


    as far as ringer volume, it is louder. if you set it to the "Ringer Loud" tone, you'd be able to hear it at a death metal concert

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