How many of you moved from Palm Treo to iPhone ?

scott99

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I officially made the move from Sprint Palm Treo 700p to Apple iPhone on Sept 13th 2007. How many of you have made similar moves ? I used to visit a website called Treonauts.com on a daily basis and buy accessories for my Treo there. Now I spend all of my time (and money, lol) here on the iCafe website. I actually visited my old haunt Treonauts recently, and was slightly disappointed about how skimpy there message boards are compared to here. Our community is much more lively. In fact, I learned about this website way before Sept 2007 because the owner belongs to the same NY Islander message board I go to. iCafe is awesome !
 
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I did. Funny enough, i came here today after receiving the treo newsletter and seeing how skimpy the information was. I thought, i might pass by and see what's going here. I don't think its about the iPhone being a superior phone but more like Palm just ceasing to innovate. I would have moved to a windows device if this hadnt come along.
 

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I did. I had a treo 650 that was driving me crazy. It kept crashing and going into endless loops. I reinstalled everything dozens of times (not an exaggeration ). Had to reenter all those serial numbers too.
The iPhone has been heaven till I got that dead strip yesterday.
 
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I used a Treo 650 for two years and my contract with Sprint ran out last summer in June. I was going to get the new Treo that was running Windows Mobile but I didn't want to pay the full price for it even though Sprint would end me a rebate for my old phone for $150. Then a few weeks later the iPhone came out and I spend the money anyways, more money then I wanted to spend on the Treo.
 

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My previous phone was a Blackberry Curve but I had a Palm Treo 680 and 750 for 6 months before then. And I have to say, IMHO, they are pieces of crap! I really wish I never wasted my time and money on them and got the iPhone from the very start.

Although I have to say, if the iPhone never existed, I'd put the Blackberry Curve above the rest. That's why I will always have it as a backup.

I've always wanted to say that the iPhone is friggin' GREAT! And having support on these forums is even better. Every forum I visited for the Treo was just a bunch of complaining with no useful information.
 

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I came from a Sprint Treo. Still have it, and it's still active. Crap, that reminds me, I think it's safe to cut that account off (it's out of contract). I originally kept it, and even carried it with me for a few months on businesss trips, in case the iphone--or AT&T coverage--didn't cut it. Meanwhile I haven't used the Treo for more than six months (I have two other lines on Sprint so the Treo has only been costing me $20 per month).


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i did, too. had a treo 680 which was not very stable despite the fact that i had only a handful of 3rd party apps on it. bluetooth would shut off every now and then for no reason, and it would just hang from time to time when i tried to open some of the *original* apps like phone and calendar. what a pain. my first treo was a 600 a few years ago - i sold that a few months after i bought it since that one drove me nuts too. i thought that palm would have gotten it right a few years later after having so much time to practice, but no such luck. so glad i never bought palm stock...
 

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I had the treo 650 with cingular... It was crap for me.. Loading a webpage was painfully slow... I even canceled the media web package cause it was a waste of $39.99 a month to use the email and web.. but now with the iPhone get get all that and more.. and yes icafe....
 
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I went from a Cingular 650 to a 700 then to my iPhone.. then went back to a 700 cause I hated not being able to drive and text.. <Yeah I'm one of those> and ended up missing the "clarity" of the screen and the crisp graphics that I went back to an iPhone again! LOL.... I'm a woman I'm SUPPOSE to be indecisive :)
 

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I have a treo 750. It was a decent phone, but the main drawback was poor screen resolution, no wifi. I use it as a backup now or when I want to use my slingbox. I guess if or when I can use slingbox on my iPhone I won't need the treo anymore. I also used to have a treo 650, but it sucked bigtime. I got my iPhone the first day in Oakland, CA. I have been more than satisfied with it.
 

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I also had a Treo 680 and 750 before my iPhone. As redmonkeyx said, it's no iPhone. Just before I had my iPhone, I was using the Blackberry Curve, but I've since sold it and have been in iPhone bliss ever since (I got my iPhone on iDay).

Yeah, I agree with all of you that the Treos were pieces of crap. I spent more time configuring it and backing it up in case my phone decided to hard reset itself (which actually happened before a businesss meeting) than I did using and enjoying it. I don't think I could go back to any other 'mortal' phone, since I've used (and LOVE) my iPhone.

Oh, and to the OP... Great to see DiPietro in goal for the All-Star game last weekend! I am a LA Kings fan/season ticket holder.
 

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I've had every Treo they made. The 700 was actually pretty stable for me. It's funny how when the thing would "only" freeze on me a couple of times a week I just accepted that pretty good performance. Man - If my iPhone froze that much now I'd go nuts!

I'd have to say that, prior to the iPhone, the BlackJack was the best smartphone I've used. I make heavy use of email, internet, phone, music, AND video, so I really do want/need a full-fledged converged device (and this also rules out Blackberry's for me). The BlackJack was efficient and stable, and I loved it when I had it.

But man, when I look at that teensy postage stamp screen now, it breaks my heart. I could never go back to squinting like that. I feel so guilty about having fallen in love with another woman, er, iPhone.

I'll never forget that fateful night with my BlackJack, on the evening of iDay...

"Blackie, we have to talk. It's not you, BlackJack, it's me! I never meant for this to happen. I never wanted you to get hurt. You can't choose who you fall in love with, sometimes things just happen. The heart wants what the heart wants. It is what it is. We'll always be friends. You deserve better than me. Someday the right username will come along. Blah blah blah..."
 

primsa

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I wanted a iPhone since it was first announced but my wife said not until my Treo 650 died. So I waited until I couldn't wait any more (December) and then after 3 accidential drops from various heights the screen finally broke. The phone however still worked thanks to the keypad so my last drop was into a sink filled with water.
 

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Count me as a former Treo user. Had a Sprint 700p. Never had a problem for about a year and 2 months. Fell in love with the iPhone. Got one August 10. Would never go back.

Still trying to sell the Treo ...... and it's difficult.
 

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I officially made the move from Sprint Palm Treo 700p to Apple iPhone on Sept 13th 2007. How many of you have made similar moves ? I used to visit a website called Treonauts.com on a daily basis and buy accessories for my Treo there. Now I spend all of my time (and money, lol) here on the iCafe website. I actually visited my old haunt Treonauts recently, and was slightly disappointed about how skimpy there message boards are compared to here. Our community is much more lively. In fact, I learned about this website way before Sept 2007 because the owner belongs to the same NY Islander message board I go to. iCafe is awesome !
I switched from the sprint 700w. The treo did more, but I really didn't have that much use for it. I don't need to edit a excel document on my phone. The iPhone has a lot more options that I really use, and it looks better.
 

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I got a Sony Ericsson K800, replacing my K750, for christmas 2006, but then around November, my dad got an upgrade of the Motorolla Z8, which after a few weeks, he didn't like, so he let me use it for a bit, but then i had problems with it, and had to switch back to my K800. But, I couldn't find the battery for it, so I had to go all the way back to my old K750 for about a month, until I got my iPhone.

Anyway, point is, during all this, I also had a Palm Lifedrive, which is relevant to this topic lol. I now don't use this, but it was running an iPhone app that made it look like an iPhone with buttons that could be assigned to different apps, and the OS had a mac os x theme, So it was practically exactly like an obese iPhone :)
 

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I had a treo 650 for close to 2 years. It started doing some funky things and I was trying to hold off till the 3g iPhone came out, but after winning $400 at the casino, I stopped at the AT&T store on the way home. I only have had for a week, but I love it so far
 

JoeT

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Count me as a former Treo user. Had a Sprint 700p. Never had a problem for about a year and 2 months. Fell in love with the iPhone. Got one August 10. Would never go back.

Still trying to sell the Treo ...... and it's difficult.
Same story pretty much except a December iDate. Had the 300, 600, 650, 700p, and now the iPhone. Can't give the damned Treo away, it seems, even with a TomTom GPS package and goodies.