I have a Palm Treo 680 and it is time to consider a replacement. I love the Palm software but Palm is going nowhere so I can’t avoid a change forever.
I have looked at some options but I am quite puzzled about which one is the best choice.
iPhone is the rage but I have heard too many stories about the battery not lasting that I don’t really want such a phone. The virtual keyboard is also quite a turn off for me. I have an iPod Touch and I can’t type quickly on a screen. So that option is out of the race.
Windows Mobile options are numerous but I feel a bit the same about it as I do about sticking to the Palm. They seem to be doing nothing and going nowhere. All you hear about Microsoft is that they keep delaying the next version.
Blackberries are attractive to some extent. I have one because of work and I want to get my own so that they can push me the emails and I will not have to carry 2 units on me. Keyboard is good on most units and the battery life is actually very impressive on the one I have.
My concerns with all these different phone is that important tasks to get me organized always seem to be an after taught. A good tasks manager is important for me and on the BlackBerry it is a bit basic for me. Can’t seem to find a good application to organize notes on it either. Very basic applications. I can do advanced organization on my Palm and it helps me a lot. I am not looking for an entertaining device to play music and videos and connect me to the Internet all the time. I am looking for very useful “disconnected” applications.
I will have to dig more to find all the functionality that I want in that gadget.