Okay, my friends. My two years of imprisonment are up. I love my Treo 700p but it is time for me to make a change. Any reviews of new Treos I’ve seen tell me that I need to attend a funeral.
So, if I am to change, let me tell you first what I love:
1. a good synch-able scheduling function – I look back at this schedule when composing my annual report of scholarly activities for The Man. I like to synch it with my personal computer but NOT with the corporate Outlook.
2. keeping my personal stuff far separate from my business stuff (but I like the real-time push of business e-mail)
3. a real typepad *plus* my love of the treo touchscreen (I liked my demo of the Blackberry 8830 WorldPhone *except* for the lack of the touchscreen – couldn’t get used to the friction ball.).
4. a half-decent web interface (just to access the blog, moderate comments, and check Gmail).
5. a phone that gets a signal in most metro areas but not at my desolate, vacant ranchland between Albuquerque and Pueblo.
My brothers Orac or DrugMonkey would certainly implore me to go to the iPhone. I just demo’d the Blackberry Storm today which got a “sucks ass” review from the NYT according to PharmGirl. However, I was surprised pleasantly and I quite liked the combo touchscreen and “pressable” keypad.
I’m looking at the Blackberry Bold that has a keypad but not a touchscreen.
Everyone ’round these parts (including The Real Paul Jones) raves about the iPhone but our AT&T coverage apparently sucks ass.
I don’t care. I’m month-to-month right now with Verizon and just want something that doesn’t piss me off too much (man, have I been hanging too much with PhysioProf or what?).
Let me also tell you something about me: I am not a fidder with web tech. I even hate the html I need to learn to run this blog. I want something that allows me to quickly do what I want but I won’t spend more than 10 minutes on new code or uploading auxillary apps.
Yes. I have now become an old codger. Surely some provider wants to suck up to my tech-challenged but revenue-reasonable demographic.
Give me a new smartphone without the attitude.