Steve isn’t having a good month. If you recall, he recently had a whale of a time trying to get his new Blackberry operational via Carphone Warehouse.
Well the phone bug bit him last week and he impulse bought a Vodafone Palm Treo 750. Here’s his experience..
Phones used to just work. Nothing clever, they just worked. You could call you wife and tell her you were working late at the office. You could text your lover and tell her you’d meet at the usual place in 20 minutes. It was all really easy, a few clicks and life was just sweet. Then Microshite came along and got involved. And suddenly we all rush out to buy fancy new Pocket PC’s and Smartphones and stuff (including Treo 750’s) running Windows Mobile Poo 5.0. On day 3 we are all relatively impressed by the sudden increase in things we can do without being tied to a PC. hhmmm we say, this could actually improve my life – give me more time for playin’ around and stuff! But then SUDDENLY…during the adding of a mobile number to an entry in our address book – not a complex task I hear you say…WHAM BANG DEAD!!! “An error has occured in Shell32.exe” and the whole god awful shebang freezes up and the only way to restart this piece of turd is to take the battery out. What the hell have we let ourselves in for by opening the window and letting MicroCrash into our mobile world.
Not good. Now, my Nokia sometimes has a bit of trauma and needs a good battery-out-restart. However I’m willing to bet that Steve’s new Blackberry, which is probably now gathering some degree of dust, has never ever crashed on him.
My Blackberry has never crashed. Not once. In about 3-4 years of usage. As Steve says, ‘Phones used to just work.’
I’m sure the Treo is reasonably good otherwise. Have you got yourself one? How’s it getting on?