TOYBOX: Sprint's Treo connects on many levels

Is it too strong to say I'm in love with a tech device?

Is it too strong to say I'm in love with a tech device?

Sprint sent me a Treo 600 - a combination phone, PDA, and camera - and I've found it very user-friendly and functional. If I traveled a great deal, this is the phone I would carry so I could leave my old Visor at home. Anyone who has used a Palm or Handspring device will be familiar with the software it runs. Connecting to the web through Sprint's network is easy and fast for a cell phone. The mini keyboard was a challenge, but I already have a wireless keyboard for my old Visor. If that works with this, it could turn the Treo into a mini-word processor as well. Given how much I enjoyed using the Treo, it didn't surprise me to see a July 19 New York Times piece saying it "has become the favored wireless phone among Silicon Valley's digerati." In all fairness, I should mention that other wireless carriers offer similar devices. I've also read a Treo 700 is coming. I can't wait to try that one. Any suggestions for gadgets we should try? Send them to
  • John N. Frank writes Toy Box. He is the Chicago-based Midwest bureau chief for PRWeek. Price $599.99, Sprint offers $150 discount in some cases Available at Sprint, other wireless carriers, Specs 4.4" x 2.4" x 0.9". Weight, 6.2 ounces. Syncs with systems running Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; Windows NT 4.0, Macintosh OS 10.1-10.2.x

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