Cool Thing of the Month
Handspring Treo 600
Yep, on October 10th I was the first kid on my block to get
the coolest new gadget around, the Handspring Treo 600
smartphone. How smart is it? Let's see... wireless internet
access? Check. Email? Check, Palm 5.1 O/S personal organizer?
Check, Real, usable cell phone? Check. You get the idea. This
one has it all. Even a built-in digital camera and MP3 music
player, and much more. Yes, I know, I thought the T-Mobile Color
Sidekick was the cat's meow when I wrote about it in July. But I
tempered its coolness, saying, among other things, the Sidekick
is, "The world's worst cell phone." Not this time. No need to
qualify any of the superlatives that describe this device. It
simply does everything you could want in a piece of personal
electronics. One more important point: when you're carrying
something like this around with you all the time, looks count.
The Treo 600 racks up big cool points here. It's very elegant
and professional looking. Not geeky at all. The only drawback?
Not cheap at $700 (about $450 with new activation) and only
available from Sprint as I'm writing this. However, T-Mobile and
AT&T versions are imminent. Verizon is still on the fence.
Regardless, cell phone number portability is coming soon, making
the switch much easier. Want it? Get your Treo 600 from the good
guys at TreoCentral.