For a long time I’ve used a Treo 650 as my main PDA. I use it for everything really, phone, email, diary, Bhajis loops and many other music apps, short video clips etc etc.

However, it is 4 years old now and whilst it is still going strong some of the keys are showing signs of wear, and I know it won’t last forever. There have been a few unexplained resets (very annoying when you’re in the middle of working on a new track and haven’t saved as yet), and it doesn’t have a huge amount of memory on board.

So, I’ve been thinking about what sort of thing I’d want as a replacement for it. I started thinking about my requirements. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Must be able to run StyleTap and therefore Bhajis / Microbe
  • Must have a decent camera for video capture and stills
  • Able to use TrakAx mobile to create and mix content on device
  • MUST be able to use Mixtikl whenever it becomes available
  • Ideally should have a keyboard
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi

I think I’m leaning towards a windows mobile device / phone to be honest, but I’m not sure, I’ve heard lots of bad things about windows mobile smartphone, and I’d have to have a touch screen device for sure.

Anyway, any suggestions, advice, and especially devices to avoid would be really useful.

4 comments

  1. I’m thinking about it too… Because my T|T is too old and too slow 🙂Possible variants for me:* gp2x;* nokia n800;* iPhone;* some Win Mobile device with fast CPU… may be, ASUS?

  2. Well, I’ve just made the jump from a Treo 700 to an HTC Mogul, and I’m still in the adjustment phase of moving to a new OS (I’ve been using Palm devices for at least ten years.) I still really miss my Treo’s simplicity – but I <>think<> the HTC Mogul’s the best choice for me right now.I’ve been running Microbe via StyleTap, and have been demo’ing a few other music apps with pretty consistent results.The camera blows away the camera on my 700p, and with a registry tweak (this IS WinMobile) – you can record better than 320×200 video @ 15+FPS in MJPEG. Oh, and the 2 megapixel stills are really good too – on-screen “manual” controls let you adjust exposure, white balance, etc. Even the flash, which is just a super bright white LED, can be pretty useful.WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS…slide out keyboard and HUGE screen (compared to the Treo); even though the screen res is comparable, the extra real estate is easier on the eyes.I’d suggest you visit your phone carrier’s store (if you plan on sticking w/ your provider) and spend a while handling and playing with the pda’s. The switch from Palm OS to Windows Mobile is/was (at least for me) taxing and takes a while to adjust to, but if you give it some time you might find it suits you pretty well.Good luck, and let us know what you end up choosing.

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