After 3 weeks using the Motorola Q, I've decided to switch to this svelte, attractive and functional device from my beefy-but-capable Treo 700p.
As I've mentioned before, I've had a love/hate relationship with the Treo since I started with my Treo 650 more than two years ago and lately, there's been a lot less love.
This change of heart is mostly due to system crashes, poor battery-life and the chunky, uncomfortable form factor. I even went so far as to install a short antenna on my 700p, hoping it would improve my disgust with its obesity but to no avail.
So, I'm going to switch. While this may seem like a simple decision, it has wide-reaching ramifications in terms of cost. Let's review, kids:
- Moto Q (used, from eBay): ~ $200
- The Missing Sync software, for syncing my Mac with Windows Mobile 5: $39.95
- Car Charger (new, from eBay): $10
- FlexiSkin Silicone Case for Extended Battery: $25
- ProClip Tilt Swivel Phone Holder for Motorola Q with Extended Battery: $34.99
- Documents-to-Go for Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone Edition (because the Moto Q can't create or edit documents, only view them...): $29.95
Total Cost: ~ $340
Of course, much of these costs can be recouped (and then some) when I sell my Treo 700p and its accessories on eBay, but it's still an investment.
The WAF is another story...
[tags]Motorola Q, Smartphones, Treo 700p, Treo 650, Treo, Palm, Windows Mobile, Mac, OS X, Apple, Gadgets, Documents-to-Go, ProClip, The Missing Sync, eBay[/tags]