The Cost of Switching Smartphone Platforms

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
    • Car Charger (new, from eBay): $10

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…

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