It was just a matter of time. My Treo 600 finally died after a long life of good work. Um, long may not be the best description since a previous Treo 600 became dead to me when it stopped syncing but it was still a good run compared to the half dozen Treo 300 models I went through (kept breaking the flipping lid off).
What should I do now? Should I take Ben's advice and upgrade to the Treo 700p, pick up a Treo 650 for around $280 on Ebay, or look at the Windows options including the PPC-6700 and Treo 700w?
At this point, I'm leaning toward the 700p over the 650 because I really want the EVDO web access. The Windows devices have EVDO as well, but I'm not a fan of the PPC-6700's two-handed operation (how and I supposed to surf the web while holding my wife's purse at the mall?) and the Treo 700w's interface seems to call for more trips to the stylus than the 700p.
Frankly, none of the smartphones I'm familiar with are perfect. To me, perfect means as reliable as my thermostat, which keeps my home comfortable day after day with no fiddeling, reboots, or attention of any kind. It just works as expected. Do I expect this level of reliability from my smartphone? No. I've grown to accept the occasional dropped call and sudden unexpected reboots.
What smartphone would you recommend or warn me against?