This IS my new phone!

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

Following up a post I'd made way back in January... entitled "Is this my new phone?"

I'd been waiting for my Treo 700 to die... and I was trying to hold off as long as possible.  Hoping against hope that my phone would wait until the new i-phone was available on Sprint (or at least no longer available strictly on AT&T's network, which does not get service in my office!)

That did not happen... My palm treo700 started dying over this past week... dropping calls... turning itself off at important times... recycling by itself...

So... I went to the Sprint store, hoping that it could be fixed... they were less than hopeful.  So I replaced the phone with the new Palm Pre

The new Palm PRE features a large touch screen... a sliding cover reveals a qwerty keyboard, a new Operating system that combines, phone, internet and contacts.  It allows you to run multiple applications at once, GPS navigation... and all of this on the already comfortable PALM operating system (which has been dramatically updated).

One of the sexiest parts of the PALM PRE is the way it charges... you receive a charging "puck", and you simply place the phone on top of it.  No plugging it in required.... now that's some hot new technology.

It's taking some getting used to... it's just so damn easy to use, that I can't quite figure out how to use it... my daughters (both of them) picked it up and started playing with it immediately... and they've UNdone some things that I don't know how to fix.  I can't even manage to figure out how to make sure that my phone calls ring out loud... (sometimes they do, sometimes they don't... what am I doing wrong).

It's very small, light and sleek... the keyboard, although smaller, is easy to use, it's keys are kinda gel-like... the e-mail now "pushes" to the phone... just like a blackberry... and I love the puck chargers...

very sleek, very small, very light, very cool, very cutting edge....  I'll let you know how it goes.

ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

 
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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

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Greg - thanks for the update... so if Palm would give you access, we could use bluetooth to access Supra Lockboxes.  Unfortunately, in our area, they have opted for [shudder] Sentrilocks, and we no longer.. have Supra Lockboxes here.... - heavy sigh -

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Alan, I was a Palm 700 user and I am happy that I waited for the Pre. The puck charger is way cool and so is the phone.

July 25, 2009 08:40 PM
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the puck charger is the coolest thing about the phone...  I'm still having some "learning curve" issues with the phone.  the touch screen is so sensitive that I often hang up on a call I'm trying to answer.

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Alan:

I got mine today.  Any follow up from you!!  Do you still like it?g

August 31, 2009 08:40 PM
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you know, Carol.  When I first got it... I really didn't like it at all.  It's wasn't intuitive, it came with no manual, i kept touching the wrong buttons with my sausage fingers...  But I've really grown to like it... it's fast, it allows me to flip back and forth from app to app... it's small, and lightweight.

It's still no i-phone... if Sprint offered an i-phone today.. I'd switch in a minute.  But, for me, it's the best thing out there, as I'm not crazy about the way that blackberry's function.

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