Overall I am very, very happy with the Treo. With the addition of a 1GB SD card ($20 at Wal-Mart), a 2.5mm-to-3.5mm audio adapter (~5$ at Radioshack) , and some velcro (from my rack-o’-crap), I now have a very competent MP3 player for my car. It worked admirably for the ride to work this morning.
The internet access is quite acceptable for mobile-friendly web pages everywhere I’ve tried it, and if I want to download something big I can do it in the Baltimore area, where it gets EVDO high-speed access.
I’ve been geeking out like mad for the past week, trying out different mobile web sites and applications. When I have some more time I’ll write up a list of the standouts.
My only complaint is that it’s kind of crashy. It has a tendency to spontaneously reboot from time to time.
But all in all it looks like it is going to nicely fill the role I had in mind when I decided to buy it: a replacement for both my Palm and my phone which would finally do away with the need for screwing around with finicky PC/PDA synchronization. Because it’s always got an internet connection, there is very little need for a PC to act as an intermediary, which eliminates my chief irritation with using my old Palm organizer.