My new Palm Treo 750

Over the last 6 months or so I have been wanting, needing and wishing for a new phone, I had some basic specifications that I wanted which were not to outlandish. Back in JulyI was lucky enough to test out a loaner phone from HP, the iPAQ 6965 and refined my requirements.

About a week ago I got a new Palm Treo 750, which meets most of my requirements:-

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 for push email and seamless Outlook integration
  • HSDPA
  • 240 x 240 screen resolution
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • Bluetooth 1.2
  • Ok talk and stand by time, if you turn off Bluetooth
  • Vibration alert
  • Alarm clock, calculator, typical document viewers (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF)
  • Size 112.9mm x 59.3mm x 21.3mm, almost right on my specifications

The biggest let down is no Skype, Yahoo IM or Wifi. But with an xSeries data plan from Three I have a fair bit of data usage available to me.

I am enjoying the fast internet speeds, push email and full Outlook integration. Being able to stay on top of my email is great and so far it is not taking over my life. If I modify some of the way I have implemented GTD I feel I could really take advantage of the device to make me more productive.

What has happened in the past few months

Long time readers will know that this blog has been a bit of a waste land for a while now. I felt it was about time I informed you as to what has been going on.

Over the last little while my 13 year marriage has fallen apart and just under 3 months ago we separated. Long complex story that I won’t go into, but obviously this has meant I have been spending time on other things.

Add to the situation a significant increase in work volume from my day to day job the blog has been neglected.

In the short term, I cannot promise things will change, but they will in the longer term. I am helping the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) rewrite their Professional Diploma of Human Resources, specifically a topic on HRIS and metrics. I need to complete the work by the end of October on top of everything else, busy busy. I suspect it will focus my thoughts back on HR, management and technology generating new content, which could end up here. Time will tell if this is the case.