Palm OS vs Windows for handhelds?
I am thinking of a treo. I use entourage on a mac for GTD. Entourage syncs pretty well with palm devices through missing sync, but not perfectly. For example limited number of tasks. I was wondering if the windows operating system on a treo would do a better job? or maybe even a blackberry perhaps?
Treo 680 and Entourage work very well for me
I use a combination of a Treo 680 and Entourage. I don't use Missing Sync, just the plain old Palm Hotsync together with the Entourage Conduit. I don't know of the limit on the number of tasks but I haven't had big problems with this combo.
In fact for me it is a GTD system I trust and rely on. If you need any info feel free to ask.
Treo 700p * the * thing for Task productivity
I too have been using a Palm for a LONG time. When my old cell phone finally died, I decided I would (a) only carry one device and (b) I would "come into the 2000's and get an updated device as, just as another post mentioned, the base Palm software hasn't changed much since 1996. So, I got a Treo 700w -- the Windows Mobile version.
:( I returned it in a week. :(
It was slow --- it took it 15 seconds to show my task list (I have about 300 tasks on my list). The whole thing was sluggish.
It was not intuitive and took too long to enter things like calendar, tasks, notes, etc.
I yearned to return to the Palm platform, so I got the 700p, and :) I love it. Yes, it's the * old * software, but it has been optimized for one hand quick lookups, it displays my task list instantly, and it's very intuitive -- it lets a mobile person be mobile (and productive) quickly and easily.
This is a great article in the NY Times awhile back, about the newer Centro, that really hits the nail on the head.
I hope all of this helps.