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When is it time to announce a converged device a flop?
Posted on 26-Sep-2003 07:40 | Tags Filed under: News



Wireless News Factor draws a comparison between the new Handspring Treo 600 and the Hitachi G1000 offered by Sprint.

"The Handspring Treo 600 is an example of how good design happens when you get a lot of little things right. Its bigger stable mate from Sprint PCS, the Hitachi G1000, is a painful example of what happens when you get a lot of little things, and some big things, wrong.

The Hitachi (US$649 with service vs. the Treo 600's estimated US$500) is the latest in a line of mediocre-and-worse phone-PDA combinations based on Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Pocket PC software and the first Pocket PC to include a built-in keyboard. Some of the G1000's problems result from its physical design. It's huge, nearly twice the size of the Treo 600 and way too big to be really practical as a phone. Most women, and many men, will find their hands too small even to hold it comfortably. The keyboard is stuck all the way at the bottom of the device, below the big 5-inch display, resulting in a seriously top-heavy design that makes it hard to type."


More information: http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/22369.ht...

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