Hiya everyone. Yup, it's the old diehard Palm Tungsten|C user -- what the heck is he doing in the 755p forum? Well....considering he was rather emphatic about "NEVER owning a convergence device", I suspect he's here looking for good recipes for crow, since he now owns a 755p. I admit it -- I finally got tired of carrying around the Palm T|C, cell phone, and Creative Zen Vision media player. Just as I was wondering what to do about that, my wife brought home a 755p loaner/demo from work, and I was very impressed. The initial biggest impression was the phone reception, because at my new house I get zero reception on my Motorola i670, and yet the 755p had 3 bars. So I liked the phone side, and then I started looking at the Palm side of this little thing. And little it is, because my T|C looks like a first generation Blackberry compared to the 755p: The first thing I noticed was NVFS and Garnet. Ugh. The Palm T|X lasted with me for all of about a month before I got completely fed up with NVFS and Garnet. My T|X seemed to be incompatible with itself, because most of the problems I encountered with it were traced back to Blazer and (especially) VersaMail. I ended up reselling the T|X and buying a second-hand T|C to get back to my comfort zone. This was quite a while ago, and I'm glad to report that I have encountered no such problems with the 755p. So far, I'm very impressed with the 755p. It did behave a little weird when I first started putting all my 3rd party apps on it (yes, they're all NVFS compatible since the only one on my T|C that isn't -- the real AIM for Palm -- has a better replacement on the 755p ROM), but after installing everything, I performed a couple of soft resets myself and things have been running smooth (knock on wood) ever since. Whatever was initially going on, it self-corrected, which is the way I like it. Things I miss from the T|C: 1. Full sized SD card slot (more on that later) 2. My beautiful Vaja iVolution hard case (that's bring a tear to my eye) 3. Larger screen (although same resolution) 4. Better battery life (even when frequently using WiFi) 5. Cradle (actually two of them!) 6. Palm Universal Connector (I have a lot of PUC accessories) 7. WiFi (but the phone and wireless broadband are an admitted nice consolation) 8. Nice IR range for using NoviiRemote 9. Mono sound (JUST KIDDING). Things I like about the 755p: 1. Very bright and sharp screen 2. Removable battery (this completely negates the lesser battery life) 3. Stereo sound (I mean it this time) 4. The textured finish on the casing 5. Definitely reduces the amount of "crap" I have to carry around Unlike my failed upgrade to the Palm T|X, the 755p upgrade has gone a lot smoother. I can only guess that Palm has corrected a few things since the T|X or I had a bad T|X. Here's what I have on my 755p so far: - ZLauncher - Palmary Clock Wireless for Treo (love this app) - DateBk6 (Now I FINALLY have the new PIMs, and I still like using this better) - eReader Pro - Pocket-Tunes (latest version 3.XX -- haven't felt the need for 4.XX) - NoviiRemote (although I don't know why since the IR range is pitiful!) - YAPS - TCPMP - FileZ - NVBackup (what an awesome app -- thanks for vouching for it, everyone) - MiniTones - Fish Tycoon - Snails So far for hardware/accesories I have (or it's coming): - Two 2GB Mini SD cards (FYI, there's a really good deal on these at Buy.com HERE) - OEM Palm Hard Case for Treo - OEM Palm Cradle for the Treo (loving that extra battery charge drawer) - ClariVue screen protector - Boxwave Battery Adapter Pro (left over from the T|C before I found a PUC based Palm Power to Go) Since I'm rather new to this Treo thing (and the Treo does seem to be a whole new thing with all the dedicated Treo this and that over all the other PDA-only Palms), anyone have any recommendations for any other must-have accessories or software? For memory cards, I ended up buying a Micro SD card that came with both standard size and Mini SD size adapters for just $14 (and it includes a USB card reader). I'm admittedly annoyed by the 755p having a Mini SD card slot instead of a standard SD card slot, primarily because how many Mini SDHC cards have you seen? I've seen one -- a 4GB one, and it's ridiculously overpriced compared to a 4GB standard size SDHC card. Oh, well. Micro SD cards seem to be more popular, so I was able to find a 2GB one that was just too good of deal to pass up. With the screen being a nice resolution but smaller, that makes it a dense display (pixels closer together so looks sharper), so I can get away with lesser quality movie conversions, which will keep the size of the movie files down to a minimum, so two 2GB cards should do me fine for a while. I just have a bunch of regular sized SD cards that I wish I could use in the 755p, but...technology moves on, and I must move with it. Well, I hope you all can accept a stubborn T|C convert in the 755p forum. I promise I won't leave the table until I'm done eating all my crow (please pass the ketchup!). It does make me feel a little better seeing some other previous holdouts have apparently moved on to the 755p, too. So far I'm having a lot of fun with this little 755p, and don't have any problem recommend it to other T|C holdouts. I was starting to get a little anxious since I really didn't see an upgrade path from my T|C, so now I'm all happy in Palm land again.