The much-anticipated new Treo 650 was unveiled by PalmOne today, and BoingBoing reader Marc Hedlund says,
[It has] a bunch of new features, including Bluetooth.I'm a Sprint user, and I'm a prime example of a likely upgrade candidate for the Treo 650. I don't use a PDA phone right now, and have been thinking the 650 or something like it might make blogging and communicating on-the-road a whole lot easier.
Unfortunately the rocket scientists at Sprint decided to turn off Bluetooth for dialup from your laptop (though other networks allow it). Why? Well, they want you to buy *another* $250 product from them (their "connection card") so they can charge you as though you own two cell phones. The phone looks great -- too bad Sprint decided its customers are idiots.
UPDATE: Sprint has since announced that it will not levy the $250 fee. Details here. Cool!
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