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By: leelefever on November 16, 2005 - 8:56pm

I've put a lot of time into trying to get the right gadgetry for the trip.  A couple of months ago, I got an unlocked Palm Treo 650.  Overall, I’m very happy with it and believe that I’ve made a good choice.  The big test will be how it does abroad.  One of our goals in packing for the trip is reducing size and weight and my goal was to get a device that packs as much punch as possible and sports a strong track record.

By: Global X (not verified) on November 28, 2005 - 12:15am
Lee, I am afraid that the Treo 650 comes with a 0.3 megapixel camera, not 1.2 mp as you wrote. The Treo 700w,which will come out in 2006 with the Windows Mobile OS, will have a 1 MP camera
Global X 

By: leelefever on November 28, 2005 - 8:05am
I've corrected it in the post. Thanks for letting me know...
By: clappstar (not verified) on December 2, 2005 - 10:05am
So who have you chosen to provide your phone with service while you travel? The international rates charged by US providers are outrageous. I am specifically looking for long term (6-12 months) coverage while in Belgium for local calls in Belgium. I will probably use something like Skype for calls back to the US. What are you using for calls back to the US? And how are you staying online while you travel - above you say through GPRS, but who do you get coverage from and how much is it? Thanks for the info and good luck on your trip.
By: leelefever on March 20, 2006 - 7:43am
We're in Mumbai India now. When we arrive in a new country, we get a prepaid GSM SIM card that works with GPRS or MMS (Hutch or Airtel in india). We're not calling back to the US much, but we sometimes get a prepaid long distance card, or just use the Treo. Hope this helps.
By: Jay Doub (not verified) on July 8, 2006 - 2:15am
I could not help but notice that at the time you wrote this that a 2GB SD card was the largest available. Here it is early July 06 and 4 GBS's abound (all for under 100.00). By the time you make it back stateside in one year all your technology will be well outdated. That will teach a geek to go on a year vacation!
By: leelefever on July 8, 2006 - 3:35pm
I have not seen the 4gb SD around, but Hong Kong is coming up soon and you can apparently get anything there.