I haven’t always been a diehard CrackBerry addict. In fact, I still use my trusty old Ipaq for some things that I just cannot do on a BlackBerry. Don’t get me wrong, I love my BlackBerry, and probably will always have one, but, I have to be honest with you. I have a feeling that the Treo 700w may not suck as much as some of the older model Treos have in the passed.

One thing that RIM has always had going for it was the fact that the Treo has been notorious for having buggy hardware and that Windows Mobile devices have been known to have a software glitch or two and only 14 minutes of battery life. The word on the street, however, is that the Treo 700w isn’t infested with hardware or software bugs and that battery life, although not as good as on a BlackBerry, is at least tolerable on the Treo 700w.

I think that for consumers looking for a smart phone and not hooking it up to a corporate email system will look long and hard at the Treo 700w. It would be nice to see BlackBerry Connect offered on the 700w for those of us that use BES as well.