A Marriage Not Made in Heaven

David Pogue pretty much trashes the user interface and experience of Palm’s new Windows-powered Treo 700W:

Sooner or later, you’ll run into the “Program Memory Low” error message, requiring you to shut down programs manually in a special list box.

The 700W’s beefed-up memory (60 megabytes free) makes this situation less frequent. Still, the whole ritual should be unnecessary. Doesn’t anyone at Microsoft realize how silly it sounds to say, “Just a minute — I have to quit some programs on my phone”?

Thursday, 5 January 2006