Fusic: I’m done with you

I got sick of the little quirks with my Sprint LG Fusic (LX550). I’ve used it moderately since I started my SERO plan with Sprint in 11/06. Frankly the LG Fusic was the cheapest phone with the biggest discounts, but it turns out there’s a reason it was cheap.

On top of everything Joel said, anytime I put this device in my pocket, it seems to starting playing music. Now, I don’t think my pocket’s random button presses can outsmart a screen lock, but there seems to be no way to lock it completely out of the media player. I tested it to validate what my pocket told me, if you hold down the play button (on the outside of the unit), then press a direction, it will browse your music library. Pressing play again starts to play your music. If the phone is on “silent”, it doesn’t care, the media player works on its own volume. What kind of feature is this…? It seems like the only solution to having it not play music when random buttons are pressed is to delete my music library.

The above is just a minor quirk, I’m aware, unless of course I’m in a meeting and have to explain why Ozzie is singing “Bark at the Moon” from my pocket. I never have and probably never will use this phone for music listening, video watching, or any of the other things for which it was intended. I dislike the interface, but it’s functional, barely. This combined with the fact that I’m missing my digital to-do list devices of the past, namely and most notably my Viewsonic V37 PocketPC, I’ve decided to upgrade my phone.

So I bought used (found with the Forum FS/FT Thread Notifier) a Palm Treo 700wx. It is a little less powered than my Viewsonic V37 was (312MHz XScale compared to 400MHz XScale) — btw how is this even possible, my Viewsonic was made in like 2003. At any rate, I look forward to getting this going and playing around with it. It should at least hold me over until Android devices are out.


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    br Said,

    March 2, 2008 @ 8:45 pm

    Congrats on the Treo–nothing beats a Palm, Or rather, now that I look at it closer, nothing beats PalmOS. I even hear that PalmOS can solve world hunger. Why Windows phones, why? And those Treos are so huge–now your pockets will sag. But still a step up from the Fusic–I thought you were joking with the title–it’s really called “Fusic”? Man. I really like my Centro on Sprint–it’s PalmOS without being a Treo beast. This isn’t supposed to a read like a mine-is-better-than-yours post; just to say congrats on a real phone even if it is Windows. 🙂

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    March 2, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    I actually really liked Windows Mobile OS. I had a PalmOS 4 — I believe their first color OS — device back in the day, and it really rubbed me the wrong way. I think it goes without saying that just about anything is better than the Symbian OS that is in most of the cells these days. I’m not into fanboi stuff, just know what I’ve used.

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    br Said,

    March 3, 2008 @ 8:23 am

    But mocking fanboi stuff–you’ve *got* to be into that…

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    Jeff Said,

    March 3, 2008 @ 8:58 am

    It seems like phone often has problems like that, Ray. My previous phone would play an annoyingly loud noise when it was running out of batteries (even if it was on silent). Imagine my surprise when it went off three times during on of Dr. Rylander’s lectures.

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    Teh Blarg » Tethering on a Treo 700wx Said,

    October 18, 2008 @ 12:22 am

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