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The next gizmo finding its way into my pocket is likely to be the Treo 600, and there’s a nice piece about it at BargainPDA.com. The comments, incidentally, show up some of the interesting distinctions between the US and worldwide phone markets. CDMA providers, because they use phones dedicated to a particular provider rather than the GSM SIM card system, tend to lock users in to a particular service and phone – discouraging you from switching. It also discourages you from upgrading your phone as often, which means you don’t get the same kind of feverish upgrade culture where everyone has to have the latest phone – the phone as appliance and lifestyle accessory, rather than technology.

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