Today was an outdoor day, so the Treo 700p got some sun at a sidewalk café (picture on the left), and an expansion card (SD card) at Fry’s electronics. In addition, it got some music loaded. If you are using a Mac, it is required to have an expansion card to listen to music on your Treo 700p. If you are using Windows, the expansion card is not required. Even though I am synchronizing the Treo 700p with a Windows computer, I decided to get the SD card anyway—more storage doesn’t hurt especially that the 1GB SD card was only $29 (less elegant but much cheaper than the $149 iPod Nano).
Loading music on the Treo 700p using the Windows Media Player wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be, but eventually it all worked well. Windows Media Player didn’t seem to have the necessary MP3 encoder (it kept saying “a compabile MP3 encoder is not installed on your computer”) so I had to download an MP3 encoder from Cyberlink and $9 later it all went smoothly from there on.
I was able to hear the music through the speaker on the back of the Treo 700p, and through the headset that came from the device (the one that is meant to be for phone calls), but in order to use stereo headphones, I will need to buy an adapter (not included with the Treo 700p), or 2.5mm stereo headphones. Until then, I will continue using my iPod.
Another observation from today is that no charging from the car charger was necessary. The Treo 700p seems to be work well for a whole day after having been in the charger overnight, which is the pattern that I have been following.
To be continued tomorrow! Stay tuned!