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Palm Treo 700w

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  • User Score (65)
    6.8 6.8 from 65 reviewers
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    6.9 6.9 from 4 reviewers
  • Value for money (2)
    4.2 4.2 from 2 reviewers
  • Features (16)
    4.8 4.8 from 16 reviewers
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    4.2 4.2 from 2 reviewers
  • Sound quality (30)
    4.3 4.3 from 30 reviewers
  • Display (14)
    5.3 5.3 from 14 reviewers
  • Reception (11)
    3.4 3.4 from 11 reviewers
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    4.3 4.3 from 13 reviewers
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    4.7 4.7 from 14 reviewers
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The Treo 700w is marketed to those business users who want the nice design of Treo with the functionality of the Pocket PC operating system. The Treo 700w looks very similar to its predecessor, the Treo 650. Features packed into its relatively small size and weight (4.4x0.9 inches and 6.4 ounces) include: dual-band CDMA/EVDO for phone and modem; Bluetooth 1.2, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and a LiIon rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of talk time. The device comes with 32MB memory for applications and 6…

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The Treo 700w is marketed to those business users who want the nice design of Treo with the functionality of the Pocket PC operating system. The Treo 700w looks very similar to its predecessor, the Treo 650. Features packed into its relatively small size and weight (4.4x0.9 inches and 6.4 ounces) include: dual-band CDMA/EVDO for phone and modem; Bluetooth 1.2, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and a LiIon rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of talk time. The device comes with 32MB memory for applications and 60MB of flash memory for data. On top of that, the SDIO card slot allows users to add up to 4 GB of additional memory. Reception on the Treo 700w is very good, calls are never dropped, and data transfer is fast. The speakerphone is loud and clear, and an included wired headset allows for hands-free conversation. Conferencing is fairly easy to use as is voicemail. One of the very useful features of the 700w is the hardware mute switch, which allows a user to quickly disable all sound on the device. The 700w is laid out very well for one-handed operation, and changes have been made to the Windows Mobile Today screen to facilitate this. Touches include smart search of the address book, 37 speed dial settings, softkey settings for frequently used menus, and customizable buttons and preferences. For companies who use Exchange, the Treo 700w allows users to sync contacts, email and calendar data over the air, without the need to access a PC.

So what are some of the problems with the Treo? In terms of design, the QWERTY keys are square, making them slightly more susceptible to mistyping, and the center button on the five-way rocker is stiff. The 240-by-240 screen is a step backwards from older Treo models, but the main problem is the squareness of the screen. Since many programs are hard-coded to a longer rectangular screen, some software applications may be stretched or compressed on the 700w screen. The 1.3-megapixel camera on the Treo is dim, with outer blurry edges and some jagged diagonal lines. About the only cool thing that the 700w can do with videos is use them as ringtones, something that Palm developed specifically for the Treo. Other small caveats include the lack of WiFi and the proprietary data port. Overall, however, the Treo 700w is a winner for the business user.

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