Excerpt: Palm – and Treo lovers – are hoping the 750v is the holy grail of smartphones. UMTS 3G, push-email support, a 1.3-megapixel camera… this Treo ticks all the boxes, but will it leave us wanting?
COMPARISON: How does the Palm Treo 750v compares to its competitors
14 March 2011
Excerpt: As good as the Palm Treo 750v might be, it's neither alone nor is it the first of its kind. We have the HTC Hermes (also known as O2 Xda trion/T-Mobile MDA Vario II) in the market already, which is also sporting UMTS and even supports HSDPA out of the box without a ROM update but also featuring a 2 megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing camera for video telephony. And, the Hermes is featuring W-LAN, something the Treo 750v left.
Excerpt: Better known for its Palm operating system devices, the Palm Inc. company surprised the world in 2005, announcing the development of a new range of smartphones that will feature Windows Mobile operating systems. The first Palm smartphone to feature Windows Mobile was launched in cooperation with Verizon operator and was called Palm Treo 700w. Although the device was only available in the US for Verizon customers, it made quite an impression and made Palm Inc.
Pros: By far one of the best functionality met in a Pocket PC combined with a good mix of connectivity techs are among the strong points of the device. Low learning curve in mastering its use will attract more consumers rather than its design.
Cons: Pity that such a flexible device lacks the multimedia part. The low quality camera and display are also two aspects that can't pass unnoticed. Fortunately, Palm "updates" its Treo series pretty frequently so we should stay tuned for a better version soon., Sales package, Palm Treo 750 smartphone, 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery, Stylus, Charger, Charger adapters, Pop-port USB cable, Palm stereo wired headsets, User guide
Excerpt: Palm surprised us when it announced the Treo 750 with Windows Pocket Mobile 5, instead of its own own Palm OS. Some will say this is calculated to bring in improvements in interactivity, while others (including me) think it would have made more sense for Palm to spruce up its existing OS. Still, there's a lot the Treo 750 offers that makes it truly unique. Let’s start with the compact design that the folks at Palm were really aggressive about.
Excerpt: Walk through any airport, subway station or office building today and you will see hoards of business people with smartphones glued to their ears. Smartphone’s are marketed mainly to the business world, after all they are quite the powerful and expensive little units. Some of these units exhibit more horsepower then some of my old PC’s for goodness sake.Anyhow, sorry I digressed.
Conclusion: There’s no denying the wealth of technology kneaded into this phone. But its capabilities run in direct disproportion to its functionality, and its current price is a mystery when similarly-spec’d phones such as the already HSDPA-equipped, Cingular video capable Samsung Blackjack are nearly half the 750’s price.
Pros: Quad-band world compatibility; MS Direct &MS Enterprise/POP3 push email; 1.3 MP digital camera
Cons: Complicated operation; tightly packed keyboard; no jog wheel; no WiFi
Conclusion: No, it's not an earth-shattering Treo, but it's by no means a re-warmed Treo 700wx either. The Treo 750 offers very good performance with a new CPU, an improved camera, enhanced video playback, a more solid Bluetooth implementation in a lighter, slimmer, antenna-less casing. And best of all for Cingular customers, a Windows Mobile Treo is finally available for GSM! While we found some Treo models too quiet (i.e.
Pros: Snappy performance, 3G (though we'll have to wait for the official upgrade from UMTS to the even faster HSDPA flavor of 3G), excellent usability, great form factor and ever-ready keyboard. We like the new anti-slip surface coating and the lack of an external antenna. Bluetooth is solid and the camera takes decent photos as well as video at 30fps. Kudos to Palm for including MS Voice Command with enhancements to support Bluetooth headsets.
Cons: The smaller battery means shorter battery life-- though our Treo 750 outlasts our BlackJack, it doesn't last as long as the Cingular 8525. No WiFi built-in, so you'll need to buy a miniSD WiFi card if you're in need. Though for us, 3G is much more important than WiFi and we find ourselves rarely using WiFi on our 8525. The 240 x 240 resolution display means you'll see a bit less on screen and while most applications support that resolution, you'll find games that don'...