Conclusion: Unless you’re already in love with Palm products and the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, the Treo 800W offers very little to lure new users over to it. At $250 with a two-year contract, it also ends up costing far more than Sprint’s other smartphones without much to justify it. We would definitely leave this particular Palm product alone.
Pros: Sharp screen; likeable keyboard; good build quality; fast EV-DO internet
Cons: Small screen; cheap stylus; poor GPS software; lousy browser; thick case
Summary: With the addition of Wi-Fi and GPS, the Palm Treo 800w finally catches up to some of its competition and even offers a better design. The Windows Mobile smartphone will be a good fit for Sprint's business customers, if the battery life can keep up.
Pros: The Palm Treo 800w brings the addition of Wi-Fi and GPS. The Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone also offers EV-DO Rev. A support; a higher resolution touch screen; a slimmer design; and a 2-megapixel camera.
Cons: The Treo 800w can be sluggish at times and call quality could be better. The QWERTY keyboard may also give users some problems.
Conclusion: The Treo form factor is hard to beat if you want a message-centric smartphone. Palm as always has enhanced one-handed and overall usability, making the device both pleasant and productive. On paper it looks like a very competitive phone with GPS, WiFi and EVDO along with a few goodies like Sprint TV. These days, the market is crowded with amply endowed WinMo phones, and the Treo doesn't stand out or raise the bar.
Pros: Feels great in hand and one-handed operation is a breeze. Excellent keyboard, fast device overall. Has the big four features for a business PDA phone: GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and EVDO. GPS works well and Sprint Navigation and is a champ for Sprint TV.
Cons: Below average incoming call quality. GPS doesn't work in a turnkey fashion with standalone commercial GPS software packages like CoPilot. Looks plasticky. Camera is so-so. Battery capacity is low and as a result battery life suffers. WinMo runs most screens at 240 x 240 resolution.
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Excerpt: Il produttore Palm dovrebbe lanciare all’inizio del 2008 il nuovo smartphone Palm Treo 800w basato sul sistema operativo Windows Mobile 6 Professional, invece del Palm OS presente sulla maggior parte dei modelli precedenti. Erede del Palm Treo 700w , rispetto al quale presenta diversi miglioramenti, questo nuovo smartphone dovrebbe disporre di un design compatto, un display con risoluzione 320x320 pixel, una memoria flash da 256 MB, una memoria RAM da 128 MB espandibile,...