Excerpt: The Treo Pro is a culmination of everything that Palm has learned about making a handheld to date, and the result is a great-looking device with a well crafted spec sheet. Palm makes it no secret that their latest Windows Mobile device is targeted at professionals: it’s the Treo Pro, not the Treo Consumer. That said, expectation for this device are quite high, but we have some hang ups. Read on for a comprehensive look at the Palm Treo Pro!
Excerpt: Even though the sleek and beautiful touch-screen Palm Treo Pro is essentially a minor update of the 800W, its alluring external aesthetic make it feel like a whole new phone. Like the 800W, Palm does a superior job of putting lipstick on the Windows Mobile 6.1 swine behind the Pro’s pretty face with a highly sensitive touch screen, and mapped hard keys that limit your need to actually touch the screen.
Pros: Beautiful aesthetics; Zippy EV-DO Rev. A connections; great voice quality; quality video playback; 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Cons: Not upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5; poor camera and video; poor battery life; tightly-packed QWERTY keypad; no direct access keys for camera or music playback
Conclusion: This Treo Pro is a solid, responsive handset for business customers who need Windows Mobile compatibility. But anyone else is probably better off waiting to see how the highly anticipated Palm Pre stacks up.
Pros: Good voice quality. Responsive UI. Smooth video playback.
Cons: Mediocre reception. Poor battery life. Could use more RAM and a better Web browser. Camera lacks some basic features.
Review of the Palm Treo Pro smartphone with QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen
16 December 2008
Excerpt: The Treo Pro is the latest smartphone from Palm, and it features a familiar square touchscreen display with a full QWERTY keyboard below that we've come to expect, but this time in a hot new form factor. Find out how it performs in this in-depth review.
Palm 1065NA Treo Pro Quad-Band GSM Smartphone (Unlocked): Beautiful Work Horse
Personal Electronics buzz
15 December 2008
Excerpt: The Palm 1065N Treo Pro Quad-Band GSM Smartphone unlocked version is available through several well-known on-line merchants. I ordered mine and received it yesterday. It is everything I expected and then some. The Palm 1065N Treo is a perfect balance with instant-on WiFi capabilities and GPS. The full Palm QWERTY keyboard is as usual a perfect messaging, editing and IM machine.
Summary: Though far from a true touchscreen phone, we had little trouble operating the Treo Pro with its onscreen software buttons. Itâ€™s an easy to navigate, fully primed smartphone with all the connectivity youâ€™re likely to want. One quibble is whether customers will want to stump up Â£400 outright for a handset with minimal onboard memory.