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...
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.
Conclusion: If cool-factor aesthetics aren’t a critical issue for you, the slightly bulkier and less stylish 800W is $100 less than the Pro, and all you really lose is 120MB of internal memory (easily compensated for with a microSD card) and the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Summary: Some may feel that the Windows Mobile market has of late been dominated by both HTC and Samsung with their latest offerings such as the HTC Touch Pro and the Samsung Omnia. However, there are actually many other alternatives out there for the picking.
Summary: Windows Mobile is the Marmite of mobile operating systems: some users love the ease with which it enables access to business, while a good many more hate it. One self-proclaimed fan found that this phone uses Windows to fine effect.
Conclusion: For the most part we like what we see in the Treo Pro. Palm has always been good at making functional business devices, but they’ve lacked in the innovation department for a long time now. The Pro brings a complete makeover to the Treo line that is years overdue, but great nonetheless.
Pros: Sleek, modern design without losing functionality, All the productivity that comes with Windows Mobile 6.1, Lots of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and 3G
Cons: Call quality is subpar, Hardware is beautiful, but the software needs some sprucing up, Keyboard is good, but large fingers still may have problems
Palm 1065NA Treo Pro Quad-Band GSM Smartphone (Unlocked): Beautiful Work Horse
Personal Electronics buzz
8 October 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.
Conclusion: If QWERTY bar smartphones and touch screens are your thing, the Palm Treo Pro has what you want. Windows Mobile 6.1 may be aging but it's still a very effective operating system for business-minded folks who need MS Office and Exchange support.
Pros: Sleek design, EVDO Rev. A., Attractive and compact. very good GPS, good data speeds when in a strong coverage area, excellent speaker.
Cons: Tiny keyboard, fingerprint magnet., Slippery, screen resolution not impressive or well-used by Windows Mobile, not terribly strong cell reception, battery standby life could be better. Keyboard is a bit small for larger hands.