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Palm Treo 800w Review

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As we touched on earlier, Palm has had a threaded text messaging application on their phones for years. Despite the feature now being built into WM, Palm still uses its own client which is just fine with us because it is excellent. With the text box at the bottom and the conversation above, it is more like instant messaging than texting. It comes preloaded with Sprint Instant Messaging as well, so those who want to do actual instant messaging can do so via AIM, Yahoo and Windows Live Messaging.

Palm Treo 800w Review
Of course the 800w can handle email as well. It supports most common formats, such as POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Lotus Domino as well as Microsoft Direct Push.
When connected with an Exchange account the user gets real time emails, otherwise accounts can be set to check at intervals ranging from every five minutes to once a day. The user can view and send most attachments, such as Office documents and PDF files.


Connectivity and Data:

As an EVDO Rev. A device the 800w is capable of download speeds up to 3.1Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 1.8Mbit/s, though 500-700kbit/s is a more realistic upload speed. It also supports 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, allowing the user to surf at hotspots and on their home and work networks at higher speeds. For short range communication the 800w features both Infrared and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, which supports the following profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP, AVRC, BPP, PAN, (HID).

ActiveSync handles all the data transfer between your phone and PC. It interfaces with Outlook, allowing the user to both back up their data and stay connected on the go.

In their latest Touch ROM Sprint included Opera Mobile, but unfortunately the 800w ships only with Internet Explorer. There is a new zoom feature in WM 6.1, but it’s unremarkable at best. Unfortunately there is no Java emulator on the phone so Opera Mini is not available, but Opera Mobile 9.5 beta will definitely beef up your browsing experience.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. rbz275 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


FYI, there's a little typo. Windows Mobile is by no means open-source. The source code of the OS is NOT freely available. But you can install any 3rd party application you want (even one that you create), and i assume that's what you meant.

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 09:31

6. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Thanks.

posted on 30 Jul 2008, 23:40

2. (unregistered)


can you access Youtube on this?

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 02:28

3. (unregistered)


mobile only

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 07:56

4. Mario (unregistered)


I cant believe you didn't list battery life as a separate "con". If you have an exchange server you will not get more than 3 hours out of this thing.

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 09:22

5. (unregistered)


Ok so how can a plus be "Good size and professional looks" and then in the very next column it has listed as a con "It’s still on the big side, and the design language is dated " you really need to make up your mind.

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 09:31

7. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Thanks

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 11:01

8. (unregistered)


Will the Palm Treo 800 be available through The Verizon Network? How much different is this VS. The Palm Treo Centro

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Palm Treo 800w

Palm Treo 800w

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
view full specs
Display320 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
333 MHz
128 MB RAM
Size4.41 x 2.28 x 0.73 inches
(112 x 58 x 18.5 mm)
5.00 oz  (142 g)
Battery1150 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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