Palm Treo 800w Review
Callers said we sounded excellent on the phone, very rich and “close to landline quality.” They sounded great on our end too, the volume was good and the caller almost sounded like they were standing next to us. Unfortunately the speakerphone begins to distort when you get about half-way up the volume meter, so unless you’re in a quieter environment it’s pretty worthless. The phone seemed to hold a bit stronger signal than normal, which not only led to better call quality but faster data speeds as well. During our battery testing we fell well short of the rated 4.5 hours, achieving only 4 hours.
The Treo 800w is an excellent business device. It is very professional looking, is a good size and has a quality keyboard for tapping out emails. Functionally it has everything the business user could want, from Wi-Fi to GPS to Sprite Backup. It’s a bit boring however, so we don’t expect to see it in the hands of too many consumers. Boring is good for its target market however, and we feel the 800w is a solid follow-up to the consumer friendly Centro. Here’s hoping Palm can sustain this momentum and turn things around.
- Excellent productivity tool
- Wi-Fi, GPS and EVDO Rev. A
- Quality keyboard
- It’s still on the big side, and the design language is dated
- Interface is business-like, but could be prettier
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.
can you access Youtube on this?
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.
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.
Will the Palm Treo 800 be available through The Verizon Network? How much different is this VS. The Palm Treo Centro