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Palm Treo 800w Review

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Palm Treo 800w Review
Performance:

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.


Conclusion:

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.




Pros

  • Excellent productivity tool
  • Wi-Fi, GPS and EVDO Rev. A
  • Quality keyboard

Cons

  • It’s still on the big side, and the design language is dated
  • Interface is business-like, but could be prettier
PhoneArena rating:
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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
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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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