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Palm Treo Pro CDMA Review

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Palm Treo Pro CDMA Review
The CDMA Pro had noticeably better call quality compared to the original. There was still some slight tinnines on our end, but the caller’s voice was clear enough and sounded mostly natural. They said we sounded a bit distant and there were some echoes, but that we sounded overall good and gave us a rating of 7.5-8/10. Battery life is rated at 5 hours, but we only managed 4h in our test.


Conclusion:

We still like what we get in the Treo Pro, but at the same time can’t help but look forward to the Pre. We’re not quite sure where it fits in Sprint’s lineup, given that HTC offers two devices that not only offer more features, but are better designed. Still, the Pro has a good design and will probably find its way into more than a few business suits. When we first saw the Pro we were impressed with the hardware, but had concerns about the vanilla software and fears that this would ultimately doom Palm. WebOS has quelled our fears, but unfortunately that has nothing to do with the Pro and we still wish it had software to match its beautiful hardware.


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
  • Better call performance this time around

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • Hardware is beautiful, but the software needs some sprucing up
  • Keyboard is good, but large fingers still may have problems
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. npaulseth (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Mar 2009)


FYI, the Pro has a 528mhz processor, not a 400mhz processor. It's the same processor found in the HTC Touch Pro/Diamond.

posted on 10 Mar 2009, 03:44

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


Thank you! We've updated it.

posted on 12 Mar 2009, 22:52

3. Bored_Shitless (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jan 2009)


LOL @ the T-Mo network screen shots for a CDMA device.

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Palm Treo Pro CDMA

Palm Treo Pro CDMA

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display2.5 inches, 320 x 320 pixels (181 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM7501A, Dual core, 528 MHz
128 MB RAM
Size4.49 x 2.36 x 0.53 inches
(114 x 60 x 13 mm)
4.69 oz  (133 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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