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Palm Treo Pro Review

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Palm Treo Pro Review
Call quality on the Pro was poor. Callers said we sounded just ok, rating us a 6/10. On our end it was very tinny and almost sounded like there was a metallic pinging, especially at the end of sentences. We’ve definitely seen better performances out of both Treos and HTC devices. Talk time is rated at 5 hours and standby at 250, both of which are plenty. As we always warn, standby time with smartphones can vary wildly based on how you are using the phone and if you have programs running in the background, such as email clients.

We compared our SPB Benchmark results with the ones of the HTC Touch Diamond and Palm Treo 800w.


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. Functionality remains par for the course, though we would have liked to see a prettier interface. HTC and SE have set a new bar for redesigning Windows Mobile, and while Palm has caught up in the hardware department they risk being left behind if their software efforts can’t keep up. They’ve made such strides, we’d hate to see them fall by the wayside once and for all. The Pro really is a good looking device, and hopefully marks an important step on Palm’s return to relevance.

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
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
User rating:
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Palm Treo Pro

Palm Treo Pro

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display320 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM7201, Single core, 400 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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