Performance:

The voice quality of the 755p was good on both ends; it was clear and sounded nearly as good as a landline. The speakerphone is very useable, though there is some voice quality lost when doing so. Reception was generally acceptable, though it did suffer in fringe areas and we dropped two calls while testing the battery life. We were able to achieve 295 minutes (4.9 hours) of talk time, nearly half an hour above the rated 4.2 hours.

Conclusion:

The Treo 755p is a fine device. The revamped design and materials give it a more modern look, and as a smartphone it can handle most anything you throw at it. The PIM functionality on it is excellent, especially when paired with Verizon’s WirelessSync. It’s something we would highly recommend if you were getting your less-than-tech-savvy mom a PDA. It’s not something we would buy for ourselves, or would recommend to a seasoned PDA user. Despite the redesign it cannot escape the staleness present in the Palm OS, and even though Palm has made a concerted effort to streamline the 755p it is still large by any standards. We feel a bit bad being so harsh because it is a very capable device, and at this point it is nearly a year old, but Sprint users should check out the Centro if they need a Palm device. Verizon and Alltel users, well, maybe its time to start looking for a new OS?

Pros

  • Very capable and stable OS
  • Large, easy to read display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Large, even for a smartphone
  • Palm OS is growing stale

PhoneArena Rating:

7.9

User Rating:

7.5
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