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One of the most useful upgrades in Windows Mobile 6.1 is the threaded text messaging, but Palm has been doing this for years.  On the 800w Palm stuck with their application; it is unfortunately absent on the Pro.  It’s a minor gripe, as the functionally is basically the same, but we appreciated the little touches like smiley shortcuts and felt the look was better overall.  Windows Messenger is bundled with the device, as is Sprint’s Instant Messenger program which integrates AIM, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger into one application.

The Pro does email as well. It supports most common formats, such as POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Lotus Domino as well as Microsoft Direct Push. When connected with an Exchange account the user gets real time emails, otherwise accounts can be set to check at intervals ranging from every five minutes to once a day. The user can view and send most attachments, such as Office documents and PDF files.


Connectivity and Data:

Sprint’s Treo Pro is a CDMA device, with 3G data.  It features EVDO Rev. A and Wi-Fi b/g.  For short range communication the Pro offers both infrared and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, which supports the following profiles: HSP, HFP, OPP, GAP, SPP, SDAP, HID, GAVDP,  A2DP, AVRC, PAN, SAP and PBAP.

Wi-Fi on the Pro is a great feature, but Palm’s implementation here sucks.  The connection is dropped once the device goes to sleep by default, meaning that the user has to reinitiate the connection with the Wi-Fi switch.  In the preferences this can be changed to automatically connect on wakeup.  We understand that disabling it during sleep saves battery, but at the same time it means that if Wi-Fi is the only data connection the user will not get email notifications, etc, when the device is sleeping.

Some reports had the Pro being able to do simultaneous voice and data, but at least on our unit this was not the case.  Since the device has not been officially released yet this is of course subject to change and we will update our review accordingly.

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3 Comments

1. npaulseth

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

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

2. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Thank you! We've updated it.

3. Bored_Shitless

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 16, 2009

LOL @ the T-Mo network screen shots for a CDMA device.
Treo Pro CDMA
  • Display 2.5" 320 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM7501A, Dual-core, 528 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(5.00h talk time)

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