Performance:

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:

7.8

User Rating:

7.9
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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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