I'm thinking about buying a treo. The thing is I can't figure out which one to get, the 680 or the 750. This will be my first pda. Does anyone have any helpful advice?
I just got it yesterday. wow! this babe is so amazing! I feel obliged to share my experience with u people. the form factor totally blew me away. I don't know how can I praise this babe. the screen is not very white, but, it's totally visable even under very very bright direct sunlight! I was shocked to see that! its even better than nokia n93 screen! the colors of the screen is not rich enough to show real colour though, but it's vivid. no problem with the screen.
rubberised form factor is very very confortable to hold. it feel very smooth and sleeky on my hand. buttons and keyboard durability don't feel good enough. stylus is long enough to hold confortably. I don't really need it though. qwerty keyboard is a bit stiff to type, more stiff than my treo 650, harder for long typing. the best and the unique selling point is the one handed operation system that palm implemented, its very very good, its the most compelling selling point of 750v, its very convenient when you drive and walk, you can still use all funtions easily with just one hand. but its not 100% usable, u still need to use ur finger once or twice occasionally. anyway u have to LEARN how to use it one handed. I think the qwerty keyboard is not suited for long period typing, because its stiff, maybe it needs to be broken in before you can type on its softer keyboard. I think 650 is better at typing. opera browser can be run properly on 750v. but opera mini cannot be run properly, it can't connect to the internet, don't know why. battery life is ok for the first day of use, I am pretty sure it will be better after 2 weeks. I will comment later about that. and coreplayer doesn't work on 750v at all, I could install it, but when I played video the screen shaked and I had to reset. I haven't try TCPMP yet, I will comment later. threaded sms is very good as well, it records all the conversation, just the same as msn messenger!
no video camera, no wifi, and the square screen, all these are the most talked about features that are missing on 750v, many people make excuses that prevent them from buying this one. they are simply not fans of Palm, because this is the first palm that run windows available for any country in the world. using this one is much more enjoyable than any windows devices on the market. just by holding it on your hand is already an enjoyment, needless to say using it everyday.
yes, generally speaking , I m very impressed by it. zen of palm, is still alive, and just getting better. even though its got a lot of very deadly disadvantages, but its advantages really stand out from the crowd and are unique. if palm will use VGA instead of QVGA, and everything else remain unchanged, I will be the first one in the world to buy future treo 850v! day dreaming, haha! enjoy.
Its a great phone!! I can watch porn at my work with this phone:P.
I think that this phone is hott. its just off tha chain expensive. i like all the features on it tho.
Somebody know change the language of Treo750V? I bought my in Germany and I cannot change the language to english.
I just find a solution to those who use apple mac os. U guys can use a software called 'Missing Sync' for windows mobile. I hope it will help those who wanna buy this babe.
Anybody who complain and cry about wifi can just search on google for 'spectec'. That company is the only one in the world to offer mini SD wifi card.
Go to msmobile.com for their review of 'spectec wifi card on 750v'.
Its not just a pda, and its not just a smartphone, its a combo of pda and smartphone. It offer pda functionality while offer smartphone's ease of use. Its unique in the world. No way hp 6900 serie can beat it(even with wifi and GPS builtin).
I really hope this will help those who are let down by wifi-less 750v and keep their mouth shut for a while.
Can anyone help with a bluetooth question. I have paired the 750 with my car which is a Parrot CK3000. When I finish a call the phone stays connected to the stereo and it doesn't return to the radio or cd ( which is a right pain because unless I turn the car engine off, the rest of my journey is without music! My very basic nokia phone works great with the car so surely the palm treo should !
The best PDA for professionals on go. Ask any professional if he need a 5 Mega Pixel cam and WiFi or accesibility and one hand operation with stability that 750 provides. This PDA is not for all these highschoolers crying about WiFi and please dont be mislead by there crapy opinions. Treo 750 is HSDPA device and Cingular would be launching HSUPA as soon as Mar 07 and with unlimitied PDA access for $39.99 for speeds close to 1MB for downloads as well as uploads you would be stupid to cry about WiFi that bounds you to be in a hot spot.
I love this PDA and would recommend it over HTC TyTn not only because one hand operation but also because of screen resolution and much easier funtionality of phone.
I just had a look at the wikipedia website searching for treo 650's story, i saw some word 'Zen of Palm'. I saw these words before, but i didnt understand what it mean. So i clicked on it, a large article appeared. Didnt know why..?...
After reading through that article, i understand what are Palm's own unique principle and concept when it come to design products and softwares, which are opposite those of HTC. U will know what does 80/20 means, and why palm reduce cost of production, and why convinience and usability surpass long feature-list in many way.
To be honest, i was a 650 user, enjoyed its ease of use and simplicity. But disappointed when i saw 750v. But No matter what happens, i m still a palm loyal fan. If it is possible, i will still buy 750v in the future even though i m actually a real power user of PDA. I just cant find a reason why i m so attracted to treo and nothing else, Even if i already know 750v is the lowest specced PDA in the world.
I strongly recommend u people who dont understand why Palm designed and released 750v, and why Palm kept the same form factor, and why no wifi inc, to have a search on wikipedia for 'Zen of Palm'. Until then, u people who complained will know why 650 and 700wx and 750v are still the best sellers and most important players in PDA industry and business world.
'zen of palm' is still ALIVE.
That article is very comprehensive. Hope many of u enjoy that.
I'm thinking about buying this phone, but i can't find if it's compatible with Mac. Does anyone know? I need it because i work with Mac for my company!
well i got the phone and yes the battery is crap.. i charge the phone twice a day.. anyways im going to try the battery for the 650 ill keep you guys updated...
hey i got the phone for $250 dollars hey for this price why not...
Hai... Its a pity to know that the new 680 got a much thinner battery than 650. But u people might try to use 650's battery on 680, the only way to charge battery less and keep 680 for longer(i ve seen some reviews saying that it works!). I been using i320 for 1 month, battery is even worse, not even last a day, sometimes charge twice a day for intensive use(lucky samsung provide a spare one), but without touchscreen its not flexible sometimes. Poor battery really make me not willing to use it any longer, and wanna sell it. I strongly reckon that touchscreen and one-handed are both very important for everyday use.
Being a p990i user as well, sick of no one-handed operation.
So treo series is the best combination of above things.
I still dont know why many of those people out there still use stylus to navigate.?? I even hardly use stylus on my p990i! Just finger is ok for me. But its battery last for ever! 2 days of INTENSIVE use. And it integrate everything, cant complain about it.
To be honest, i cant even be bothered to slide out the keyboard on my mini-s. Owning 650 for 1 year already, the longest one ever. It was a pity i sold it.. Still think about it when i see my friend's one. Bad decision.. I miss its perfect screen and keyboard, let along one handed.
Hai...... Wanna get a tytn or 750v, cant decide yet. When i see 750, i always fall in love with it and think i will buy it immediately. hate the 240x240 though, Only reason that prevent my prompt decision. Really wanna go back to palm os, but no wap, and crapy blazer, and lack of multitasking, and system instability disappoint me. And meantime waiting for the next generation palm access platform to come out as well, maybe not avail till 2008, hope it can improve those palm os shortcomings.
Battery short on my p990i(using it for 2 days after 1 charge)! Gotta go. Bye.
For wifi capabilities, you need to buy a wifi card. No software can do it, as the wifi capabilities are built in. This would take care of it: http://store.palm.com/sm-wi-fi-card-by-palmone--pi-1853744.html
I want to buy the Palm 750v, but I need wireless internet (WLAN or Wifi). Is it possible to download some type of software that will allow me to use it?
i'll buy this one coz its made by PALM despite bad quality buttons and keyb.750 and 680 used together will produce the best experience.i really hope PALM can combine both 750 and 680 into one platform called Palm Access Platform next year.that will include multitasking & all palmos apps & all windows funtions & treo750 design & 320x320 & onehanded navigations. im sure im the first one to buy it!