Thursday, December 4, 2008

Palm Treo Pro

The good: The Palm Treo Pro boasts a sleek design and offers a wide range of wireless options, including Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Windows Mobile smartphone also provides many productivity and communication tools for the business user.

The badThe bad: The Treo Pro is too expensive and can be sluggish at times. The QWERTY keyboard is cramped and doesn't really suit the business feel of the device.

The bottom line: The Palm Treo Pro offers significant improvements in the design and features department, but the smartphone doesn't offer anything revolutionary and costs more than its competitors, which will make it a hard sell.

Specifications: OS provided: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional; Installed RAM: 128 MB; Processor: QUALCOMM 400 MHzMSM7201

Windows Mobile With A Palm Twist

Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition gives you the familiar look and feel of Windows, plus mobile versions of the business applications you use every day. Then, Palm gives you shortcuts and a touchscreen that make all of it easier. Type in a web search and get your results right from the Today screen.1 Join a Wi-Fi network in no time thanks to the instant-on Wi-Fi button.1 With Palm shortcuts, a little ease goes a long way.

Palm shortcuts for the things you do most
Touchscreen and full keyboard
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition
Outlook email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
and HTML support1,2
High-speed data with UMTS/HSDPA3
High-capacity, removable battery
Instant-on Wi-Fi button1
GPS for navigation, turn-by-turn directions, and local search1
Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile for Contacts, Calendar,
and Tasks
Edit native Microsoft Word and Excel documents4
Open and view PowerPoint, PDF, and ZIP files
Use Internet Explorer Mobile to search the web fast1
Functions as a high-speed modem for your laptop5
Personal email including Hotmail, Yahoo!, and Gmail1
Chat-style view for SMS and MMS6
Windows Media Player Mobile for audio and video
2.0 megapixel camera with video capture
Treo Pro smartphone by Palm
Removable and rechargeable battery
AC charger (100-240 volt, 1A power cable)
USB sync cable
Stereo headset (3.5mm)
Getting Started Guide

Tech Specs
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition
Qualcomm MSM7201 400MHz
320x320 transflective color TFT touchscreen
Tri-band UMTS 850MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz
Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, and 801.1x authentication
Built-in GPS
Version: 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
256MB storage (100MB user available), 128MB RAM
2.0 megapixels, up to 8x digital zoom and video capture
Removable, rechargeable 1500mAh lithium-ion;
up to 5.0 hours talk time and up to 250 hours standby
microSDHC cards (up to 32GB supported)
MicroUSB 2.0 for synchronization and charging
3.5mm stereo headset jack
2.36 (W) x 4.49 (L) x 0.53 (D); weighs 4.69 oz