Pros Fast Downloads With EV-DO Technology - Great Feature Set
Cons None That Are A Deal Breaker
Summary For the record I have the Treo 775p in Midnight Blue. I’m posting here because this is where all the reviews are populating. I don’t know why CNET can’t figure out a way to link all reviews for this model regardless of the color scheme.
First, I’d like to comment on the low reviews given by others just because the Treo 755p didn’t present a “major” upgrade to the 700p feature-set. O.K. …everyone wants to see the latest and greatest technology on a device of this type (i.e. Wi-Fi, Full size SD Card; or whatever you can think of). I ask you… do you really need Wi-Fi just so you can run to the nearest hot-spot and surf the internet for free? I find it much more productive to use the EV-DO technology to surf the net; regardless of my location, assuming I had that much free time to do so (obviously, some do). As for the “full-size” SD Card…could that have anything to do with a Wi-Fi adapter…Hmmm?
The Treo 755p does offer some enhancements over 700p. I’ll not repeat them here...just look at CNET’s feature-set review of this model (also, no more external antenna). Maybe they aren’t earth shattering, but are the lack thereof enough to give the 755p a low rating? I don’t think so, for two reasons…
First, this is my first outing with a Palm based OS. Up to now I’ve used Windows Mobile (see my review of the Treo 700wx and you’ll see why I switched) therefore, I have no pre-expectations about this phone (versus the 700p) other than it do what it’s supposed to do. Second, consider this…Mercedes Benz (and no, I don’t drive one) may keep the same model (class) in play year over year with only a few enhancements (some of which are not noticeable unless you read the tech sheet). So, is a 2007 model of the same class with little or no enhancements; a lesser automobile compared to the 2006 model? I think you know the answer. Therefore, do us all a favor and stop down-grading a product (to an abysmal rating) based upon a feature-set; or lack thereof, that has little bearing on the total overall functionality of the device.
I’ve found the Treo 755p thus far to be a phone that deserves consideration, to be slightly more user-friendly than a Windows Mobile based product, not lacking in productivity features, good voice quality, feels good in my hand, and while not a “feather” in the weight category, it’s not a brick either. The BT connection (for hands-free) seems to be better than that of the 700wx. The 1.3 mega-pixel camera is decent (please keep in mind that the Treo 755p is a phone…not a camera). So, don’t expect pictures that will rival your Canon Rebel. I only hope that I don’t have to retract this rating in a few weeks due to some “major” system problem that manifests itself (a’la Treo 700wx)…because I used my free exchange with Sprint for this model.Updated
Rating Should Have Been An "8"Updated
Excellent Phone. Some how I entered the wrong rating of "6". It Should be an "8".Updated
Palm with their infinite wisdom decided to ship the 755p with a plastic stylus (@#%&.
If you'd like a more substantial stylus check out Everything Treo @
The styli are metal, come in 3 colors, have a solid feel with no bending and fit perfectly into the 755p. The cost is $19.95 including S&H.
"Great Phone!"on by Gorillarobert
Pros SIZE, Speed, Screen Brightness
Cons No Wi-Fi still...but has EVDO to compensate...
Summary First of all, this is NOT a total new Treo replacing the 700p. If you have a 700p, don't but this. However, it's a great phone. I had a Treo 600 way back and loved it. Since then, I bought a Moto Q, and it wasn't bad, until it went through the wash...I'm embarrased to say, that I didn't even feel the phone in my pocket and washed it! The Treo, though, despite that it is bigger, is a "good" big. It's comfortable to hold, the perfect size, and I can detect when it's in my pocket. Great phone!
Pros Size, Speed, Feel, and Call Quality
Cons Mini SD, Camera, and No Wi-Fi
Summary 755p is a strong Solid phone, and I can not ask for much more. I am upgrading from the 650, so this is an actual upgrade unlike people that are complaining about the 755 being the 700p without the Stub. I would still have made the move just for the size and in hand feel. My call quality has greatly improved and Ev-Do has greatly improved my internet experience. I wish I didnt have to deal with the Mini SD Card but that it not a huge hassle too me but rather a minor annoyance. A real upgrade would have moved the camera to a 2MP but the camera is ok. The Picture and Video quality you can get with the 1.3 mp is average. I complain about Wi-fi just because it would be a nice added feature but it really has no major afect on me. People complain about the hey size but I have not noticed anything yet, except that I have not fully gotten use to the new key placement. Texting and writing emails feels the same. Software and interface is greatly improved, and ayone with a 650 should feel comfortable knowing that they are make a full step forward with this purchase. I have never liked the window mobile format nor the blackberry, so I am happy that palm has not made vast changes. As for feel, the new paint coat is great to hold (shame its going to be covered in a case soon) and while I would prefer a slightly thinner and lighter phone, I appreciate the size in hand and rather have this phone than the Razr thin smartphones. This phone is a definate upgrade for the 650 owner, and I can not speak for the 700 owner but I would go for it. Almost wish I was cool enough to get the red phone.
Pros Much Brighter Screen, faster interface, soft feel exterior
Cons 1.3 meg camera, same operating system as 700p
Summary People need to realize that this is not a complete redo of the 700p. Stop giving this an unfair review if you don't have one, and don't take your anger out on this due to the way you have been treated over your 700p. I had a 700p from Sprint. It was the worst Treo yet! Sprint and Palm should be embaressed by what they did to the consumer with that phone. The 755 feels better in your hand. Slightly smaller....Much smoother interface....much brighter screen....and although it has been just 2 days I haven't had a reset or dropped call yet. I never had a day pass by without the 700p dropping calls or resetting. Don't give a phone you don't own a review or a rating unless you have owned the phone.
Cons Can we hope for a 2+ megapix camera?
Summary Our family tested the Treo 755 vs. 750. The 755 with the Palm OS won out. The phone just doesn't crash and is very smart. The options to customize screen and smart keys are exactly the ones you would want. The sound quality is good and the Web browsing speed blazing fast (thanks Sprint) so you don't need to worry about WiFi.
The phone offers real value through its market-leading calendaring and contact (personal information management)tools. In fact, we can't find another set of tools that even comes close to the security and privacy Palm OS offers. The synchronization to both Tungsten and Outlook was so easy, we couldn't believe it.
VersaMail, Palm's all-in-one email application is very easy to setup.
Blazer, the mobile Web browser, is better then what we've experienced on other phone.
After installing a 2GB SD card, loading up your fav music becomes a pleasure.
After owning both a Nokia 6682 and Sony Ericsson w810i in the past year we can say that the 755 is a phone that both novice and pro can appreciate.
We find that the 755 has even changed our online browsing habits. Even at home it is not unusual to see us browsing on our pair of 755s while the WiFi laptops remain in stand-by mode. The 755 can really become that all-in-one device you've been looking for.
The only reason the phone didn't get a "10" is because we want to keep hammering it and be sure . . . stay tuned.