"Nothing has changed, so sad!!"1.5 starson by ddawson258
Pros: Hmm, the phone feature works well!! It was good to see the communication mgr not regulate running programs along with the bluetooth, wifi, phone etc.
Cons: Hang ups, hang ups, hang up!! Freezes wayyy too much!! Phone still hangs up and in my opinion far worse than before than it did with my old Audiovox pocket PC!! Every function performed was literally a frozen moment. Three resets first day of use
Summary: I had such high hopes for this phone and it being Palm's last chance to shine. Well now I understand why its their last chance. Everything about this phone was a disappointment minus phone feature. Nowhere near worth the money I paid however I am so glad the flaws revealed their ugly heads early enough to make a switch to something else. I look for a reset button and could not locate one. I had to pull the battery out and reset it that way. When I reset the phone (battery removal) I noticed the battery was really hot. I don't know if the freezing up had anything to do with the battery being extremely hot but it wouldn't suprise me one bit.
Windows 6.1 could have been part of the problem but it was difficult to determine that conclusion. I say this because I wasn't really able to try it out much because of all of the issues I was having with the phone. All I can qualify for Windows 6.1 is Internet Explorer freezing up, updating the phone each time would fail after attempting. I mean every update failed!! I wasn't able to sync due to not having Outlook on my computer however, the phone did not even come with an installation disc for Activesync 4.2. I figured I didn't need it and I just downloaded it from the MS site. This had no baring on my issues with the phone because I never got the chance to hook it up after realizing I needed Outlook!
After resetting the phone I noticed the freezing still happening, especially after going to internet explorer. Phone would show the attempt to go to IE however it would not display the homepage. Keep in mind this is all the first day of usage and ownership. I had to reset the phone again to release the frozen desktop. No programs were installed other than what came with the phone. All my personal files were on my 2.0 Microsd card. Anyway after resetting again, I tried to send a text and noticed all of my contacts were gone!! I manually typed the name of the person I was trying to send to and it appeared that way. However it would not display through the phones listings under contacts. So, here we go again, I had to reset the phone again, BATTERY STILL HOT!!
At this point I got the contact list to appear again. Functions are still running very slow, plenty of memory to spare and then some, nothing running in the communication mgr whatsoever!! Phone was still working just fine but everything else was literally garbage!! I disabled everything but the phone feature and put on the charger and went to bed!!
Now the phone is on the charger all night, and I told myself first thing in the AM I will be calling Sprint and making arrangements to return the Palm Treo Pro!!
The morning comes, I turn the phone on and disconnect the wall charger only to find the battery stuck at 97%!! Are you kidding me?? I didn't even attempt to perform any functions other than call Sprint and demand a new phone...Something else other than Palm!
So if you are thinking of getting this phone, please allow my experience with this phone (the one that's suppose to be the "ONE") to say "USE CAUTION" it's not worth the money, headache, time, patience or effort to deal with such a poor communication device. Oh, one last thing, THIS IS MY VERY FIRST PALM PHONE THAT I HAVE EVER OWNED" so please do not take this as retaliation of any kind whatsoever! I have never owned a Palm until this experience!!
For those of you who have experienced different, I sure would love to see how your getting along with that aggrevation!! Maybe every other unit being manufactured has different innerds!!
I wish things were different for Palm but I see why they say this unit will be hard to sell!!