Pros Full wireless options Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Bluetooth, and GPS, these are better in a machine designed for that purpose (I'm ANTI-iPhone). Palm is Palm
Cons Windows: This definitely takes away points.
Summary I've always had a PALM from Zire through Tungsten T3 now I have a Treo 680. I have everything in my hands, contacts, phones, e-mail, a browser (simple but it works). Definitely I will wait until Palm OS version arrives!
Pros Small and light. Much better performance than any other Windows Mobile device I have seen -- it actually does what WinMobile advertises it can do. Battery performance is pretty good (a full business day with normal use). Easy to use.
Cons Windows Mobile still locks occasionally. There is no such thing as enough battery, particularly with WinMobile devices, so I doubt e-mail only Blackberry users will be satisfied. Phone ringer could be louder (it can be hard to hear when on the go).
Summary I guess what you think of the Treo Pro depends on what you are looking for. A lot of reviewers seem to wish for a Palm OS. But if your office is heavily Windows and Office based and doing things like editing Word and Excel files, viewing PDF and Powerpoint attachments, etc., are a regular part of your work, Windows Mobile is a good option and provides better functionality than Blackberry for the must-work-while-away-from-office (aka 'road warrior') crowd. That said, Windows Mobile tends to be a memory and processor hog, slowing devices down to a crawl, draining batteries rapidly, and frequently causing crashes. The Treo Pro seems to tackle those challenges better than any other device on the market with a QWERTY keyboard. I have had the Treo Pro for about 2 weeks now and have not experienced those problems to any significant degree -- the device runs programs and switches between programs in a very reasonable time, lock-ups are a minimum (only 2 to date, only once since I completed the setup/updating with my existing Outlook data) (by the way, as a former Blackberry user, I know lock-ups are a constant challenge there too), and the battery life is what I consider to be very good (a full 10 hours of e-mails and it still has enough battery to make a few phone calls before I can get it to a charger). Setup is easy (though it can be time consuming if you have a lot of Outlook data to sync). The touch screen is sharp and pretty responsive. As a phone, I have had as good a connection and as consistent a signal as I have seen in any smartphone, including Blackberry and iPhone models (much better than my old AT&T 8525). Much smaller and easier to carry than AT&T Tilt. They keyboard is a bit tight (particularly near the space button -- it is easy to hit space when typig c, v, b or n if you are not careful), but if you are already a thumb-typer, you will adjust quickly. Features like built-in Google Maps really work. If you want a Windows Mobile device, this is by far the best I have seen.
Pros The device looks great and the dimensions look like a nice compromise between the older Treo's bulkiness but comfortable keyboard and the Centro's slimness but cramped keyboard.
Cons I also prefer Palm OS but I gather that most business and corporate users want WinMob so I can't blame the choice of OS.
Summary Also, I think that an unlocked/unlocked phone is great. So many cell carriers cripple many features on phones and add their own crap that I feel like I've rented rather than bought my phone.
Pros The new thin design is terrific and has a great feel in the hand.
Dialing & Applications can be accessed via Voice Command. Fabulous.
One-touch Wi-Fi button, and as a Realtor I need a IR port. I got to upgrade to the TREO PRO for renewing, FREE !!!
Cons The only real negative I see with this phone is the fact that the QWERTY keyboard is a bit too tight - although I have had the phone for only hours, I seem to be able to enter contacts and type text messages with little problem and with few errors.
Summary I owned the TREO 700wx prior to this. It has all the functions I need and more in a thinner, sleeker design. For me functionality is critical and the TREO is superb at either one or two-touch access to almost feature and application. Love that.
I've only had the phone for 1 day - and yet it seems like a great "all around" phone
that gets the job done fairly quickly. I love the Calendar and Messaging buttons that were added instead of having to access the Today screen first.
The Treo Pro was definitely designed with "the most direct route" in mind to many important applications and features. Does it have the glamour and bling of the I-phone ? No, but I-phone users pay twice or even three times as much each month
compared to what I pay. Overall a good choice for people who like the TREO and who like Windows Mobile OS. The new WM 6.0 browser even renders FLASH
which others don't do and you can either view the Desktop version of a website,
or the Mobile version of that same site. Great feature.
I haven't had the chance yet to download music, but I've heard that EVERYONE
loves the new standard 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack so that the PRO can
double as an I-POD or other MP3 player with regular headsets. Watch a movie,
watch TV on the phone - you can do it all.
I think it was a good choice.
If you can purchase the phone for $ 200 or less, it's definitely a good deal.
Pros It's a Treo what more do you want