View Poll Results: How do you feel about having the antenna visible on the next treo

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  • Definately hide it

    35 54.69%
  • I like the antenna as is

    7 10.94%
  • I dont care

    22 34.38%
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  1.    #1  
    I just hope they can figure out a way to not have the antenna protruding out on the next version. It would look so much cooler. What do you all think?
  2. #2  
    Although perhaps I'm making a gross generallity, an exposed antenna usually gets better reception than an integrated one. It's not an inconvenience to me, and the better reception is definitely worth a little aesthetic compromise.
  3. #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by rambo47
    Although perhaps I'm making a gross generallity, an exposed antenna usually gets better reception than an integrated one. It's not an inconvenience to me, and the better reception is definitely worth a little aesthetic compromise.
    I vote for reception first, aesthetics second.

    Of course, I want both!

    Cheers, Perry.
  4. #4  
    Can you make a CDMA phone wthout the antenna at all?
  5. #5  
    Get rid of it only if I will not lose reception...otherwise keep it.
    Palm III-->Palm IIIxe-->Palm 505-->Samsung i300-->Treo 600-->PPC 6600-->Treo 650-->Treo 700wx-->BB Pearl--> BB Curve

  6.    #6  
    I dont think it should be too difficult to hide it without sacrificing reception. I mean look at all the candy bar smartphones running windows mobile.
  7. #7  
    Yeah they are GSM phone (that doesn't even have edge).
  8. #8  
    The last phone I absolutely HAD to have was the Moto MPX 220 ( I know...it's a POS...I got suckered). I thought it looked way cool without the antenna, but soon realized it was a major pain to remove from the case. Aside from reception, that little nub make a convenient handle on the Treo.
  9. #9  
    I have a 220 that I use about 3 times a month on average and I find it works okay for me.....
    I mean it doesn't get the best reception or have good battery life. Plus the scren is tiny compared to my treo and Nokia 9500 but still works...

    I think the antena is almost a must but have seen some pics of the next treo with a much smaller nub for an antenna....whether they are photoshoped I do not know but looks good to me....
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    The problem with an internal antenna is that the reception would be affected if the Treo is in a case.

    Most other phones that are antennaless probably don't live in cases, or at least don't live in metal cases or cases with metal reinforcing, as you often get in Treo cases.
  11. #11  
    I think we all "wish" the antenna could be hidden. I mean I don't think anybody thinks the antenna showing is pretty.

    But a hidden antenna would have a direct impact on reception. So I agree, keep it out.

    I voted Definately hide it but that is just in hopes that one day they can make a Treo with a hidden antenna that can match the reception of having the antenna exposed. Today is not that day, so it stays out for now.

    I'm really close to " I dont care" about this one.

    For me it's all about features. If I wanted a cool "looking" device I would never have owned a Treo. I would never have owned any Palm device ever created (and this is my 5th) .
  12. #12  
    I wouldn't mind a hidden antenna!!!
    I'm not weird... I'm gifted!!!
  13. #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by darnell
    If I wanted a cool "looking" device I would never have owned a Treo. I would never have owned any Palm device ever created (and this is my 5th) .
    The treo doesn't look cool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever7
    Can you make a CDMA phone wthout the antenna at all?

    PPC6600 doesn't have an antenna and reception was great.
  15. #15  
    I think that the antenna makes it look more like a phone and if it was hidden it would look more like a pda (i.e. it would look more geekish holding a pda up to you head). But that's just my opinion...I like the antenna.
  16. #16  
    OK fine, I take back my statement:
    I think we all "wish" the antenna could be hidden.
    Can't the world agree on anything ?
  17. #17  
    I would like to have seen the current antenna have a pull out antenna within it that could be used to increase the signal even more. As I've said in other posts, I have more dropped calls on the Treo than on any other phone I've ever had. I would've also liked to have seen it dual mode and not just digital. I took a day trip yesterday less than 90 miles from my house and lost service several times. I never lost service before with a dual mode phone in the same areas.
  18. #18  
    My old Nokia phones all had GREAT reception with internal patch antennas.. And I'd think the Treo would look better without an external antenna, but someone is right, putting the phone in a case would kill the reception.

    But then again, maybe they could make the phone cases with a plastic back around where the antenna is somehow. I don't think it'd be a big deal to do that.

    But if it made reception even worse, then no, I say keep the external antenna.. My Treo 650 definately has more problem areas in town than my Moto v400 did. I don't much pay attention to "bars" as who is to say what 2 bars, 5 bars, etc is.. But unable to place calls or dropping out in places I never did before screams that the RF is weaker. I never used to *totally* lose a signal sitting on my desk at work, but the Treo sometimes does.
  19. #19  
    The Treo would look pretty slick without an antenna but my goodness I barely get a signal as it is. At my home here in Shawnee half the time my phone dosent even ring, I just get a voice mail tone 1/2 hour later or so. But this is true here even with phones that pick up more than just 800 and 1900 MHz.
  20. #20  
    I seldom have signal problems, even when I travel. I was impressed on my last trip to Las Vegas when I was able to get good reception in the Mirage casino.

    IMO - only loose the antenna if there is no compromise on reception.
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