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    Being a former owner of treos-600,650,700p and 6700 and now 700wx, Ill say this is the best to date. Build is great ust like the 700p no quality issues. OS is very responsive and extremely nice. From poweron, te phone starts up VERY fast I was really impressed how quick it was compared to the 6700 which took about 20-30secs, this is more like 10 secs. There are a few things I wish you could customize like the green button not bringing up a menu to get to the call log or dialpad, but small quirks that Im sure well hack soon. All of the hard buttons do double duty (hold black option key and press each to do secondary functions), a very nice feature. There are few registry edits needed unlike on the 6700. The disconnect from vision button and duration is already built in, all i did was the gyph hack and cache,not huge difference really either. Liek I said the OS is already very responsive. So far ive loaded tcmp, agile, magic button (very important to really "x out"and close a program, regedit program (been playing with registry).

    The resolution looks very crisp i was worried about 240x240 but its actually very bright and very crisp and visible out in the sun. Very nice screen. Video still looks very good on it, not a huge difference between the palm 320x320 honestly. I only have the brightness jsut above halfway up and its just fine for me. Have had the phone off the charger for about 12 hours now running a little internet and some programs and a few short calls and still have just over 50% battery left. Volume in calls is VERY loud and my discovery 640 is LOUD. finally good bluetooth implementation on a treo. Onyl downfall is voicecommand does not support bluetooth voicedialing yet but im wokring on that (I helped crack it origionally on the 6700 on pdaphonehome and xda-developers) but the registry is different than the 6700 so itll take time, but working on it as we speak.

    No sprint tv or picture mail, but you can just use you email to send pics as attachments so not a big deal and I wouldnt pay for sprint tv when we have slingbox and orb for free. My gmail email account connects and downloads 3 fowarded pop3 accounts in about 10 seconds, very fast. browsing is nice, seems pretty quick compared to the 700p.

    Overall id give it 9.5/10 its the best treo to date in my opinion, everything has been refined and even the low volume issues are fixed. Marked itdown .5 point because no BT voice dial, and some softkey remapping is needed, but im sure thatll be hacked soon
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    Forgot to say EVDO ringthrough no longer needs a hack its a menu option right on the phone to turn on or off,very very nice
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    good write up. thanks
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    Yep. Thanks for the review.
    The Borg will trace their ancestry to the Treo180.


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    Could you comment on the threaded SMS app?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Could you comment on the threaded SMS app?
    none. there is no: threaded SMS, Sprint TV or picturemail.

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    No wi-fi , correct? Overseas no way to use internet applications with hotspots unless you have an sd wifi card?
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    Correct no wifi without a SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klurfdawg23 View Post
    My gmail email account connects and downloads 3 fowarded pop3 accounts in about 10 seconds, very fast. browsing is nice, seems pretty quick compared to the 700p.
    This is with exchange (mail2web, 4smartphone.net), or just with a built in app alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Uneek View Post
    This is with exchange (mail2web, 4smartphone.net), or just with a built in app alone?
    He is talking about pocket outlook (built-in app, no push). I fwd all gmail to my mail2web account and absolutely LOVE IT. When i first got this phone I used the mail2web account to reinstall my contacts and calendar and email, and I couldn't believe how qick it downloaded everything
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    You can't use the SD WiFi card on this device. Palm upper management has made it abunduntly clear that it drains the battery too fast. After all they're sure you never needed it in the first place. So stop trying! :-o
    Patrick Horne
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    Quote Originally Posted by klurfdawg23 View Post
    Forgot to say EVDO ringthrough no longer needs a hack its a menu option right on the phone to turn on or off,very very nice
    Where is this option? The phone has so many places for options and settings!

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFaith View Post
    You can't use the SD WiFi card on this device. Palm upper management has made it abunduntly clear that it drains the battery too fast. After all they're sure you never needed it in the first place. So stop trying! :-o
    I disagree... Palm has been losing a ton of business because of the lack of wi-fi integration. Think about this, Doctors and specialist in Hospitals. Alot of hospitals BLOCK cell service. It would be nice to have a device to switch from cell to wi-fi when a signal is lost.
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    Is there a status light for service, i know this isnt a big deal for others but it is for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
    I disagree... Palm has been losing a ton of business because of the lack of wi-fi integration. Think about this, Doctors and specialist in Hospitals. Alot of hospitals BLOCK cell service. It would be nice to have a device to switch from cell to wi-fi when a signal is lost.

    Think about THIS - alot of doctors and specialists in hospitals could log on to their hospital networks with WiFi and have Treos with dead batteries in fifteen minutes, which is the reason Palm has never seriously entertained WiFi connectivity...
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    Since WIFI has become standard for many series of phones in this class range, I always prefer to make the method of connectivity decision for myself, instead of it being dictated to me. I travel a lot. I roam a lot. Roam...no data....no data then no email.....even though I am sitting in my Hotel lobby with free WIFI waves swimming all around me....and hey lobbies have plug-ins in too if battery life becomes a concern.

    The point is, this phone is geared towards the traveling business person. All common methods of connectivity should be provided to help ensure they can have connectivity in any given situation....WIFI being a very common and often times the ONLY options available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobbesIsReal View Post
    Since WIFI has become standard for many series of phones in this class range, I always prefer to make the method of connectivity decision for myself, instead of it being dictated to me. I travel a lot. I roam a lot. Roam...no data....no data then no email.....even though I am sitting in my Hotel lobby with free WIFI waves swimming all around me....and hey lobbies have plug-ins in too if battery life becomes a concern.

    The point is, this phone is geared towards the traveling business person. All common methods of connectivity should be provided to help ensure they can have connectivity in any given situation....WIFI being a very common and often times the ONLY options available.
    Hobbes I agree and want wifi in a phone now after using it, but do we need to discuss wifi here? Jack will just come into this thread and start making rants about how he would fire people and whatever else for using wifi on their phone and how you need to carry a laptop and whatnot. LOL
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    No sure what you mean, but my Verizon 700p blinks the LED green when there is service.

    The Sprint 700wx however is like the Sprint 700p, it does not blink the LED at all if there is service. Personally I dislike this very much. I like to know that there is service and that the phone is working. On the 700wx I need to turn it on to be certain.

    Quote Originally Posted by polo_ka View Post
    Is there a status light for service, i know this isnt a big deal for others but it is for me.
    Main Phone: Treo 270/600/650/700w/700p/750v/Motorola Q/iPhone
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    So is there no accesible GPS on the unit either?

    Would you say it's not worth trading in from a 700p?

    I LOVE the threaded messaging.. seems memory and a diff os are the only plus'd and there's a few things missing now, so no huge benefits, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobbesIsReal View Post
    Since WIFI has become standard for many series of phones in this class range, I always prefer to make the method of connectivity decision for myself, instead of it being dictated to me. I travel a lot. I roam a lot. Roam...no data....no data then no email.....even though I am sitting in my Hotel lobby with free WIFI waves swimming all around me....and hey lobbies have plug-ins in too if battery life becomes a concern.

    The point is, this phone is geared towards the traveling business person. All common methods of connectivity should be provided to help ensure they can have connectivity in any given situation....WIFI being a very common and often times the ONLY options available.
    I disagree. The smartphone of choice for business folks today is still the Blackberry, which has little to no support for Wi-fi. Your theory that business people require wifi doesn't make sense.
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