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    I had an iPhone for a while and ended up ditching it because I was worried about breaking it and the battery life was trash. I also didn't have the time to fool around with all the apps since at the time they weren't very easy to add.

    I'm now looking for a phone that will serve mainly as task manager for me. One of the reasons I was going in the Palm direction was because I heard there were a bunch of apps that just made the phones really fun. However, the 750 is WM and I heard theres not nearly as many apps. Also, how important is the internet with a smartphone, do I need it?

    The other phone I was looking at was the Blackberry 8820.

    Any and all advice welcomed. Thank you in advance.
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    Welcome to TreoCentral.

    A few points on the 750.

    Battery life: The original 1200mah battery that comes with it will last about a day if you are an email or data user. If you use it strictly as a phone you should be able to go longer. There are extended batteries available as well. Most of us just got used to putting it on to charge nightly, so it's not a big deal.

    Smartphone: The 750 is a PPC (Pocket PC), not a smartphone. As such, it has a touch screen and more robust OS than the smartphone devices.

    Apps: There are PLENTY of apps out there. Do a quick google search for "PPC freeware" and you'll see what I mean. Lot's of commercial apps too. Don't try to load smartphone software as it's not compatible.

    Internet: How important you find that is totally up to you. If your company has an exchange server, you can connect to it and get your email real-time. Hotmail also offers real-time email. Most other providers can be connected to with POP mail and polled periodically. The default browser is Pocket Internet Explorer, but you can also run Opera if you want something different. With WM6, you have full 3G HSDPA speed, which is close to broadband. WM6 also offers the ability to tether a PC to your phone and use it's internet connection to surf. Again, totally up to you.

    Tasks: Being a WM device, it's fully integrated with Outlook. So you can manage your Tasks, Email, Schedule, and Contacts from either side. There are also some nice 3rd party task management tools that are freeware, like this one: http://heavenly-st.kbib.org/

    If you decide to go Blackberry, be sure to ask about pricing plans FIRST. I'm not sure how they are today, but they used to require special Blackberry plans (in addition to the data plan) that were more expensive than standard plans.
    Treo 750 | AT&T | WM6| TREO750-2.27-RWE | FW 1.54.01.00

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    I use both a BlackBerry and a Treo all day. No comparison - the Treo 750 does everything better, except push corporate email. Which is all I use it for.

    3G is great, as well as 3rd Party apps like Agendus One, Mobile Shell, SlingPlayer, more.
    Jer 23:29
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    I really appreciate the advice so far, good stuff. I have actually never used Outlook before so I guess that will take some getting used to. I was told that there were far more Apps for the Palm OS than WM, is that true? So far I think I'm pretty sold on the 750. I really appreciate the great responses, thank you.

    I also use a Mac for my laptop and then a Windows desktop, would be it be a problem syncing between all three?
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    go for the 750. I tried the blackberry a few years through work and hated it. I have mainly owned psion series but got a 750 a couple months back through work, so far I can't really fault it. As for apps, don't worry there are more than enough to keep anybody happy, and a huge amount of them are free. I don't think I would go back to anything else now
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    Awesome thanks. I've also recently read a lot that the developement of apps for Palm OS is slowing down and WM is the "new deal" and more and more apps are being made every day.

    Any word on the syncing between Windows Desktop and Mac Laptop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lefc View Post
    I really appreciate the advice so far, good stuff. I have actually never used Outlook before so I guess that will take some getting used to. I was told that there were far more Apps for the Palm OS than WM, is that true? So far I think I'm pretty sold on the 750. I really appreciate the great responses, thank you.

    I also use a Mac for my laptop and then a Windows desktop, would be it be a problem syncing between all three?
    There probably are more apps for the Palm OS, if for no other reason than it's been around longer. Even so, there is no shortage or WM apps either.

    You would be able to sync with Windows right out of the box. The CD that comes with the device should have a copy of Outlook on it, in case you don't have Office installed.

    However, if you want to sync with the Mac, you'll have to purchase 3rd party softare called Missing Sync.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...ssingsync.html

    When you sync with a PC, you set up a relationship. The Treo can have 2 sync relationships so can play regularly with 2 different PCs. If you just need to transfer some files from another machine, you can sync as a guest for file transfer only with any machine.
    Treo 750 | AT&T | WM6| TREO750-2.27-RWE | FW 1.54.01.00

    My Treo freeware apps - http://slicktools.itrello.com
    My favorite software picks - http://slicktools.itrello.com/750-picks.html

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