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    So I'm getting ready, here in a week, to go sign up for a cellphone plan and I'm trying to decide on the Moto Q 9c and the Treo 800w. I was all set on the Moto Q 9c till I started reading rewiews on the Treo 800w. The things that I like about the Treo over the Moto are:

    1 - Touch Screen - seems like there would be more applications out there with the touch screen functionality and it would be easier to access applications and what not.
    2 - Faster Processor - I'm hearing a lot that its snappier than the Moto Q 9c.
    3 - Smaller Form Factor - It's smaller so it fits into my pocket easier.

    Here's what I'll be doing with which ever one I get:
    1 - Watching SprintTV occasionally when I'm bored.
    2 - Putting music on it, listening to it, if not then I'll just use my Zune for that (depends on ear-phones/bt headphones).
    3 - Downloading and playing games, using other applications such as business ones, maybe some development items, etc.
    4 - Texting/Instant Messaging - Won't be calling as much as I'll be texting, but even the texting is going to be on a minimal basis.
    5 - Using it to its full potential for personal/business related items - contacts, tasks, meetings, etc. etc. etc.
    6 - I'm always on the go, I'm not too worried about battery charge, but I am constantly on the go, but will have my charger(s) with me at all times.

    So with that said, what one do you think would be better. I know you guys will probably say 800w since this is an 800w forum board, but still, just if you could give me an insight that'd be great.

    Thanks!
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    Dunno about better, as I've never used a Q. But I do all of the things you've listed above, and have had no issues. It's quite fast, and is no trouble at all.
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    I think it'll handle everything that you are wanting to do. However, you might want to do a quick comparison in a Sprint store first because next Sunday, 3/15 the Treo Pro will be released and it is something of an upgrade to the 800w.
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    Have you look at the Pro?

    The Q is way way too big.

    It is soo big and flat.

    I would go with 800w or Pro cause if you do touchscreen, you can add more applications.

    Smartphone is kinda water down.
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    You will likely get all sorts of opinions based upon personal preference, but I'd echo that you should look at both the Pro and the 800w. While there are smaller differences, on a day-to-day basis it'll come down to whether you prefer the 800w's keyboard enough to have a slightly larger phone.
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    Slooksterpsv, you like the 800w over the Moto Q 9C because of touch screen, faster processor and form factor. Given these are the devices you're considering I guess a front facing keyboard design is what you really prefer. If you wait till 3/15, the Sprint Treo Pro will be released then. It has a faster processor than the 800w, same touch screen but it's flush instead of recessed and a nice form factor. I'd recommend you get a full slim body protector for it such as BodyGuardz. See the comparison on Palm's site.

    The Treo Pro has a longer rated talk time, that means more battery life. The built in 3.5mm headset jack on the Treo Pro will allow you to use wired headphones with it easily. The 800w has no 3.5mm wired headset jack, you can't even get a wired adapter for 3.5mm headset access unless you make your own. (I don't know how you feel about having to splice wires and do soldering just to have a wired 3.5mm headset jack.) The 800w has BT options for audio and the Jabra BT3030 can be used with the 800w for a BT 3.5mm headset option, but the audio quality is inferior and having to buy the BT3030 the cost of owning an 800w goes up $30-$50. (Plus you'd have an additional piece of hardware you'd have to lug around.) Also, the 800w has a defect when using BT headsets for calls, that it always defaults to a lower volume than you might have set it to earlier. No Treo Pro has been known to have that issue, so it's unlikely the Sprint Treo Pro has that problem.

    You mentioned you're always on the go, but didn't mention that you'll use GPS at all. If you do have plans for GPS, the Treo Pro has true stand alone GPS and assisted GPS. The 800w only has assisted GPS. Meaning the 800w's GPS can only start in compatible cell signal range, while the Treo Pro GPS can work with or without a cell signal.

    Given your desire to play games, the 320 X 320 screen might be an issue for you. Both the 800w and Treo Pro have that screen resolution. There are many applications that don't look as good as they should at that resolution. There are hacks to give the Treo 800w or Pro a pseudo-VGA resolution.
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    Another vote for bailing on the Q9C. I had one for over a year. It's just a bulky brick. The Treo Pro or 800 is what I'd look at and the Pro would be the hands down winner. If the battery was at least tolerable and the earpiece a little better I'd say get the 800 since it's cheap. However These two items are major issues and should not be ignored due to price. Take it from many of us who've had 800's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VibrantRedGT View Post
    If the battery was at least tolerable and the earpiece a little better I'd say get the 800 since it's cheap.
    With all the discounts, the price difference between the 800w and Pro will be $100. To me, for what the Pro has the additional $100 still makes the Sprint Treo Pro $199 contract price almost a steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slooksterpsv View Post
    So I'm getting ready, here in a week, to go sign up for a cellphone plan and I'm trying to decide on the Moto Q 9c and the Treo 800w. I was all set on the Moto Q 9c till I started reading rewiews on the Treo 800w. The things that I like about the Treo over the Moto are:

    1 - Touch Screen - seems like there would be more applications out there with the touch screen functionality and it would be easier to access applications and what not.
    2 - Faster Processor - I'm hearing a lot that its snappier than the Moto Q 9c.
    3 - Smaller Form Factor - It's smaller so it fits into my pocket easier.

    Here's what I'll be doing with which ever one I get:
    1 - Watching SprintTV occasionally when I'm bored.
    2 - Putting music on it, listening to it, if not then I'll just use my Zune for that (depends on ear-phones/bt headphones).
    3 - Downloading and playing games, using other applications such as business ones, maybe some development items, etc.
    4 - Texting/Instant Messaging - Won't be calling as much as I'll be texting, but even the texting is going to be on a minimal basis.
    5 - Using it to its full potential for personal/business related items - contacts, tasks, meetings, etc. etc. etc.
    6 - I'm always on the go, I'm not too worried about battery charge, but I am constantly on the go, but will have my charger(s) with me at all times.

    So with that said, what one do you think would be better. I know you guys will probably say 800w since this is an 800w forum board, but still, just if you could give me an insight that'd be great.

    Thanks!

    I'd vote q9c... I've owned a 800w...

    800 has terrible battery life. Reception on the q9c is the best... talking and clarity... can't be beat...

    I would not wish a 800 on anyone... it is really terrible... don't waste your time.

    The Treo pro will be out soon... that might be worth a look. Even I'm considering taking a look at that device... only issue is that I'm not sure about the small screen... but whatever... you may want to look at the htc pro that so many lousers on here rant on about. lol

    At the end though, it depends on what you need... good overall phone, then the q9c.... but I've not found anything I can't do with the q9c... and I owned a 700wx before that... I don't miss the touchscreen.... that much.. lol
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    IMO wait till 3/15 and try out a Treo Pro and compare it to the Q and the 800w. I've never tried the Moto but have heard decent thing about it. The 800 if you don't mind doing some fine tuning out of the box is a steal for the price and the Pro is suppose to be an improvement over 800 but has a very different keyboard. Keep in mind you also have the option to return whatever phone you decide to get within 30 days without question if you don't like it and try another.
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    Why is that the Q and Blackjack size are so big?

    Look how thin compared to the Pro or even the 800w.

    I think HTC can help them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chong67 View Post
    Why is that the Q and Blackjack size are so big?

    Look how thin compared to the Pro or even the 800w.

    I think HTC can help them.
    The Q is a great size for a phone.... it is very thin... even with the hump... but what most don't want to mention is to get similar battery life in the 800w, you need a VERY large battery.... makes the 800 look like a brick... and feel like one as well....

    I can't wait to see the battery life in the ppro and pre....

    I don't hear much about battery life in the htc pro... with the exception that someone said battery life was not much better than the 800... but I can't confirm...
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    Another for the Q9c. The Q9c sound quality & phone part is a lot better then the 800w plus it has the best Qwerty keyboard I've ever used IMO. I don't think the Q9c is that much bigger then the 800w (see link below). Also you can get a slim battery and a battery door for cheap on ebay. That takes away the hump if that bothers ya. The only issue I had with the Q9c is dust but Sprint will clean it out and I don't think it happens to all of them. I've tried almost every Sprint pda at least 2x I finally decided I needed a break from Windows Mobile. I did get a nice monthly discount on my Blackberry plan so that helped with my decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darnell View Post
    Also, the 800w has a defect when using BT headsets for calls, that it always defaults to a lower volume than you might have set it to earlier.
    Not to mention that at least with my Plantronics BT, it connects to my BT instantly for outgoing calls. On incoming calls, however, my BT beeps as if it's taking the call and then defaults back to the headset, forcing me to go MENU-->CONNECT BT on every call. At least my fiance is getting used to the "Hold on, hold on, I'm trying to connect...", shouted at the phone's mic while I'm going into the connection menu.

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