View Poll Results: So how long was the Treo 800w your primary device?

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  • I purchased the Treo 800w on or before 7/14/2008 and it's still my primary mobile device.

    24 72.73%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w on or before 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 30 days.

    0 0%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w on or before 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 90 days.

    0 0%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w on or before 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 6 months.

    2 6.06%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w on or before 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 9 months.

    0 0%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w on or before 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 1 year.

    1 3.03%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w after 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 30 days.

    0 0%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w after 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 90 days.

    0 0%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w after 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 6 months.

    1 3.03%
  • I purchased the Treo 800w after 7/14/2008. It was my primary device for less than 9 months.

    5 15.15%
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  1.    #1  
    And it's been a year since the Treo 800w was released.

    I guess this poll is only as good as those who still come around these parts, but anyway. I'm wondering of those who purchased the Treo 800w on 7/14/2008, how long others used the Treo 800w as their primary mobile device. Or is anyone who purchased day 1 still using it as their primary mobile device?

    The poll also has options for you folks who purchased after 7/14/2008 . Although I'm mostly wondering about the first day buyers. Since first day buyers had the least prior information from any real world use of the device.

    Personally, I had the Treo 800w as my primary device for less than 6 months.

    If you had multiple Treo 800ws, because of needing replacements, just select the option that best represents your total time with Treo 800ws as your primary device. I had 2.

    (Specific individual user account responses to this poll are tracked and visible in the poll results.)
  2. #2  
    Bought mine August '08, got a Touch Pro February '09, in June '09 went back to the 800w b/c I sold my Touch Pro b/c it was nothing more than a toy - yes the TF3D was cool and so was the monster resolution and the form factor was nice, but somehow it lacked in function and "uniformity" which is why I'm back w/ my 800w and will stay until my Sprint contract expires August 2010 and then I'll be getting an iPhone (b/c despite what people say I REALLY want one and I've played w/ enough of them to convince myself) and leaving Sprint after nearly 10.
    ..:: ADAM ::..

    Clie UX40 --> Clie NZ90 --> Treo 650 --> Treo 700p --> Treo 800w --> HTC Touch Pro --> Treo 800w (again)
  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by typeadam View Post
    ...until my Sprint contract expires August 2010 and then I'll be getting an iPhone...
    Over a year from now, there's no telling what all the cell providers will have in their stable of devices. You never know, by August 2010 something not yet named might catch your eye .
  4. #4  
    None of the choices in the poll fit my situation. I got my 800w in August of 2008 and it is still my primary device. My first one was exchanged early on for problem receiving calls. The second one has been trouble free.

    I tend to hang on to devices for a long time as long as they fit my needs. I need to get my money's worth out of them. When I got the 800w it wasn't out of want, it was necessity as my old phone broke and Verizon would not allow a new one to be used on my account. I was able to use this forum to research the 800w before I went with it and I've been very satisfied.
    Bell Rotary --> Kyocera 6035 --> Kyocera 7135 --> Palm Treo 800w
  5.    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by NicksGarage View Post
    None of the choices in the poll fit my situation. I got my 800w in August of 2008 and it is still my primary device.
    Yea, the limitation of how many options can be in one poll sometimes leaves some options out. I'd need a whole set of options for things like:
    • Purchased after 7/14/2008 and it's still my primary devices after 3 months
    • Purchased after 7/14/2008 and it's still my primary devices after 6 months
    • Purchased after 7/14/2008 and it's still my primary devices after 9 months


    And so on like that.

    But yea, you folks who don't have a poll option can just chime in via a comment .
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    I bought around 7/17 or so, and it was my primary device for about 11 months. I'm now going back and forth with it and my Touch Pro.

    I like the screen and the radios in my Touch Pro, but I really still love the form factor and keyboard of my 800w.

    I think I was lucky and got a good 800w, because it's really been quite solid for me as my primary business mobile phone.
    Palm III -> Handspring Visor Deluxe -> Dell Axim X5 Advanced -> Dell Axim X3i -> Dell Axim X50v -> Cingular 8125 -> Sprint Palm Treo 700Wx -> ->Palm Treo 700P (my wife's but I played with it ) -> Sprint Mogul -> Treo 800w -> Touch Pro & Treo Pro.
  7. #7  
    Still on my first 800w purchased 9/1/08. Have had no major complaints and still enjoy using it.
    Palm Pilot Pro...Palm III...Treo 650...Treo 700p...Treo 800w...Palm Pre
  8. #8  
    I picked up my 800w privately since 4/09 as a replacement for a 700p. It is still my primary phone. Fortunately it has been reliable. It does one thing the 700p could never do... receive via email and print a scanned pdf IMAGE file to a bluetooth portable printer. Awesome!
  9. #9  
    I purchased either in September or October of 2008. It's still my primary device. It will be as long as it continues to stay reliable. I don't want the Pro because it looks like a child's toy and the keyboard is that horrible Centro-like one. The Pre is a slick phone, but I like WM, so that's out of the question, too. When Palm makes another Treo like the 800w, I'll look into switching, but if they continue on this trend of flash and glamour, I may have to choose another manufacturer. Don't get me wrong, the Pre is a great phone, but the GUI is just not something I'm a fan of. I prefer menus and text with a relatively empty home screen, like WM, rather than all my screens having billions of icons. The Pre is better at that than the iPhone, but it's still too much for me.
    a740 --> a900 --> Katana --> a900 --> a900m --> M1 --> a900m --> PPC6700 --> a900m--> 8400 --> a900m --> Treo 700wx --> Treo 800w
  10.    #10  
    Well happy anniversary .

    I used to think the Treo Pro keys were just like the Centro, but they're not the same although they certainly look similar. The Treo Pro keys are much harder, not gel-like as the keys on the Centro are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freak4Dell View Post
    ...but if they continue on this trend of flash and glamour, I may have to choose another manufacturer.
    An what manufacturer has not headed down the path of flash and glamour ?
  11. #11  
    I've had 4 Treo 800's from July 14, 2008 to July 29, 2009. Had lots of device in between. First 800 broke just 9 days in. Second 800 symptoms started shortly after activation so a few weeks later I bought a BB Curve. Third 800 I bought brand new hoping it would be solid but I to afraid to activate it. Instead I sold on here in the classifieds. Fourth 800 came 8 months later when I picked one up for $85. This one was amazingly pretty solid. I used it on and off with my Touch Pro for awhile when I missed the form factor. I sold it in July on sprintusers.

    The 800 is by far the worst device I've owned. Yet I just hoped it was a fluke and kept buying them in hopes a miracle would happen and it would be the best Treo ever (which many on here claimed it was). There was no miracle it simply was horrible. It had the form factor we all wanted but the quality of a Yugo.
    ATT History- From 1997-2001-> Nokia 6362->Motorola StarTac->Nokia 8260.

    Nextel History From 2001-2004-> Motorola i1000-> Motorola i90c-> Motorola i95cl-> Motorola i730->Motorola i850.

    Sprint History From 2005 - Currently->Sanyo 5500-> Sanyo 5600-> Sanyo-> 7400->Sanyo 8300->Sanyo->7500-> Sanyo 9000->Sanyo 8400->Sanyo M1->PPC-6700->Treo 700wx->PPC-6800(Mogul)-> Motorola Q9C-> Treo 800w-> Curve->Treo 800w->Touch Pro->Treo Pro> Curve "M"->HTC Hero.
  12. #12  
    The 800 was my device for 28 days. Had Three of them till I got smart. Then I dumped it for a Touch Pro.

    The 800w was the worst phone I ever owned.

  13. #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by darnell View Post
    Well happy anniversary .

    I used to think the Treo Pro keys were just like the Centro, but they're not the same although they certainly look similar. The Treo Pro keys are much harder, not gel-like as the keys on the Centro are.

    An what manufacturer has not headed down the path of flash and glamour ?
    You're so right...every manufacturer is headed in that direction. I guess I'll have to keep my 800w forever.

    I don't remember what the Pro keys feel like, but I guess it's not that bad if they aren't all gummy. However, I still think it looks like a child's toy. Something about it just doesn't seem professional enough to me. I think if anything happened to my 800w though, that's what they'd give me, and I'd have to leard to live with it.
    a740 --> a900 --> Katana --> a900 --> a900m --> M1 --> a900m --> PPC6700 --> a900m--> 8400 --> a900m --> Treo 700wx --> Treo 800w
  14. #14  
    HAve had for one year. Still using and have not applied any updates to the rom. Works very well.
    Still waiting for Hitachi to reintroduce the G1000 with a VGA screen and more memory. I still miss that crash prone beauty.
  15.    #15  
    Freak4Dell, you've got to tell me what your take is on this

    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/2624-1.htm
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    Haven't used my 800w as my primary device for a while, but my original 800w (bought the first week was sold) is now my wife's primary device.

    Seems to be holding up pretty well, too.

    I managed to get a Treo Pro as a replacement for her broken 800w (she messed-up microUSB connector) from a very cool Sprint Store manager.
    Palm III -> Handspring Visor Deluxe -> Dell Axim X5 Advanced -> Dell Axim X3i -> Dell Axim X50v -> Cingular 8125 -> Sprint Palm Treo 700Wx -> ->Palm Treo 700P (my wife's but I played with it ) -> Sprint Mogul -> Treo 800w -> Touch Pro & Treo Pro.
  17. #17  
    This is an old thread.

    I actually still have a Treo 800. Its not my primary device. I bust it out on occasion because I like the keyboard. Much better than the Treo Pro keyboard. An 800 keyboard on a Treo Pro would be such a sweet device.
    ATT History- From 1997-2001-> Nokia 6362->Motorola StarTac->Nokia 8260.

    Nextel History From 2001-2004-> Motorola i1000-> Motorola i90c-> Motorola i95cl-> Motorola i730->Motorola i850.

    Sprint History From 2005 - Currently->Sanyo 5500-> Sanyo 5600-> Sanyo-> 7400->Sanyo 8300->Sanyo->7500-> Sanyo 9000->Sanyo 8400->Sanyo M1->PPC-6700->Treo 700wx->PPC-6800(Mogul)-> Motorola Q9C-> Treo 800w-> Curve->Treo 800w->Touch Pro->Treo Pro> Curve "M"->HTC Hero.
  18. #18  
    Mine was purchased by my employer, at the time, to replace the 755 because the company changed to MS Outlook.

    I'm still using it because my former company is still paying for it. I was laid off last June and my severance ended on September 30th. I expected the phone to go dead on October 1st but it's still working.

    I don't like the phone, never have. It eats batteries and doesn't have much in the way of accessories. The micro USB connector for audio out is especially problematic.

    I'm forever having to re-boot the phone by removing and reinserting the battery.

    All in all it's a POS. But as long as it's free, I'll continue to use it.

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