|Palm Treo Pro Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, MicroSD - U.S. Version with Warranty (Black)
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The unlocked Treo Pro smartphone by Palm is thoughtfully designed for people who define their workday the way they see fit. Respond to business and personal email, stay on top of appointments and contacts, and use Wi-Fi or GPS when you're out and about. Then watch a video on YouTube, catch up with news and sports on the web, or listen to a few songs. It helps balance your active mobile lifestyle.
The full QWERTY keyboard and large color Touchscreen make the Treo Pro simply effortless to use. Speaking of uncomplicated, you'll love the design. It's thin and elegant, but still packs plenty of battery power for a life on the go. Search for the nearest cafe using GPS and arrive easily thanks to turn-by-turn directions on your touchscreen. Just press a button and you'll be online faster than you can say double non-fat latte. The instant-on Wi-Fi button lets you join a local Wi-Fi network quickly and easily. The 320x320 TFT color touchscreen brings your photos and videos to life. Add a pair of headphones, and you've got an entertainment center to go. Do a quick web search by typing directly on the Today screen. You'll get your answers without having to locate and launch another application. Palm makes it quick and easy to silence your phone for meetings just by sliding the ringer switch. No menus, no scrolling, no worries. Outlook email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support World phone with UMTS/HSDPA speeds High-capacity, removable 1500-mAh battery GPS for navigation, turn-by-turn directions, and local search Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile for contacts, calendar, and to-do's Edit native Microsoft Word and Excel documents Open and view PowerPoint, PDF, and ZIP files Use Internet Explorer Mobile to search the web fast Functions as a high-speed modem for your laptop Personal email including Hotmail, Yahoo!, and Gmail Chat-style view for SMS and MMS Windows Media Player Mobile
A great choice for business road warriors who want to stay on top of both their professional and personal lives, the Palm Treo Pro features a new, streamlined design and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system. Packed with a wide range of connectivity options, you'll be able to access email and documents via tri-mode 3G reception and Wi-Fi as well as navigate to new destinations with the built-in GPS mapping. And with the power of the updated Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, you'll stay easily connected to your business and personal data on the go with support for a wide variety of email accounts as well as the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents.
Like its predecessors in the Treo line, the Treo Pro sports a brightly colorful touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard. It's also loaded with 100 MB of user accessible memory, MicroSD memory expansion (supporting MicroSDHC media up to 32 GB), a 2-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth connectivity for communication headsets and stereo music streaming, digital audio and video player, and up to 5 hours of talk time.
The streamlined Palm Treo Pro runs the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system and includes integrated Wi-Fi and GPS.
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz). It also offers tri-band 3G connectivity (850/1900/2100 MHz), which makes it compatible with UMTS/HSDPA 3G networks in both the United States and in international territories. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider. This phone comes with a one-year warranty from a third party provider.
The Treo Pro smartphone, based on the popular Windows Mobile platform, offers a number of enhancements to help you optimize your cellular and organizational life. The screen saver lets you know at a glance what time it is and whethere you have any new SMS/MMS messages, the center button flashes when you receive a new voicemail, and you can perform web searches directly from the Today screen (which collects your appointments and tasks for the day). In addition to dedicated email and calendar buttons, the large color touchscreen (320 x 320 pixels, 65K colors) gives you one more way to access the applications you use most--just tap the screen to navigate without scrolling through menus.
With the integrated GPS receiver, you can search for the nearest coffee or copy shop and get turn-by-turn directions displayed on the screen (additional charges may be applicable). With the Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, and 801.1x authentication), you can seamlessly connect to your company's wireless network as well as access the Internet and download important documents at Wi-Fi hotspots during your travels. The instant-on Wi-Fi button lets you join a local Wi-Fi network, whether you're in a hotel lobby or an airport, a conference room or a cafe.
Enjoy your favorite tunes and videos on the go, and store them on optional MicroSD memory cards.
Carry your calendar, contacts, tasks and notes, so you're prepared and organized wherever you go. You can sync with Outlook, accept meeting invites, look up people in your company's directory, or set an Out of Office email reply when you're away from your computer. Stay on top of your latest Outlook email on your touchscreen thanks to Microsoft Direct Push Technology. You can also access your Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo! mail accounts and view graphics and links in HTML email.
This phone provides Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity, and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, audio/video remote control, and printing. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can also use the Treo Pro as a modem for your PC using Bluetooth to connect to 3G connectivity.
Other features include:
- With Internet Explorer Mobile, you can access your company data in seconds, check the latest news or sports scores, and stream audio or video without annoying pauses and delays.
- Boost productivity by adding an expense tracker, shopping list, or any of the other applications made for the Windows Mobile Professional platform.
- Use Windows Media Player Mobile to listen to music or podcasts on the train to work as well as watch video.
- Chat-style messaging lets you keep track of the entire conversation.
- 2-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and video capture
- MicroUSB 2.0 for synchronizing with PC and charging
- Digital audio: MP3, WMA, AAC formats supported
- 3.5mm stereo headset jack
- Memory: 256 MB (100 MB user available), 128 MB RAM
Lower Costs, Increased Productivity
With Treo Pro, businesses can quickly and easily deploy a secure, low-cost and compatible infrastructure for their mobile workforce by taking advantage of a tightly integrated Palm and Windows Mobile 6.1 solution, including:
- Microsoft Direct Push Technology -- Direct connection to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or 2007 gives users up-to-date email, contacts and calendars.
- Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 -- With the deployment of Mobile Device Manager, the Treo Pro can deliver increased security, easier smartphone management, and access to information on the corporate network. IT professionals can confidently manage large Treo Pro deployments.
- Thousands of applications available for Windows Mobile -- Businesses can extend mobility beyond email to optimize business processes.
- Support and training -- Palm shortcuts make Treo Pro so easy to use, businesses can spend less on training and support for their users. End-to-end enterprise support means companies can expand the scope of their mobile deployments without putting a strain on internal support personnel.
- Familiar Windows experience -- Users can browse the web with built-in Internet Explorer Mobile; open, view, and edit Word and Excel compatible files; review PowerPoint presentations and PDF files; and open ZIP files remotely.
ActiveSync; Adobe Reader LE; Bluetooth; Bubble Breaker; Calculator; Calendar; Communications Manager; Contacts; File Explorer; Get WorldMate; GoogleMaps; Internet Explorer Mobile; Messaging; Microsoft Office Mobile including Excel Mobile, OneNote Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and Word Mobile; My Treo; Notes; Pics & Videos; QuickGPS; Quick Tour; SIM Manager; Solitaire; Sprite Backup; Streaming Media; Tasks; Telenav; Voice Command; Windows Live; Windows Live Messenger; Windows Media Player Mobile
The Palm Treo Pro weighs 4.69 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.36 x 0.53 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 850/1900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3G frequencies.
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1
Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.1 offers a number of handy features that make searching through email, editing Microsoft Office documents, and staying on top of your most important communications even easier. Emails can now be viewed in their original rich HTML format and now offer the ability to visit embedded links. It also includes Windows Live for Windows Mobile, which provides a full set of Windows Live services, such as the Windows Live Messenger IM application, which now enables you to chat with more than one person at one time or send a file.
With Windows Mobile 6.1, your phone will finally be able to emulate the power and features of your PC's Microsoft Office suite. You'll be able to neatly view, navigate and edit Word documents and Excel spreadsheets in their original formatting--without affecting tables, images or text--as well as view PowerPoint presentations.
- Microsoft Office Word Mobile features include spell-check, Find and Replace commands, bulleted lists, text formatting, and support for tables for the first time.
- With Excel Mobile, you're not just confined to editing charts: with the new Chart Wizard you can create charts quickly and easily.
- PowerPoint Mobile allows you to view the full presentation, rehearse timings, check the order and any live links you may have in your presentation. You can then email comments back to the team or communicate via MSN Messenger for an immediate response.
- After creating or editing a Word document or Excel spreadsheet, you can synchronize it with your PC and it will automatically be converted to the PC version.
All Windows Mobile 6.1 powered devices include Direct Push Technology for up-to-date e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars, tasks and contacts through Microsoft Exchange Server. It also offers a set of important device security and management features that include the capability to remotely wipe all data from a device should it be lost or stolen, helping ensure that confidential information remains that way.
What's in the Box
Handset, battery, travel charger, USB cable, 3.5mm stereo headset, getting started guide
- This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
- Quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and US & International 3G compatibility via 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA plus GPRS/EDGE data capabilities
- Sreamlined smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.1 for access to push email, full QWERTY keyboard, large color touchscreen
- Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g), GPS for turn-by-turn navigation, 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for handsfree communication and stereo music streaming
- Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time
- Well put together, responsive, good phone.
I've been using windows mobile phones for the last four years, for work related purposes. When my HTC Excalibur flaked out on me last month, I checked around and waited for this to come out. I've been using it for a few days, but so far I'm extremely happy with the experience.
The touchscreen/thumb keyboard combo with no sliding bits or bulky moving parts was the selling point for me. I use email and IM on my phones constantly, it's important that it works and is usable. I'm happy to report that this phone does it well. The built in GPS works (ships with Google Maps loaded, but I generally prefer the Live Search application for Windows Mobile). The touch screen generally improves over the basic smartphone experience, as being able to click a link with the stylus is much nicer than navigating with buttons.
As speed and memory goes, so far they've been ample, and it's noticeably snappier than other devices I've used recently. I'm planning to use a MicroSD card to get a bit more space, but I do that with every phone. The camera is decent, but nothing spectacular. I do like the camera software on this phone better than the software on the HTC phones.
Very minor features I do like:
- Time on screen when the backlight is off.
- Hardware switch to silent mode
- My Treo link to mobile-friendly information about the device in the start menu
- And of course, comes GSM unlocked. No carriers loading or unloading software before you get the device, things work like a charm out of the box.
Very minor annoyances:
- Everything else uses mini USB to charge, it would have been nice if Palm did too. This uses a proprietary end on a USB cable.
- It's glossy, and black, but also very smooth. At times feels very slippery, and opening the case to get to the battery can be a pain.
- Camera button is not as responsive as I'd like for starting the camera app. Seems fine for taking pictures.
Overall, very high marks :)...more info
- Huge disappointment!
I have had this phone for about a month now, and i can say it was a huge disappointment! I bought this phone through Dell and only paid about $270.00, so at the time i thought i was getting a really sweet deal,I should have taken the youtube reviews more serious...
I will start with some of the good things first.
The design is very nice and professional, things are kinda compact in size, but for what it attempts to do, is built into a very slim package. the phone also feels very high quality and lite.
phone calls and speaker were always superb.
The camera is neat! it takes very nice pictures, records video, and can even do panoramic pics.
The battery life is extremely good for a smart phone.
here is where things come crashing down...
first, there is no off button, serious. you can turn off the screen, turn off wifi, BT, but you can NOT shut off the phone without taking out the battery, so if some app gets stuck or you need to reset to your network, you will have to take the thing apart to accomplish this. dont believe me? google PALM's answer for not including an off button.
second, the wifi support is lousy, I would establish a link to my home wifi and my work wifi connections, only to have to reset them every other week because the phone would forget to use them as default.
the media player on it sucks! it will play video, mp3. BUT, i found that trying to listen to music on it, tracks would constantly stutter. and forget about using the stereo bluetooth. I had a really difficult time trying to figure out if the stuttering was caused by the headset or the phone only to discover, for some reason, if you shut off the screen while media player is going, tracks will start stuttering, which basically meant, i had to leave it pluggged in with the screen on to listen to music...
the final issue i had, was with email. I would go through the process of setting up a pop email account ('gmail', 'work'). things would look good for a couple of days, or even a week, and then all of a sudden I would get error messages indicating 'sent messages could not be sent' or something similar. the email accounts would completely stop working, and the only way to alleviate the issue i could come across was to delete the accounts on the phone and go through the whole process of setting up the accounts all over again.
i'm pretty sure a lot of these issues are caused by the fact that it uses 'win mobile'. that seems to be the popular answer. but i would have liked things to have been tested and worked right out of the box. and not have to be a network admin to set up basic wifi......more info
- pleasantly surprised
I am a surgeon that used the windows pda for reference. I also have handbase databases for billing. My three year old dell was becoming unreliable. i purchased this phone with trepidation as my girlfriend had lots of problems with her treo. I have been pleasantly surprised. I tried the Nokia E71. Voice quality was poor and often I had to use a different phone as reception was too poor. Their was a lot of other problems with the Nokia and I was surprised how much the phone sucked as the reviews were quite impressive for the phone. I tried contacting Amazon to return the phone but they didn't get back to me and I missed the 30 day deadline.
The Treo Pro was a pleasant surprise. Great sound quality- it actually works well as a phone. Voice recognition works great- much better than the Nokia- which was useless. Speakerphone works great and quality is same. WM 6.1 is a nice system. Have really liked it so far. The only thing screwy is Tasks. I won't show just active tasks. It also shows future tasks which really makes it useless if you want something to pop up in a month to remind you to give the heartworm to the dog. WM 5.0 did it right. Why they went backwards on this is beyond me. I guess it IS windows. Thankfully, buy a third party application and its fixed.
Screen is nice and readable for the size. I like the keyboard on the Nokia better, but this one is still ok plus i can use a stylus if I get tired of typing.
It works well with 3G. Seems almost as fast as my dsl at home. Can plug the phone into my computer and use it as a wireless modem. The camera does not have a flash and is not as many MP as the Nokia, but the picture is actually better.
The phone is very intuitive. I wanted a phone and pda combo that was reliable and this is it.
Thought about an iphone. But this keyboard is easier to enter data than the screen on the iphone and I can do more with it. I might get an ipod touch for the apps and music but for a phone, this is more useful. At least for me.
Battery life 2 days. I charge nightly. I am not a heavy user of internet at work. I have it set up to conserve battery life. I keep a sync cable in my bag and can charge it with any usb port (nice). This phone has been a useful tool and I am really liking it.
Cons. hard to read pdf articles on the phone. The screen is small but this is not a con, it is jsut the way it is- can't have a giant screen on a compact phone. That said- NICE resolution on the screen. keyboard not as nice as nokia (that is the only thing better on the nokia). that is about it.
I am keeping this one....more info
- Worst phone I ever had
This phone broke 2 months after purchase. I am strugling to have this phone fixed and Palm is making this really hard. This is my 4th Treo, I started with a 650 that was great and then I had the 680 and 750 that was not so good. Now I have this Treo Pro, and I'm beginning to believe that Pro stands for problems. I would not recommend this product. My advice: Stay away from Palm service....more info
- Slowwww Processor
Ive owned this phone for a few months now and can conclude that it is severely under-powered. When writing text messages, I type faster than the phone, further many words are left missing or misspelled. The phone is super slow.
Other than the text messaging problem, the phone is very sleek and WM6 is pretty reliable. The phone also comes with a built-in backup software that will backup your contacts/calendar to an SD card (if you have one installed).
I previously used the Palm Treo 750W (wM5) and would recommend purchasing that ($199 from Amazon) over the $400 Palm Treo Pro. It does everything the Pro can do, with the exception of WiFi....more info
- Poor design makes this phone a non-starter
I have been a very loyal palm treo user for years. So I was really excited when I first heard about the Treo Pro. Pre-ordered it. When it arrived, I could not get the back cover off. Asked my big strong husband. Asked my big strong kids. No go. Had to return it. I hope next version puts some skids on the back cover to solve this problem. Oh well. I'm now waiting for the Blackberry Storm to come out. ...more info
- Quality Issues and Windows Mobile is still problematic
I was switched from a Blackberry to the Palm Treo Pro by my organization, so I'm a pretty captive audience. Two weeks in, I'm on my third one (replaced twice). The inconsistency in quality is very frustrating. I suspect that many of the issues are Windows Mobile, but I have to rate the entire package - they don't offer it with anything else.
- Form factor is nice.
- WiFi works well (but drains battery).
- Battery life - will not last longer than a day if you do anything with the phone.
- Quality - As I said, I'm on my third one. Different problems each time.
- Finish - shiny black should look cool, but it picks up fingerprints, dirt, etc and looks like you ate lunch off of it after 15 minutes. (can't blame this just on me - 50 other people using this model have the same result). I purchased a case that reduced this.
- Windows Mobile - It is beyond me that this still is still being released as a phone os. I used it 4 years ago and it was very painful. I mistakenly hoped that 4 years of customer feedback and testing would have improved it. Nothing has changed!
- Now power off or soft reset - I have to remove my batter once a day to reset the phone back to working condition.
When you're on a call the "text message", "missed call" and "voice mail" notifications go off at full volume in your ear. Ouch.
Windows Mobile "ok" key is sometimes "ok" and sometimes "cancel" and sometimes "save" and it's not really obvious.
You cannot reprogram many of the external buttons by default (I'm not sure if a third party app will do it). Other windows mobile phones have a key for voice dialing, or allow you to hold down the Send key to activate it. This one has not such key, and you can't program the Send+Hold, or the Camera or the WiFi keys, so no obvious solution there.
The first phone I got wouldn't hang up. Not with the End button, not with the soft button, nothing! I had to take out the battery to hang up.
The second one started "losing" contacts randomly, even though the Phone History would still have information showing. Eventually the phone froze up. After removing the battery, the phone radio was out, so I could no longer place calls. (I couldn't open Contacts or other things). Could be windows mobile memory corruption. I had to remove my Blackberry battery twice in two years. I've done it 18 times with this phone in two weeks. And even that won't fix the problems.
The third phone I now have is having random software issues. Setting will not stay and it will not allow me to install any software. It says things install (simple things like a ebook reader), but they don't show up (but memory has been taken up).
Boy, oh boy... I miss the Blackberry (8830) trackball. That's the only way to navigate!! ...more info
- First time disappointed with Palm
I have been a loyal Palm customer for several years. I was upgrading from a Treo 680 and was excited to buy the Palm Treo Pro. After loading my data, the smart phone would not work because it ran out of internal memory. I think WinMob, along with my contacts and calendar, took up too much space. It is ridiculous for a phone to run out of space the very first day I tried to use it. I had the phone less than a day. I had to go to the AT&T store that day to buy a new non-Palm phone and return my Palm Treo Pro. I bought the unlocked version so it was very disappointing to spend that much money on a product that did not work. I hope the Palm Pre is worth the wait because that is now what I have my heart set on. I have to say that Amazon.com processed the return very quickly with no problems. I received a credit within the week. Thank you Amazon.com....more info
- AWESOME...BUY THIS NOW!!
This phone TOTALLY rocks!! I have been JONESING for a palm windows upgrade for over 2 years....Ever since I got my 700wx, (I briefly tried the dismally disappointing 800w...ugh..)
I have been dying for full threaded texting and pic sms....of course there are hacks for this and I did them, but there is nothing like native support for these features. Well THIS phone has it ALL!! Full support for threaded texting, pics, video over sms..you name it. Also got a messaging app with AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live/Messenger!! So I dont have to shell out another $40 for IM+ application!! AWESOME!! FINALLY sprint catches up with the rest of the world....not too mention getting Office Mobile.
My only tiny tiny gripes are that they moved some of the familiar soft buttons around...I was used to having the "menu" on the right bottom of the screen and when you select a picture to have as your today background,(I have my favorite pic of my daughter and I that I always use) it seems to re-position it somehow....keyboard seems a bit more cramped...the familiar "delete" button for my email is now another keystroke away...but hey...these are small complaints for a phone that otherwise is a great product.
Form factor is great, and it doesnt feel as "bulky" and awkward as the 700wx felt.
at any rate, there you have my 2 cents. it kicks ARSE over the "iPhone"...sorry, but I need the tactile response of an actual KEYBOARD......more info
- Best Palm Treo yet
I ordered this smartphone (for me it is a PDA which happens to also have a phone) without seeing it, based on the specs, because it offered what I needed. I now have it, and it is perfect. The same ease of Palm PDA, but a smaller, sleeker, easier-to-carry device. I needed an all-in-one gadget. That's what I got. I am a big fan of Palm OS, which was the only fear I had about this purchase. The change to Windows Mobile was fine, and WiFi downloading direct to the phone means no second step of syncing to get programs, books, etc. onto the phone....more info
- Excellent product, but Amazon sent a defective unit.
The product is great.
Shame on Amazon that they don't test the products before sending them. They sent me a defective unit which reboots itself when I'm making a phone call. Now I have to send it back so they send me a replacement but it makes item much more expensive because I'm outside of US and have to pay to send the defective item back to US and to hace the replacement sent to me to my country.
Bottom line: Amazon should test their products before sending them....more info
- Second Smart Phone and I like it
I have had this phone for almost two weeks now. I breifly had the palm 700wx so i only have little to compare to but I think I know some of the subtle yet very useful differences. Here are the pros:
1) it's very simple to turn on/off the wifi, bluetooth, and phone antenna in order to save battery life which i really like
2) from using the palm treo 700wx, i hated how the touch screen was still active while on a phone call. i would have to hold the phone away from my face in order to avoid clicking all sorts of things i didn't want to click. this phone automatically locks the touch screen while on a call and you can only unlock it using the directional button which was a major plus for me.
3) The button on the side can be changed to whatever you want it to open. the 700wx i was told could only be the camera.
the cons (why it's only four stars)
1) the volume is low unless you activate speaker phone. it sounds like even when not on speaker that the voices are coming from the back of the phone
2) i'm not a fan of how the text messaging is set up. i want to open one message at a time to view and then be able to hit respond. if i click on a text it opens it to another screen which doesn't have a reply button until i click back and then the "conversation" is highlighted. this is the other thing i don't like. it will save every message you have with the same number into one "conversation".
3) it comes with no accessories at all. i originally got a blackberry curve (sent back because it wasn't compatible with my plan which i wasn't told when i ordered) which came with earphones, a holster, the usb charger, a cd, and something else. this only came with the usb charger and a plug for the wall. i felt they should have included at least a holster.
4) the provided manual is pathetic. it's basically a ten page pamphlet. if you want any depth on the functions of the phone, you have to go online
5) creating a voice recording is more difficult than it should be. you have to open a program and go through menus in a program just to start one. i want to be able to click program>voice recording and have the app open
although the cons outnumber the pros, my cons are only minor and pretty specific to what i was looking for. other people may not feel the same way. overall i really like the phone....more info