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Treo 755p reviewThe Treo 755p is the latest Treo smartphone from Palm and the first new model released in 2007. The Treo 755p essentially combines the software and features of the Treo 700p with the slimmer, antenna-less 680/750 form-factor. The 755p aims to take its place as the new flagship Palm OS Treo, sporting 3G wireless speeds with a lighter form factor and more attractive case design. It premiers first on the Sprint Network in the US, with Verizon expected to eventually offer it as well.

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Treo 700p patch - here you are

Tamog @ 5/16/2007 2:45:37 AM # Q
Hi Guys,
and here is our Treo 700p patch...

Wonder how many customers will update to this machine from the 700p out of pure frustration.

BTW, Palm already tested the "hidden LED" on the Treo 680. Look at the LED from an angle...

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RE: Treo 700p patch - here you are
freakout @ 5/16/2007 4:14:56 AM # Q
I know I'm probably in the minority on this one, but I prefer the 680's LED behaviour. The 650's in-your-face constant bright blinking bugged the crap out of me. A seriously annoying driving distraction that also made it difficult to sleep. Good riddance!

What would be nice, though, would be having LED options in Prefs, so you could pick your own behaviours. It would be nice if it blinked/shined when I had a text message. Apparently Palm altered the 680's software that the LED is no longer easily accessed by devs, which is odd.

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Is it?

achitnis @ 5/16/2007 4:58:20 AM # Q
Is this the device referred to as Sherlock?

Or is that another device coming RSN?

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Debating 650 User

ggeoffre @ 5/16/2007 9:22:53 PM # Q
Given everything that I can do already with the software that I have on my 650, I am finding it hard to justify the upgrade from the 650 to the 755. The 650 is a very capable device. Googlemaps, SplashBlog, GeoNiche, TomTom, TreoTwit, IM+, Quicknews, Quickipedia, the list goes on and on. My Treo 650 is a very capable little device that can run an amazing assortment of software. With ZLauncher, I have come to manage my applications on my SD memory card and stay under the 32MB boundary with slight aggravation. I like the plan that I have with Sprint today, which includes the occasional DUN remote access at less than acceptable speeds. So here is how I see the upgrade debate:

1. Increased memory from about 22MB to 60MB usable RAM, so not by very much, and I will have to upgrade from SD to miniSD at a cost.
2. Higher Resolution Camera, yup, its a better camera alright.
3. Increased Network Speed, but again at a cots, I will likely have to re-negotiate my plan, and likely loose anytime minutes in order to gain high speed DUN still at an increased monthly cost (the plan I have now is no longer available, and is a sweet plan)
4. Slightly improved form factor, once again at a cost, I will have to replace my case (a very nice case too), an I may end up loosing the ability to use the extended life battery as well and the replacement back panel that currently provides convenient access to the reset button through a little opening.

So bottom line is am I willing to play in the neighborhood of $5-600 for replacing my phone, accessories, case, memory cards etc. for an additional 38MB of usable RAM, higher resolution camera, faster network access (again likely at a higher monthly cost), and a slightly improved form factor? Especially when the bottom line is that the Treo 755 will not be any more capable than my existing 650 with all of the software that I already own.

RE: Debating 650 User
razorpit @ 5/16/2007 9:50:55 PM # Q
Right there with you buddy... I think if they would have done something as simple as making the headset jack a standard 1/8" headphone I would be easier to justify it. I think right now if my 650 were to die I would replace it with this but I don't think I would buy one "just because".


RE: Debating 650 User
ggeoffre @ 5/19/2007 4:02:01 PM # Q
The other reality that I am now facing is that once my Treo is EOL, it is no longer a useful PDA either. I doubt seriously that I will continue to use my Treo 650 after replacing it with the likes of another Treo. This is not the case with other palm units that I have in my possession. My old Tungsten|T serves as a great GPS device (coupled with my Bluetooth GPS receiver), a decent backup remote control for any stereo in the house, portable game player, anything really, and even my old Palm V serves a s a good 'family' telephone book. PDAs can serve useful purposes as secondary units. But what about old cell phones, I have a box of old cell phones that basically become toys for babied to play with the first day i stop using them. It just does not feel like it is time to EOL my Treo 650. The processor is just as fast as any replacement unit available, and the pros of upgrading just are not that strong. There is nothing that I will be enabled to do with a Treo 755p that I cannot already do with a Treo 650. This is the first PDA upgrade decision that I have placed myself within where there are no real added capabilities waiting for me on the "greener side" of the decision.

RE: Debating 650 User
JohnCase3 @ 6/10/2007 5:30:38 PM # Q
I have a different problem with my 650 that is forcing me to upgrade. It is on GSM, and between T-Mo and AT&T there is no way to get data for a reasonable (IMHO) price, particularly since I only use a few minutes a month of phone. Sprint SERO is a very low cost plan that provides unlimited text and data at no extra charge. The phone will pay for itself in 3 months over what an equivalent plan would cost on Verizon or AT&T, and EVDO will be an upgrade over anything Treo on GSM. So even though it may not be a great technological upgrade, it's can be a great value upgrade for those who are tired of being ripped-off for data. I hope this is not too off-topic, but the carrier is this phone's best advantage.

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Remember the days

Colormeweb @ 5/16/2007 11:50:10 PM # Q
Remember the days where there would be over 100 posts within a few hours of a new device review. Hope Palm can pull something off with Linux soon.

RE: Remember the days
twrock @ 5/17/2007 12:15:03 AM # Q
I was thinking that exact same thing. Seems that the people who see no reason to upgrade from their 650 might be right. There's not enough new here to peak one's interest.

Come on Palm, offer me tha

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RE: Remember the days
twrock @ 5/17/2007 12:17:41 AM # Q

Come on Palm, offer me that TX with a cell radio or some kind of interesting folding form factor and maybe I'll get all excited. You guys really do seem stuck with a one trick pony.

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RE: Remember the days
drw @ 5/17/2007 12:31:25 AM # Q
Yea, how many days in a row can you reheat and eat the same enchiladas and re-microwave the same fiesta rice?

They may offer this as a new product, and many will have to buy it because there are no alternatives, but that don't make it right. Look at toothpaste. It's constantly being improved. Get the toothpaste guys/gals to go work at Palm because no one at Palm has vision anymore.

I don't know what I'm going to to if my T|C ever dies.


RE: Remember the days
freakout @ 5/17/2007 1:34:08 AM # Q
I think the 755p can safely take the award for "Least Exciting Treo Ever".
RE: Remember the days
Tamog @ 5/17/2007 6:42:46 AM # Q
Hi Guys,
IMHO, good ole Jeff Kirvin was right with his "triangular upgrades".

As for Palm not beeing innovative, just look at this:

The guys never were innovative, but rather evolutive most of the time. This attitude is deep inside most Palm managers(met a few in Hannover) eeker for that =).

They think that way: compared to my girlfriends Siemens SX1, it makes a cool upgrade.

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RE: Remember the days
cervezas @ 5/18/2007 9:00:50 PM # Q
I'd like a cellular TX, too. Make it a Grande, though. 6" screen. VGA. And a nice leather flip cover like the old T3.

As for "the least exciting Treo ever" it would be nice to have a Treo that doesn't deliver the excitement of spontaneous resets, the suspense of wondering when your app will come up, and the thrill of ... well, you get the idea.

I'll take improved usability and stability over excitement any day when it comes to my phone. If the 755p delivers I might switch.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing

RE: Remember the days
razorpit @ 5/19/2007 12:07:59 AM # Q
I was thinking "yawn, okay what's next?" Pretty bad when you find it hard to upgrade your 650 three years later.


RE: Remember the days
freakout @ 5/19/2007 8:37:11 AM # Q
As for "the least exciting Treo ever" it would be nice to have a Treo that doesn't deliver the excitement of spontaneous resets, the suspense of wondering when your app will come up, and the thrill of ... well, you get the idea.

It would be, wouldn't it... although to be fair, the only thing that resets my 680 nowadays is Coreplayer and SAG. What I meant by "least exciting ever" was that this would be the first Treo that hasn't brought any new features to the table. At all. I mean, the 650 brought Bluetooth and hi-res, the 700 brought 3G, the 680 brought new phone software and a new form factor. What does the 755p put on the table?

RE: Remember the days
cervezas @ 5/19/2007 1:37:32 PM # Q
You're right--the 680 is pretty solid. It's just so sad that it can't be depended on to go two days on a charge. My point is that if Palm has succeeded in combining Treo 680 stability with 3G and two full days of battery life at a starting price of $279, that's a great accomplishment. That's the kind of innovation I care most about.

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The Palm

JimmyJackFunk21 @ 5/17/2007 11:52:42 AM # Q
Am I able to use the "M" app from Mercora on the 755? If not, I don't think I'd really be interested in it. I need to be able to get my music wirelessly, which I can do on my Treo through the "M," so any smartphone that doesn't have that option is pretty much off the table for me.
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Anyone think...

analogue wings @ 5/17/2007 7:43:17 PM # Q
..that the phone software was kept the same as the 700p for a reason?

I think it's possible there are volume customers with big 700p issues who will be offered the 755p as a direct replacement. Such customers would bitch about any perceived "retraining expense" due to a changed UI. Ergo, it was kept the same.

IIIc -> M105 -> Zire 21 -> Tungsten T2 -> Treo 650

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TX with Cell Radio - Urgent

robera @ 5/18/2007 4:54:27 PM # Q
I agree totally with Twrock. We need a TX with cell radio. I cannot work with a treo because the screen is too small. Why palm thinks that everybody prefers keyboard instead of a big screen. Look at the Iphone. No keyboard and a screen just like a TX.

Please Palm, give us at least one PDA with a big screen (480x320)+ cell radio and do not forget the wi-fi.

RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
hkklife @ 5/19/2007 1:08:48 AM # Q
Indeed. We need an external antenna-less 320x480 PDA with a large capacity battery and a PROPER 3.5mm stereo headphone jack. I'd be delighted with an improved TX w/ DATA ONLY EVDO capabilities. I'll always prefer the sleekness and quality of a top-notch dumbphone over a smartphone anyday.

Heck, Palm could sell two versions of the same model---one through the telcos with cellular EVDO and another with just wi-fi & BT through the traditional retail channels as a new flagship PDA to replace the TX.

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
joad @ 5/23/2007 5:49:36 PM # Q
So.... we were crabbing about how difficult it was to pull the cover off to reset the device, and Palm made a tighter, more fragile case with a tighter-fitting battery.... and then took away the reset hole completely! Urrrrgh.

I was testing one out and it froze - looked beneath and saw two potential "reset" holes (though I knew one of them had to be a microphone). Neither one reset the device, and I thought I was just missing something obvious. I can't believe Palm is so confident in their engineering that they removed the reset hole completely. Excuse me... I guess I can.

RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
cervezas @ 5/23/2007 6:12:42 PM # Q
As with other smartphones, it's faster and easier to just tilt the battery and set it back down than to pull out the stylus and find some tiny hole to reset. You can do it without looking, you can do it in the dark, and it's just a lot less fidgety as even many Treo 650 users have known for years. The whole "reset hole" thing is an anachronism from the time before we had removable batteries. Palm was not the first to wise up to this. Good riddance, IMO.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
freakout @ 5/23/2007 11:51:19 PM # Q
I gotta disagree on that one, David. The most common lock-up scenario for my 680 is when Audio Gateway is connecting, and just displays the "connection" dialog forever. When I'm out and about, removing the battery cover and tilting the battery is a lot more cumbersome than a quick poke through a reset hole with the stylus. It was bad enough when Palm removed the reset hole on the 650 - basically forcing anyone who wanted convenience to buy a replacement battery cover - but removing the button altogether is a step too far.

Fortunately, freeze-ups happen far less frequently nowadays, but it's still an irritant.

RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
Gekko @ 5/24/2007 8:18:28 PM # Q

there's no meaningful market for this contraption.

RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
itster @ 5/25/2007 10:24:43 AM # Q
I think they should be ashamed of themselves. The screw the current customers by not working on the update first, instead they work on a new phone. That's pathetic!

I hate to say this in a "Palm" forum, but the wm 2005 64meg memory version embarrasses this phone. a little slow but the way windows mobile works is hands down 10 times better that this device.

I traded my wx for the p because the MLS software designed by GE takes 45 seconds to load if you're lucky! I have to laugh when GE says that's a good load time.

RE: TX with Cell Radio - Urgent
twrock @ 5/25/2007 10:43:53 AM # Q
there's no meaningful market for this contraption.

So what kind of jig are you using?

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Bring back the T3 updated!

Colormeweb @ 5/19/2007 9:12:13 PM # Q
T3 with Wifi and data(optional) and I would be quite happy.

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OT: Sony touts tiny, film-thin TV screen that bends

Gekko @ 5/25/2007 7:47:36 PM # Q

Maybe this will be the next TREO display technology?

Sony touts tiny, film-thin TV screen that bends

TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- In the race for ever-thinner displays for TVs, cell phones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all -- a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video.

Sony Corp. released video of the new 2.5-inch display Friday. In it, a hand squeezes a display that is 0.3 millimeters, or 0.01 inch, thick. The display shows color images of a bicyclist stuntman and a picturesque lake.

Although flat-panel TVs are getting slimmer, a display that's so thin it bends in a human hand marks a breakthrough.

Sony said it has yet to decide on commercial products using the technology.

"In the future, it could get wrapped around a lamppost or a person's wrist, even worn as clothing," said Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa. "Perhaps it can be put up like wallpaper."

Tatsuo Mori, an engineering and computer science professor at Nagoya University, said some hurdles remained, including making the display bigger, ensuring durability and cutting costs.

But he said the display's pliancy is extremely difficult to imitate with liquid crystal displays and plasma display panels -- the two main display technologies now on the market.

"To come up with a flexible screen at that image quality is groundbreaking," Mori said. "You can drop it, and it won't break because it's as thin as paper."

The new display combines two technologies: Sony's organic thin film transistor, which is required to make flexible displays, and organic electroluminescent display.

Other companies, including LG. Philips LCD Co. and Seiko Epson Corp., are also working on a different kind of "electronic paper" technology, but Sony said the organic electroluminescent display delivers better color images and is more suited for video.

Sony President Ryoji Chubachi has said a film-like display is a major technology his company is working on to boost its status as a technological powerhouse.

In a meeting with reporters more than a year ago, Chubachi boasted Sony was working on a technology for displays so thin it could be rolled up like paper. He had predicted that the world would stand up and take notice.

Some analysts have said Sony, which makes Walkman portable players and PlayStation 3 video game machines, had fallen behind rivals in flat-panel technology, including Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea and Sharp Corp. of Japan.

But Sony has been marking a turnaround under Chubachi and Chief Executive Howard Stringer, the first foreigner to head Sony, by reducing jobs, shuttering unprofitable businesses and strengthening its flat TV offerings.

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RE: OT: Sony touts tiny, film-thin TV screen that bends
Ryan @ 5/25/2007 9:14:58 PM # Q
Here's a video of it in action, pretty impressive:

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Upgrade to 755p

jhanning @ 6/30/2007 11:55:16 PM # Q
It seems like there are alot of comments stating that this Treo is not exciting enough to upgrade to. My questions is, Is this Treo a good upgrade for a guy who is still using a Samsung SPH-A660? I have been using my phone for about 3 years now so I am ready to upgrade to something new and a new real estate agent would the Treo 755 be a good way to go? I plan on staying with Sprint, I dont really have any major complaints with them.


RE: Upgrade to 755p
freakout @ 7/2/2007 11:46:49 PM # Q
It's not exciting to people who already own Treos, because we've seen most of this before. If you're new to the Palm scene, though, then I'd whole-heartedly recommend it: it's 3G, PalmOS is easily the most user-friendly mobile OS and it's one of the most versatile smartphones currently available. Most importantly: it comes at a reasonable price.
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Verizon release of 755

spitfire @ 7/3/2007 9:53:36 AM # Q
I have been Palm device user for years & am thinking of taking the leap from Palm plus cell phone to a Treo. But, my problem is I WANT a 755. Anymore news on a release date? My new every 2 date was last week & I'm dying to get a new phone. But I do have to say I'm somewhat conflicted i.e. combining the 2 technologies. I rely heavily on my Palm so I'm somewhat concerned about the Treo if the phone dies & I can't use my Palm or visa versa...any thoughts?


RE: Verizon release of 755
SeldomVisitor @ 7/3/2007 10:11:06 AM # Q
Look at the contents of the link in the post directly above your query post.

RE: Verizon release of 755
hkklife @ 7/3/2007 1:19:47 PM # Q
My prediction? The 755p will be turned down outright by Verizon and be a Sprint-exclusive (maybe Alltel, Telus etc. will pick it up later). This will essentially be the nail in the coffin of POS Treos (thus the renewed focus on rebadged WM Treos by Palm) if the 800p ends up being anything less than a total homerun.

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

RE: Verizon release of 755
hkklife @ 7/3/2007 2:10:48 PM # Q
Well, considering the fact that the VZW version of the 700p has less trialware/bloatware/junk in ROM than the Sprint version (even VersaMail was optional), I see the Verizon versions of the 700p/755p as usually the "cleaner" version of the phone.

So if VZW sent it back for more "testing" that can only be a very bad sign...

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

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The 755p rocks

rshull0921 @ 7/7/2007 2:44:10 PM # Q
I hate to break it to all of you so called "experts", but this phone is awsome. I bought it for my real estate business about two months ago with no preconceived ideas. The phone has been 100% reliable. It has never done any of the querky reboot stuff that everyone talks about. In fact, it has never failed to do anything that it is capable of. The internet speed is excellent. The e-mail is seemless and the phone functionality is flawless. I cannot say enough about how happy I am with this phone. I asked the manager at the local Sprint store about this phone and he also gave it a rave review. The manager went on to tell me that every manager for Sprint that he knew carried the 755p. He also pulled his own 755p out and showed it to me.

If I could pick one thing that bothered me about the phone it would be Windows Vista integration where the phone as modem feature is concerned. When using a bluetooth connection, I have had difficulty setting up the phone as modem feature on Vista laptops from Dell. Windows XP however, works flawlessly as does Vista when using the USB cable.

In conclussion, I would say if in doubt, buy the phone and try it for yourself. I did and as it turns out all of the horror stories are BS. Sprint gives you a 30 day guarentee on phones anyway so if you hate it just exchange it for something else. This is of course, just my humble opinion but people tend to exagerate and lie about things to put a good light on the choices that they have already made for themselves. The Treo 755p is a great phone for me. Someone else may like a Blackberry Curve or even a Razor (which I'm sure are also great phones).

People should form their own opinions about stuff.

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stefone461 @ 7/24/2007 5:04:14 PM # Q
I'm having a really hard time trying to figur out how to use my mp3 songs as ring tones.
can someone please help me out?
thanx in advance

RE: question
numlock @ 7/24/2007 7:54:05 PM # Q
Get yourself a copy of miniTones -

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Verizon 700p spontaneous power on

pawinterks @ 8/9/2007 5:02:52 PM # Q
After getting a refurb from Palm because I couldn't get the O/S (1.10) update loaded, I have noticed that after receiving a phone call and the call ends, it powers off and then about 20 seconds later comes back on and stays on for another 30 seconds before going off. Very strange. I am using TakePhone as a substitute phone app. Blue tooth connection to my headset is more stable but not rock solid with the 1.10 update.

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JazzMaster @ 8/10/2007 10:29:36 PM # Q

I am looking at the 755P. But......

My situation is this; I run an Internet broadcast station and I would like to access our streams which is via two different formats. One is via 48k aacPlus and the other is via mp3/mp3Pro at 64k which is via Live365. It seems that none of the phone dealers in the area have an activated phone in the 700 series to check to see if I can connect to either of the streams. Also is the web browsing of the 755P capable of viewing PHP sites such as Joomla? At this time our site is not .mobi designed but we are working on it.
If the 755P is not a good purchase for web access and connecting to the above type streams, please post your findings on this and what device would be better fitted for my situation.


RE: 755P
JazzMaster @ 8/10/2007 10:31:38 PM # Q
P.S. The service would probably be via Sprint.
RE: 755P
freakout @ 8/10/2007 11:42:43 PM # Q
The excellent Pocket Tunes 4 plays aacPlus streams. I just put in this URL from your site:

and it worked like a charm. Nice station, actually.

(Don't know if pTunes does mp3PRO, though. Do you have a url I can test?)

RE: 755P
freakout @ 8/10/2007 11:57:57 PM # Q
(oh, and and the 1.0.x demo both loaded up fine on both the built-in Blazer browser and the free Opera Mini.)
RE: 755P
JazzMaster @ 8/11/2007 12:13:32 AM # Q
Thanks Freakout

The only link that I have on the site is the mp3Pro 64k link which goes through

Apparently they have a download that is available for various phones.

Since I do not have the phone I have no way of knowing if it works.

Thank you very much for checking our stream out. I am very surprised and happy that the aacPlus 48k stream is working on the phone. Mainly I need this to check on our streams and via an http interface for our server we can check on its status. Also, thanks for the kudos on our site and stream. Sorry it does not display well on the phone. I have quite a bit of work ahead of me to get the site mobile.

Thanks again


RE: 755P
freakout @ 8/11/2007 1:07:39 AM # Q

Yep, mp3PRO works as well.

I should note, JazzMaster: I have a Treo 680, not a 755p. But the only difference between the two is that the 755p is 3G, so if anything the experience will be even better on the 755p.

Also: Pocket Tunes 4 doesn't come built-in. The Deluxe version which streams is $37.95 and available from the Palminfocenter software store:

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RE: 755P
JazzMaster @ 8/11/2007 1:11:33 PM # Q
Thanks again Freakout

I will be visiting some of the cell providers again and see what they have to offer.
Hopefully, not bankrupting me each month.



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This phone sucks, typical hightech crap

Angsto the Clown @ 10/5/2007 2:31:03 AM # Q
After jumping through hoops with Sprint about their horrible service, after dealing with dozens of smarmy jackasses on the phone telling me there's nothing wrong with their service and system, after beating my head against the wall for weeks trying to get a working cellphone system... I make the huge mistake of getting a Treo 755p. The sound sucks, the reception goes in and out for no good reason, they make you pay and download voice activated software which is standard on freebie cheapo phones, it doesn't work with a bluetooth headset, its impossibly complicated and impossible to see in the sunlight and the topper is it turns itself on and off for no good reason. Sprint won't admit anything nor will Palm but its apparent this is typical because Sprint offered to replace it immediately with yet another crap phone that originally costs hundreds of dollars yet doesn't work as well as a free phone they throw at you with their extortionist contracts. NO questions asked, just tried accusing me of not charging the battery properly first and the battery lasts all of less than a single afternoon without even using the phone. Now they're sending another phone probably because they don't want to get sued for the thousands of dollars in income I've lost. Im losing business because I depend on the cellphone for my limousine service and folks can't call me when I'm in my own office. The reception drops in and out and I have to drive a block or so away for it to come back. But even then it jumps up and down and works whenever it pleases here in LA. That goddamn Palm logo suddenly appears and the phone shuts down. Sometimes it turns itself back on but not until I've lost the calls and the clients.
The moral of the story? Buy stock. There's a billion suckers out there who keep buying this crap.

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Treo 755p - do not buy

former palm employee @ 11/26/2007 2:19:51 AM # Q
Today is a sad day for me. I used to work for Palm for several years and I have finally had enough -- so much so that I'm frustrated enough to write this review. I have owned palm devices for over 10 years now, since way back when they were US Robotics devices. I have had nearly every Treo since the very first one. I now have the 755p. I have to say that I will never buy a Palm Treo again. It's actually quite hard for me to say that, as I was a part of the Palm team in the past. But I have had so many problems and frustrations over the years with the Treo devices, and now, I am having just as many problems and frustrations with my Treo 755p. Today's frustration is that I was using Versamail (the pre-installed email app) to sync my email with an exchange server. When you do this, hotsync automatically will not sync your calendar and contacts, because they are synced over the air through your exchange server. However, I stopped using my exchange server, and wanted to start syncing locally. However, versamail would not let me delete the exchange account. After hours with Palm tech support people, their only solution was for me to do a hard reset and lose all my data. I did this very reluctantly, but when I resynced, it still brought over the corruped versamail files. I.e. not a solution. I finally had to create an entirely new hotsync id, and now I have to re-install most of my apps, recreate my favorites buttons, etc. I can't tell you how much of my time this has wasted. This, on top of so many other problems with this device. The device is slow, and I'm often sitting waiting for it to catch up with me (like when I'm typing, for example). A lot of times when I received a call, while I'm on another call, the device will crash and I will lose both calls. There are many other issues. It's unbelievable to me that after so many years, they are still putting out a crappy product from a quality standpoint. Beyond that, I'm amazed at how many of my friends have similar complaints about this product (of my 10+ friends that have Treos, every single one complains about problems like these). My wife recently purchased an Apple iPhone and absolutely loves it. To begin, she's had NO PROBLEMS. Beyond that, it's much better designed and much easier to use. If I weren't locked into a Sprint contract, I would chuck my Treo 755p out the window and get an iphone. Don't make the same mistake I made, and many others like me have made. Don't buy Palm Treo products -- they are not good quality and cause tremendous frustration.
RE: Treo 755p - do not buy
hkklife @ 11/26/2007 10:50:48 AM # Q
Former Palm Employee;

Can you disclose your department or at least in which capacity you were employed by Palm? Were you aware of the 755p's shortcomings prior to purchase and did your tenure at Palm end rather recently or years ago?

Any juicy tidbits from "behind the scene" that you'd care to share with us?

Sorry to hear about your 755p. While I feel that it's far from perfect, it's a huge leap forward from the 700p that it replaced.

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

RE: Treo 755p - do not buy
scoots @ 1/10/2009 3:09:56 PM # Q
Sorry to disagree, but everyone I know comments that they can't use the keyboard unless they are devoted to spending several minutes to type a single text msg.
I'm not saying this device is for everyone but for some of us who loathe everything "Apple" the Treo might be a good alternative. My Treo phones have far outlasted the several Apple products that I've purchased and re-purchased (iPods only, I admit, because I got too disgusted with those crashing, only to be told "sorry, buy a new one"). The Treo products that I've purchased have been reliable and I am I guess on this site anyway, one of the few happy customers. And thankfully my harsh treatment of the phones is fixed by Sprint's insurance plan so they're replaced for $50.
RE: Treo 755p - do not buy
scoots @ 1/10/2009 3:12:27 PM # Q
My first sentence above was related to the iPhone and my friends not being able to use the keyboard on those phones! Sorry.
RE: Treo 755p - do not buy
rhodahall @ 2/22/2010 4:47:45 AM # Q
My Sprint Palm Treo 755p that I paid over $500 when I purchased a new contract with Sprint back in 2008, overheats when on the Internet, freezes when I take pictures, and when I click on items in my Memos the phone shuts off and then restarts. This is very frustrating. What is the cause of the shut off after clicking on an item in my Memos? I was thinking a virus, but what could it be??
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Battery Life 1600 mAh TEST @ 6/25/2008 9:56:46 PM # Q
I decided to see how long the standard 1600 mAh will last.
* Times in between, of course its on standby, % shown after a few minutes of texts/internet/phone calls *

6/24/08 ~ Tuesday
100% - 7:30am - took it out of the charger

96% - 7:43am - after a few minutes of the internet

94% - 9:09am - a few texts & net surfing

86% - 10:42am - a few texts & net surfing

80% - 12:36pm - texts/net/calls

72% - 3:23pm - texts/net/calls

64% - 5:52pm - texts/net/calls

51% - 9:54pm - after standby a minutes of internet surfing

50% - 11:20pm - after standy

6/25 ~ Wednesday * No charge overnight *

39% - 7:10am - woke up and checked the battery life

29% - 10:27am - internet/instant message (yahoo/AOL)/ texts / calls

6% - 1:03pm - internet/instant message (yahoo/AOL)/ texts / calls
battery indicator for charge ~ replaced it with my extended battery on hand

I hope this review helps, I also will post how long the 3200 mAh will last.
I always have my extended battery 3200 mAh on hand in case I ran out of battery. It never actually happens since I have it connected with a USB Data Cable.
I also have a treo battery charger to charge my standard and extended batteries separately.

- 3200 mAh battery & foldable travel charger bought at:
- treo battery charger bought at

Tim David

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Time for Change 755p and other device updates

krempajs @ 12/7/2008 4:21:33 AM # Q
I've been a Palm user for only 1 Year now and am not impressed. Sure the 755P was a flashy device with cool features. However, now after owning the device for a short period I'm looking for updates from Palm which don't exist. The browser in antiquated and doesn't support recent technology. The email system is effective, however, hope you don't receive an HTML email because you can't read it in Versamail. Palm is focused on trying to produce new devices which compete with the IPhone and Storm but aren't remembering that their loyal customers will continue to purchase devices from them if they keep them happy. Futher, after upgrading my wife's laptop to Vista 64-bit I find that we can no longer sync the device using the interface cable.

My advice at this time, is to stay away from Palm until they provide the service which customers have come to expect. I note today 12/7/08 that Palm is selling at $1.42 a share when just 8 years ago Palm stock was selling for $472.50. Don't you see the picture, people are interested in the new flashy devices, but, if you don't take care of your customer base which has been loyal they will jump ship and move on to the better technology which works.

How about providing the updates we need to work today. It will help me make up my mind next year when this 2-yr contract with Alltel is up (and i become a new Verizon) customer.

The matter is all in Palm's hands. I don't see this company surviving past 2010 unless they start taking care of people now. My advice, stay away from Palm until they fix all these issues which people have identified throughout the web.

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Palm 755p - Stay Away !!!!

cruser635 @ 5/10/2009 9:43:00 AM # Q
Undoubtedly absolutely the worst phone I've ever had. I'm on my second in a year because I couldn't get a non-Palm without paying "full price" (thanks Verizon). For about the first two three weeks they run fine but about the time your 30 day exchange "guarantee" runs out you'll start noticing glitches. It starts when you experience an occasional delay in response to a command you've given it, 20-30 seconds later it will respond. Then it will lock up on you and you'll have to pop the battery to reset it. Frustrating but hey, what really bugs me is when all of a sudden it starts to HotSync all itself without even touching the phone and without being connected to anything. It this attitude when you try to cancel the HotSync, the phone will cancel it (maybe) but then automatically restarts HotSync again. The good news is that it just randomly gets these little attitudes but don't plan on using the phone until it decides it's done. The other day I had Pocket Tunes start itself as it was lying on the kitchen table. Ring-Tones have changed randomly, sometime it just buzzes for no reason, and the screen also lights up for no apparent reason. For those who think it might be an application I will tell you that my phone it stock from Verizon because of all the problems I had with my first one. I haven't even upgraded Documents to Go. I finally thought I was going to get rid of the Treo (my first one) when some buttons on the keypad stopped working, but no all they'd do was send me another Treo of which I have the exact same problems with.
I picked this phone because I had a Tungsten PDA that I loved, it worked great and then it died. I used it for reading / creating PDFs, Excel, Word documents. I upgraded to the Treo because I thought I was going to get all of the same things I had in the Tungsten, plus a phone. I encourage anyone interested in the phone to continue to search the internet and see just how many problems people are experiencing with this phone.
Rating the phone on a scale of 1 to 10 it gets a -5.

RE: Palm 755p - Stay Away !!!!
rhodahall @ 2/22/2010 4:53:33 AM # Q
I have been experiencing some of the same problems. It have taken out the battery so many times because of the phone freezing. This phone costs too much to have so many issues.
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