Treo 700wx Review

Palm Treo 700wxby: Ryan Kairer
October 24, 2006

The Palm Treo 700w/700wx is the first Treo smartphone to use Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. Nine months after debuting on Verizon, the 700wx is the first to become available on another carrier with one key additional benefit, double the operating memory. Palm's Treo 700w series aims to bring the Palm experience to Windows Mobile. It does so by combining the Pocket PC platform with a number of Palm smartphone innovations and broadband like data speeds.

The 700wx is colored in the standard treo dark grey and silver color scheme. The 700w is distinguished by a slightly lighter grey shade on its casing. The body is a smooth hard plastic. The top of the device contains the antenna, memory expansion slot, IR window, the famous silencer switch and the stylus silo. The silencer is a very convenient switch that places the phone in silent mode and mutes the ringer and system sounds. On top front of the device above the screen are the LED and phone earpiece. On the Sprint version the LED is only used to indicate battery and charging status, it does not blink when connected or light up when you have new notifications. The Left side has a two small volume buttons and a side button. The backside contains the camera lens and portrait mirror, rear speaker grill and the removable battery cover.

Below the screen are the two soft keys, followed by the 5-way navigator and various shortcut buttons. In addition to the two soft keys, the Start menu and OK buttons help you navigate the device one handed. The green and red phone buttons initiate and end calls, while the red button also does double duty as the power and lock control. Most of the large buttons can be remapped, and the small button on the side below the volume keys can be customized as well, by default it launches the Media Player. In addition, you can setup additional button shortcuts by pressing the blue function key prior to the button.

The keyboard has square thumb keys in a smile pattern arrangement. The Treo keyboard can be very easy to use once you're comfortable with it and you might surprise yourself with how easy it is to type on. The backlighting on the keyboard and buttons is bright and consistent and the keys have a nice white illumination.

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Size wise the Treo 700wx has physical dimensions of 4.4" x 2.3" x 0.9" inches (111 mm x 58 mm x 22.5 mm) and weights in at 6.4 ounces (180 g). It pretty much shares the same dimensions and weight as the Treo 650 and 700w.

At three years old now, the current Treo design is beginning to show its age, mainly because of its bulk. The size is mainly due to its large battery capacity and other more powerful features such as the touchscreen. Slimmer smartphones on the market now have to omit functionality and compromise on certain features in order to reach their slim profiles and as a result often fall short on battery life. The 750v showed that the next Treo incarnation would only be marginally slimmer, so it doesn't look like Palm is going to put the Treo on a diet any time soon.

Treo 700 series
Treo 700wx - Click for LargerI'm sure a lot of people reading this review will be wondering what the main differences are between the Treo 700wx, 700w and 700p. The only difference from the 700w is the wx's doubled operating memory capacity and casing color. The Treo 700p runs a different operating system, the Palm OS. The 700p also has a higher resolution 320 x 320 pixel screen.


The Treo 700wx is powered by a 312 MHz PXA270 Intel XScale processor. It has a total of 128 MB of memory, of which you can use 62 MB to store programs and data internally. Windows Mobile also uses a separate program memory space, which is similar to how RAM works on a PC. The 700wx features twice the available program memory as the 700w, with a total of 48 MB free after a reset vs. the 700w's 14MB. This makes a huge difference on Windows Mobile as programs have much more room to operate, which makes for an overall more responsive experience.

Programs aren't actually closed when you click on the X in the top right corner, though there are many third party apps that will do this for you. Rather running applications are "minimized" and will still run in the background taking up resources until the system see fit to close them. Due to the multitasking nature of Windows Mobile, you would notice a slowdown and lag on the 700w after browsing a few web pages, checking email and then trying to use an Office app. The situation could cause the device to become sluggish or even freeze up when you run short on space. So the additional memory does a lot to help performance and stability.

700w Error messageThe Treo 700wx has a 2" x 2" inch square touchscreen display. It is a 240 x 240 pixel TFT screen that supports 65,000 colors. The display is plenty bright, even at the middle levek, and holds up well outdoors and in direct sunlight. Being a long time Palm OS users who is used to the larger 320 x 320 display, I definitely found the screen to be a downgrade. I also think that Microsoft wastes a large amount of screen real estate. It's really more like a 240 x 200 display with the ever present title bar and huge softkey space across the bottom of the screen.

There are some aspects to Windows Mobile that can help to make up for the smaller size. There is a system wide font size, and if you have good eyesight, you can set it to its smallest size to fit a lot more text on the screen. You can also enable ClearType, which does nothing for the size, but aliases the text so it looks a lot smoother and can be easier on the eyes for extended reading. Internet Explorer also has a decent full screen mode, which will let you browse without all the oversized toolbars and softkeys. IE also has a 5 zoom levels from largest to smallest, which allows you to adjust the size of text when surfing.

Most Windows Mobile apps will work ok with the smaller screen size. For years the Pocket PC default size has been 240 x 320. Many games, especially older ones, assume this size any will not run on the smaller screen. Fortunately, many popular apps and games have been updated to work with the new screen sizes, though I had a lot of trouble with finding compatible Pocket PC games.

The Treo 700wx phone uses CDMA wireless technology (850/1900MHz digital) and supports EvDO high-speed wireless data. EvDO allows for data speeds around 10x faster than previous 1xRTT rates and is backwards compatible. The carriers claim that EvDO speeds average around 400-600k, though you are more likely to see around 250-500k. In my area I get about 2-3 bars of coverage, and generally saw speeds of around 300-400k using mobile speed tests. EvDO also allows you to receive calls while the Internet connection is active, on older 1x CDMA devices the phone would not accept calls when actively using the data connection.

You can use the Treo 700wx as a wireless modem for your laptop or desktop computer. Not all carriers may support this feature, and some might even require you to purchase a additional DUN or wireless modem data plan. Sprint does charge extra for this feature and only supports Dial-Up Networking with Windows XP/2000. Fortunately, the included USB cable will trickle charge the Treo when in use, so you don't have to worry about draining the battery when using it in DUN mode.

Memory Expansion
The 700wx includes a standard SD slot for memory expansion. It is FAT32 compatible and will work with the latest 2 and 4 GB SD memory cards, though not the newer SDHC cards. The slot is SDIO compatible and unlike the 650/700p, does support Wi-Fi SD cards. The drivers for Palm's own WiFi SD card are even built in.

The 700wx also has integrated Bluetooth wireless technology. This allows for accessories such as wireless Bluetooth headsets, GPS navigation kits and using the 700w as a wireless modem for your laptop. The v1.2 spec allows for faster device connections and adds the ability to use Bluetooth devices concurrently. For instance, you could keep a headset connected at the same time you have your Bluetooth GPS running. You can also sync with your PC over Bluetooth with Activesync. Unfortunately, Bluetooth A2DP audio is not supported and you still need a 3.5" mm stereo adapter if you want to use regular music headphones.

The 700wx includes a 1.3 megapixel digital camera on the top back side of the device. It can take photos at a max resolution of 1280 x 1024 and has a 2x digital zoom. It can also record video clips with audio at a 352 x 288 resolution. A camera-less version is also available from Sprint. The camera quality is pretty standard for a phone-cam. Outdoor scenes and good natural lighting conditions will give you the best results. Indoor shots also require a lot of light and can get a little blurry and grainy at times. Low-light and nighttime shots are generally very poor and dark. You can manually adjust the brightness settings by pushing right or left on the d-pad, and the program will let you save to pics internally or to an SD card. Here are a few unedited example pics shot with the 700wx (click for fullsize):

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The battery is a 1800 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that can be removed via the cover on the back. The cover also hides the reset hole, which can be activated with the stylus tip. Additional spare treo batteries are available for $24.95 USD each. A 2400 mAh extended life battery is available for $39.95 that gives you approximately 33% more life.

The official battery lifetime is rated at 5 hours talk and 300 hours standby. During times of heavy web and Internet usage with a number of phone calls throughout the day and with Bluetooth on, I am able to get roughly a full day and a half of usage on a single charge. With more casual use I could go for roughly 2 and half days per charge. EvDO use seems much more power hungry and with a lot of net usage I saw my time between charges drop. Bluetooth can also be a big drain so be sure to keep it off when not in use. Overall, I felt that battery life was a bit under par when compared to the Treo 650. I also felt I got better battery life out of the 700p than with the 700w, but battery life varies greatly with how you personally use the device and wireless features.


The Palm Treo 700wx runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5 OS Pocket PC Edition. The on-device version number is 5.1.195 (Build 14929.2.2.1). Windows Mobile has come a long way in its lifetime and this latest version is the easiest to use to date. Palm took it upon themselves to add their own touches to Windows Mobile, which add a number of improvements that make for a much better smartphone experience.

Palm experience on Windows Mobile
Most of the Palm enhancements can be found on the Today Screen, which is the main starting point on Windows Mobile. The today screen features a number of plug-ins that will show the date and time, upcoming appointments, email and message counts. Palm added a great deal of functionality to this area with their own plug-ins. Palm brought over their innovative contact dialing system, so you can find and sort large contact lists and narrow down to a single name and number just by typing a few letters of the name. My favorite feature is the ability to search the web right from the today screen. A built in search bar takes your queries right to Google's mobile optimized search results. There are also a vast number of third party plugins that can add some cool features such as displaying the weather forecast, and live rss feeds on your today screen.

Treo 700wx KeyboardThere are also some nice call management features. When calling your voicemail system, there are VCR-like icons for saving, delete, rewind, fast forward, etc so you don't have to memorize all the numerical controls. The Sprint version adds small icons for mute and activating the speakerphone when on a call, something the 700w lacks and has buried in the menu. Other nice touches include a photo dialing shortcuts, and the ability to iignore incoming calls via SMS by sending them a quick text message when the call comes in.

One thing I find frustrating is that you can't launch programs from the today screen without installing a third party plugin. Yes, you can jump to the Calendar by clicking on the appointments bar (if enabled) and the same with messaging, but you can't setup your own custom app shortcuts. You have to stick to the start menu and programs list in order to launch and access most programs.

The Treo does pretty well with one handed navigation, although there are some shortcomings. You definitely won't be using the stylus as often as you would on a PDA, as there are tons of keyboard and soft-key shortcuts to help you out. But compared to the Palm OS, one-handed navigation is just not as easy with Windows Mobile. There are lots of menu's and pull downs that you can't access with the d-pad and more often than not forms and input boxes would not respond to the navigator either. There were lots of cases where I had to poke the screen with my finger or pull out the stylus in order to move the cursor or select something from a pull down menu. The 700wx simply fails to come close to the Palm OS Treo's level of gracefulness in one handed operation.

The 700wx includes the usual assortment of the standard Windows Mobile productivity and entertainment software including Word, Excel and Powerpoint Mobile, Bubble Breaker, Calculator, Cubis, File Explorer, Goodlink, Internet Explorer Mobile, Messaging, Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Phone, Pictures and Video, Picsel PDF Viewer, Pocket MSN, Quick Tour, Search, Solitaire, Sounds Manager, a Terminal Services Client, Voice Command and Windows Media Player 10 Mobile. There is also avast amount of third party software you can download and install, the PalmInfocenter store carries a large amount of Treo compatible Windows Mobile software.

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Push Email
A major feature of the 700's email capabilities is the built in support for Microsoft's push email technology. This solution requires Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 and gives users automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks. The Sprint 700wx also includes a link to download Good Mobile Messaging. Good's software also delivers real-time access to push-based email, calendar items, contacts, notes and tasks. It also supports Good Mobile Defense for robust security and fleet management, as well as Good Mobile Intranet, giving users access to web-enabled enterprise systems, including sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM) and corporate intranets. The built in messaging app also handles POP3 and IMAP accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Gmail and other providers.

ActiveSync v4.2 is the main apparatus for syncing to a computer and installing programs. A word of advice... make sure you install ActiveSync before connecting the Treo to your computer or you're in for a world of pain getting the device setup. Once ActiveSync is installed it runs in the background and syncs whenever you connect to your computer. You can also setup a wireless sync over Bluetooth. Microsoft also includes a full working copy of Outlook in the package, for those without Microsoft Office. If you're a Mac user, you will have to purchase and rely on Mark/Space's Missing Sync for Windows Mobile ($39.95) for your syncing needs.

Personally, I'll be sticking with my Palm OS Treo as I find that the Treo 700p and 650 are just much more easier to operate. Even with some of the Treo's features ported over, Windows Mobile still can't match the one handed abilities and the simple elegance of the Palm PIM programs and general intuitiveness found in many Palm OS applications.

That said, the Treo 700wx is a very powerful smartphone. I have to say its the best Pocket PC device that I've ever used to date. Windows Mobile fans will find a lot to like with the Treo. Palm's customizations vastly improve the phone features and bring some cool and add some very useful functionality to Windows Mobile. The combination of a multi-tasking OS and a high speed data connection really let you tap into the power of mobile computing.

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Great, in-depth review

Jimmie Geddes @ 10/24/2006 8:53:16 PM # Q
Great, in-depth review Ryan! Palm has done an amazing job putting "Palm's ease of use on Windows Mobile." It's by far the best Windows Mobile device I've used. It's nice being able to do more with my Treo (multitasking, wifi, etc.). I've kept my Treo 700p, but my 700wx is my favorite Treo to date. Great review.
RE: Great, in-depth review
Gekko @ 10/24/2006 10:24:56 PM # Q

Jimmie! Say it isn't so, Jimmie!

RE: Great, in-depth review
Jimmie Geddes @ 10/24/2006 10:46:27 PM # Q
Gekko it is so:) Don't get me wrong I love my 700p,I still find Chatter to be the best push email program and wish it would get ported to WM. I also love the Palm OS, I feel like I grew up with it, but it's kinda stopped growing. It's an awesome device. I only kept it (I don't need 2 phones) because Sprint let me add the 700wx as a second line and somehow I talked them into having both phones for $70 a month with all the same services:). EV-DO is much faster on my 700wx than my 700p. For instance my 700wx averages speeds of 450-750 kbps, sometimes it's well over 750. One day I was shocked it was 1096kbps. My 700p is between 250-400kbps.

Being able to surf the web, while writing an email, also sending out a text message, listening to XM radio, update my site, use StyleTap to run some of my favorite Palm OS apps, all at the same time with no slow downs is VERY nice:)I can also stick in my sd wifi card and get even faster speeds:)

Palm has added their special sauce to the 700wx and it shows. When I use my 700p and use blazer, then have to decide if I want to close blazer to open up chatter and send out a quick email, or text a friend, I forget that once I open chatter, or SMS, I've lost my place im Blazer(the 700wx has spoiled me). The 700wx lets me do so much more than I thought possible with a Treo, I'm still adjusting to Windows Mobile. I agree with Ryan Palm still has the best PIM apps. I find StyleTap to be a great app for Palm OS users who switch to a Windows Mobile Treo, it lets you still run some of your favorite Palm OS apps. I use Agendus, Directory Assistant (even though there is a port for WM), AOL for Palm OS (I connect fine through StyleTap), Palm OS To Do list which I copied over to my 700wx from a T2 (700p tasks wouldn't work) using Filez:)

This is in no way WM is better than Palm OS, both have their strong points, and their weaknesses. You need to choose what device is best for you. As a long time proud Palm fan boy I am not embarassed to say that I've moved to the dark side, and it's pretty bright over here:) I also feel lucky that I can also keep my 700p, I am getting the best of both worlds.

If you're in the market for a Windows Mobile smartphone look no further than the 700wx, awseome smart device!

Jimmie Geddes, Editor

RE: Great, in-depth review
Gekko @ 10/25/2006 9:36:26 AM # Q
>I forget that once I open chatter, or SMS, I've lost my place im Blazer

I hate this!

Also - Thanks for your comments. Very interesting.

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Ready to Switch

Gekko @ 10/24/2006 10:16:35 PM # Q

I like all of this power and functionality right out of the box: Push Email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Pictures and Video, Picsel PDF Viewer, Pocket MSN, Search, Terminal Services Client, Voice Command, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile.

I'm tired of that rickety FrankenGarnet and am ready to switch.

RE: Ready to Switch
Jimmie Geddes @ 10/24/2006 11:08:45 PM # Q
I used Voice Command for the first time tonight, it's so cool just being able to say "call so and so" and it does. Or "what's my next appointment" and it tells you. I hadn't realized this was builtin, it's great for driving.

Jimmie Geddes, Editor
RE: Ready to Switch
Kudzu62 @ 10/24/2006 11:28:37 PM # Q
Gekko, you are SO getting paid to say this stuff.

From the Great White North
RE: Ready to Switch
freakout @ 10/25/2006 5:04:47 AM # Q
You get most of the above out of the box with a PalmOS Treo too. While I too get frustrated with Garnet's shortcomings, the ease-of-use PalmOS affords make it a joy just to fiddle with my Treo. I don't get that joy out of WinMob.

Power's great, but user-friendliness will always (deservedly) remain supreme.

I apologise for any and all emoticons that appear in my posts. You may shoot them on sight.
Treo 270 ---> Treo 650

RE: Ready to Switch
Gekko @ 10/25/2006 9:38:25 AM # Q
>Gekko, you are SO getting paid to say this stuff.

yes, a penny a post. i'm up to 5 cents, you crazy canuck!

RE: Ready to Switch
taraheiss @ 5/8/2007 11:21:58 PM # Q
I just bought a 700wx, I was disappointed that it didn't have voice reco. But you say
"I used Voice Command for the first time tonight, it's so cool just being able to say "call so and so" and it does. Or "what's my next appointment" and it tells you. I hadn't realized this was builtin, it's great for driving".
I find the Voice Command in the User's Guide for shortcutting menu items... but not for calling so -and- so. How do I do this (or find the way to do it).
THANK YOU. This will SO Help my driving (if a woman's driving can be helped).

I just bought a 700wx to replace a separate PDA. I read the 700wx review/comments..leading me here. I see that you got the 700wx to respond to "CALL x ". I cannot find that function... but REALLY want it for car dialing. THANK YOU... I read the user guide (kindof) but didn't find it in there (it talks about voicing commands for programs! I need to call people.)
RE: Ready to Switch
lakegasket @ 6/12/2008 4:56:10 PM # Q
To activate this feature (and all the other voice command features), just turn the sound on and press the small button under the volume buttons on the left side of the phone (antenna side).

After you press the small button you will hear a sound and a microphone icon wlll appear at the top of the screen to the right of where it says start.

Just speak into the phone and say "HELP"..a female voice will speak to you and explain your options.

After you get used to the system and how it works, you will no longer need to say "Help" will just ask directly for what you want.

I hope this is helpful !

Reply to this comment it due to HARDWARE or SOFTWARE!?

SeldomVisitor @ 10/25/2006 6:19:11 AM # Q
== "...The 700wx features twice the available program memory as the
== 700w, with a total of 48 MB free after a reset vs. the 700w's
== 14MB..."

Inquiring minds wanna know if PALM "popped in another chip" or simply castrated the software they had to get the extra space.

Anyone know YET?

RE: it due to HARDWARE or SOFTWARE!?
hkklife @ 10/25/2006 11:16:46 AM # Q
Remember my news item from last week about the company that is trying to perform memory upgrades for 700w/wx/p? They actually had success in putting a larger chip into the 700w but thus far cannot get WinMob to recognize it. So obviously an OS issue.

So I'm ASSuming Palm went with a larger chip. Remember the TC video interview with the Treo 680's product manager...he spoke of the limited avaialbility of <64mb memory modules these days in mass quantities. So Palm has likely already discontinued the 700w and is preparing to release it in Q1 '07 on Verizon...OR they will skip the wx entirely and go with a CDMA 750v (v for Verizon) in '07.

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

RE: it due to HARDWARE or SOFTWARE!?
naio21 @ 10/25/2006 1:27:58 PM # Q
"So obviously an OS issue."

Not really. PocketPCTechs has been upgrading PPC's memories for years. It can only be a hardware issue.


RE: it due to HARDWARE or SOFTWARE!?
newbuyer @ 10/28/2006 12:26:16 AM # Q
I just purchased a Treo 700W from Verizon and am just now learning of all its features. I haven't challenged its processor/RAM memory yet with too many pics, docs, etc., however, I did review the screen shots featured in the above write up showing the Verizon storage vs. Sprint's. My Verizon 700W was not reset, but as is the Storage on the left column reads: Total 62.94 MB; In Use 1.91 MB; Free: 61.03 MB, so I'm a little confused why the available memory in mine is so much more than the screenshop shown in the article...? Any comments on far, I haven't had any processing speed problems...but I'm not subscribing to internet service yet either...?

smart ph student
RE: it due to HARDWARE or SOFTWARE!?
newbuyer @ 10/28/2006 12:49:49 AM # Q
In follow up to above comment, I just looked a chart comparing the storage of the Treo 700W and 700WX, and it shows the same amount of available memory, so I guess I'm not understanding the issues regarding storage raised by the featured article...see url:

smart ph student

RE: it due to HARDWARE or SOFTWARE!?
AdamaDBrown @ 10/28/2006 1:43:08 AM # Q
It's not storage, it's RAM. The 700w and 700wx both have identical amounts of storage memory, but the RAM (used for active programs) is 32 MB on the 700w versus 64 MB on the 700wx.

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what are the main differences between the 700p and the 700wx?

bigg magoo @ 1/30/2007 12:24:39 AM # Q
Im a very busy and disorganized student and I want to purchase a treo in the hope of becoming more resonisible with my schedual, schoolwork, and all around organizing my day. I know they are simillar but i was just wanted to know which would be more useful for a student.

RE: what are the main differences between the 700p and the 700wx?
freakout @ 1/30/2007 2:05:10 AM # Q
700p would be easier to learn and use, but going by a lot of user accounts posted on the web, it has stability and reception issues. If you want a PalmOS based Treo and don't need 3G the 680 is probably a better choice. Otherwise, go 700wx. Or 750.
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Thinking about buying a 700wx.

EJF @ 2/22/2007 1:41:08 PM # Q
I am thinking about buying a 700wx through my Alltel plan. I have heard that there has been a question with reception. Is this true? What are some of the most have software that should be added or is what comes "in the box" where I should start. I am looking at managing my work e-mails and calendar and want web availability along with phone access on one unit. I can't keep track of my pocket pc and cell phone anymore.

Looking for a Palm Treo
Eva Fransen
RE: Thinking about buying a 700wx.
SeldomVisitor @ 2/22/2007 2:08:48 PM # Q
Enduser type commentary doesn't really appear to be a forte of PalmInfocenter, which is probably a good thing.

Instead, you should go to the Forums over on, for example, TreoCentral


and read and write for your needs; there are LOTS of folks there with personal experiences in ALL the TREOs to help you make appropriate decisions.

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Treo as a full time modem

stevenmoyano @ 3/7/2007 2:47:03 PM # Q
I have been a Palm fan for many years and currently have Palm E2 and am considering buying a Treo.
I recently moved and was wondering that instead of transfering Timewarner broadband "roadrunner light" which runs at about 384K i could possibly use a Treo as my only modem. Is this realistic? I currently pay $30 (no taxes) and with Treo it would only cost about $20 more and i would be able to have internet through the phone itseld anywhere. Your opionions and advice are appreciated.

What speed can i expect when using a PDA as modem? and what PDA do you guys recommend. I am currently with Sprint, should i consider another rovider? Thanks in advance
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Palm Treo 700WX

beahaven @ 11/15/2007 4:33:28 PM # Q
I am thinking of updating my current cell phone and am wondering if this product is worth the money. I currently do no use any type of electronic appointment device. I do us email from my current cell and I send photos on my current cell. Any help??

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dh-treo @ 1/4/2008 1:20:28 PM # Q
No Outlook on MY CD-and Sprint was hissy: "You have to buy it yourself", even though it was included with my Samsung i700. Unfortunately, I lost that CD and hadn't been using Outlook since the last time my laptop went haywire. Any other suggestions? Palm Desktop not available?

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alternative for Black Berry

maykuo @ 1/27/2008 10:28:52 AM # Q
I am currently a user of Black Berry 8830 user with Sprint. I usually use BB to update my blog and use its calender and note to organize my daily life. Overall, I like this device but I really hate to pay extra data plan for Blackberry. My original Sprint voice plan actually already includes unlimited data and web. I don't know I have to update my plan till I received the phone. I also don't like emails can't always be displayed correctly. Most of time they are shown in text format which make it very hard to understand all the time. And also this one is not equipped with camera.

So I would love to find a smart phone don't need to work with extra data plan with Sprint, with easy typing keyboard like BB( I need to type a lot), support Sprint TV and sling box, with good phone quality and speaker(I use a lot), supporting pictures message( also included in my original Sprint plan), good small organized tools like calender, timer, notes. Do you think Plam Treo 700 would be a good replacement for BB. The only place i don't like it is its antenna. Do I have other choices with hidden antena?

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808fox @ 6/5/2009 12:46:31 AM # Q
I've downloaded some games to my palm but it says that it can't open them that I need to open the application then I can install the game but i can't figure out how to open the app to begin with. i keep going to games and trying to install it there but no success. I feel pretty illiterate with the thing and have been tempted to throw it out.
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