Round Robin: Questions About the Palm Treo Pro?

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Like all good things, bad things, and flummoxing things -- all thing in general I suppose -- my time with the Palm Treo Pro (see video preview) will be ending shortly, whereby shortly I mean this weekend when my final review goes up an I ship this hot little handset on to Android Casey for his turn at the non-Palm, not-Treo, arguably Pro device.

In the meantime, however, I should like to ask you, our readers, what if any questions you might have about it. What would you like to see better explored? Compared more directly with the iPhone? Put to the torture test?

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deathscaller says:

Does the Pro's Internet speed compare to the iPhones at all?

Justin says:

I'm curious to know your thoughts on the email set up. I had a hell of a time when I used the Treo 750, and that was ultimately what drove me away.

iErik says:

no the speed is only half of the iphone's, and def not as great of experience

savonarola says:

iPhone's interface and speed will never be beaten! iPhone is amazing!

Mike M says:

How well does it do things the iPhone is lacking? Cut and paste, to dos, mms, etc. And would you even consider switching just to get these features? I know I wouldn't, but I'm sure there are people out there who are on the fence who would like to know.

shutterrelease says:

How's that keyboard. I picked up a Palm in a store once and thought it was way too small. But then the iphone keyboard is small in portrait mode too. What are your thoughts?

Justin says:

I've used different keyboards and after a few days you get used to them.

James says:

I still love my iphone....

Jordan Hanna says:

Does it's Internet speeds even remotly one close to the iPhones?

Bla1ze says:

That keyboard is crammped!! And still, running Windows Mobile..Can't picture ever adding that device to my line up.
Great look at it though from a different perspective.

Glenn says:

I think what I would like to see always when a phone is being compared to the almighty iPhone, is one of the things that makes it so amazing and far better then any platform. What I am speaking of is the app store and it's elegant interface and useablity. That is what I would like to see compared to our phone.

Jeff says:

What have you missed most from the iPhone that the Pro doesn't offer?


Does the phone stream live events

Jordan Hanna says:

So is it better than the iPhone??????Haha lmao

Mike M says:

How close do you think palm and the iPhone are from being incomparable devices? Palm doesn't seem to be much of a contender anymore, how long before they drop out of the competition?

Jason says:

Is the touchscreen very important to navigation/data entry/etc? Most other phones are either all keys or all touchscreens...

Rey says:

What's the best and worst thing about it?

Touch Me says:

The tiny 320 x 320 screen on the Treo looks like a big disadvantage compared to the iPhone's 480 x 320. How does that affect its use? Or does not needing screen real estate for a virtual keyboard and menus make it a wash?

Dimietriev says:

I have to agree with Bla1ze, cramped keyboard.

yoyobo says:

iphone lacks free push email, or push in general


What is of like haveing a phone with both touch and physical buttons for the ui. Do you think it is better or worse then a all touch or no touch phone?

Jason says:

Has palm changed anything about the Windows Mobile OS to make it their own? Sort of like the panels on the SE Xperia or the Fuze...

Jeff says:

what was the learning curve like on the keyboard going from the iphone to the pro?

.M.E. says:

not a fan of that one really ..

Jason says:

With the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack, would you use the Treo Pro (or AT&T Fuze and T-Mobile G1) as much for music/videos?....I can't imagine using the connectors

Juno says:

Amazing the misinformation on the Treo Pro as evidenced by comment above. The Treo Pro has a 3.5 mm jack!
It also has wifi, standalone GPS, a massive number of third party programs.
Half the internet speed? Side by side they clearly have the same speed.

Jeff says:

How about battery life?

KLutes says:

I am curious as to how robust the device feels as a whole in comparison. More solid less solid or about the same build quality. I see lots of cracked glass iphones on my college campus and I am curious as to how bang up prone this little gem is.

Jordan Hanna says:

this phone is/will dominate!

Jordan Hanna says:

The treos keyboard is the only good thing.

Jordan Hanna says:

Iphone is good with everything

Jordan Hanna says:

It doesn't like you. Lol jk

Amani says:

Blah, palms.
I'm more of a blackberry or iphone kind of guy,

Jordan Hanna says:

Maybe ill win on my birthday! (21st)