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Topic # 11574 31-Jan-2007 11:23
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I Have a choice for my new business phone.  The Apache or the treo 700.  I know there was a thread last year baout this but I just want to see if anyone has any new ideas.  Im stuck.  Ive tried both.  I like the Apaches keyboard and screen but I like the size (thinness) of the treo (fits my pink pda case).  .  Both have Windows Media right?  So both can play WMA and Mp3 files.  Is the video and photo quality the same in both.  Whats the a Treo 700 like as a modem.  I can use a harrier with no probs as a modem so im presuming the Apache is simalar to that.  Im stuck with this device for at least 21 months so IO want to make sure i get the right one.  Has anyone found a good case for the apache?

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  Reply # 59345 31-Jan-2007 11:32
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I can make a case for the Apache:
-Wifi
-Bigger Screen
-Keyboard is better for typing
-Apache has a better form factor, fits pocket easily. Treo is rather wide, not so good if you are wearing jeans.

But just to confuse it. If I was looking now, I would look very hard at the Treo (no Wifi is a problem however)
-One hand typing (impossible on apache) but annoying for longer periods with small keys.
-Bleutooth DUN does not hang every 10seconds requiring a restart like apache.
Has some nice contact updates which are very handy

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Reply # 59363 31-Jan-2007 12:21
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I have both the Treo 750v (Vodafone) and Treo 700wx (Telecom New Zealand). I disagree in terms of form factor, I actually like the Treo better to fit in my jeans. And I think it's a nice device overall - the Vodafone one comes with some interesting software features, but the Telecom is not a bad contender at all.

Between the Apache and the Treo I'd go for the Treo.






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  Reply # 59367 31-Jan-2007 12:25
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The Treo 700 is a better 'phone' than the Apache. I always carried a cell phone and an Apache now I just have a Treo 700Wx.


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  Reply # 59370 31-Jan-2007 12:47
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Treo is FAR better as a phone (features wise, as well as quality, and form factor). Its not shabby as PDA either.
The Treo is much slower for typing (due to smaller keys), but I find i use the keyboard MUCH more than the one on the Apache, because its always right there - no sliding out and turning round.

/me wanders off to go to sleep (for those in the know, i just got home, 30 hours straight and counting of no sleep)

Actually... first I must email photos... (but this is getting OT)







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  Reply # 59560 2-Feb-2007 07:19
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Treo is also a couple of hundred bucks cheaper..........

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  Reply # 59563 2-Feb-2007 09:04
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I've never heard of anything but tears with the Apache. Telecom have been 'replacing' them with Treo for 'valued' customers.. Free!

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): Corrected spelling of Telecom]

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  Reply # 59565 2-Feb-2007 09:33
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bugle: I've never heard of anything but tears with the Apache. Telecom have been 'replacing' them with Treo for 'valued' customers.. Free!


Please refrain from using derogatory terms like the one you used above (now edited) - this has been discussed in depth before, and there is just no call for it.







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Reply # 59566 2-Feb-2007 09:36
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Copy that

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Reply # 59768 5-Feb-2007 09:01
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And I just found out this weekend, in the worst possible way (when you need it), that the Bluetooth DUN is disabled on Treo 700wx devices, so you can't use it as a modem over Bluetooth.

What a disappointment. Vodafone's Treo 750v works really well over Bluetooth, and if not for their bad 3G coverage...

I needed Internet connection, and couldn't connect using the Treo 700wx.







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  Reply # 59769 5-Feb-2007 09:13
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freitasm: And I just found out this weekend, in the worst possible way (when you need it), that the Bluetooth DUN is disabled on Treo 700wx devices, so you can't use it as a modem over Bluetooth.

What a disappointment. Vodafone's Treo 750v works really well over Bluetooth, and if not for their bad 3G coverage...

I needed Internet connection, and couldn't connect using the Treo 700wx.


Palm chose not the support it at this time but it will apparently be supported in the future.



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  Reply # 59955 7-Feb-2007 09:19
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It does work with the usb cable though aye?  I can live without bluetooth modem but not usb modem.


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Reply # 59956 7-Feb-2007 09:28
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Jama:
freitasm: And I just found out this weekend, in the worst possible way (when you need it), that the Bluetooth DUN is disabled on Treo 700wx devices, so you can't use it as a modem over Bluetooth.

What a disappointment. Vodafone's Treo 750v works really well over Bluetooth, and if not for their bad 3G coverage...

I needed Internet connection, and couldn't connect using the Treo 700wx.


Palm chose not the support it at this time but it will apparently be supported in the future.


Stupid decision driven by Verizon and Sprint. The Treo 750v on GSM/UMTS/HSDPA supports Bluetooth DUN.






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