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Topic # 9242 1-Sep-2006 10:37
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I know i will probably be jumped on for asking this but i am keen to know how the PTC or testing is going for the Treo 700w - windows mobile 5.0 version for use on Telecoms network??

their is a lot of interest in the device, due to the Palm based treos profile, design and excellent reception charecteristics and phone usabity. Just want to know if anyone in NZ has any feed back or even those off shore who have used on 1xRTT/EVDO.





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  Reply # 45153 1-Sep-2006 17:29
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No one will jump on you, but historically, there is just never much in the way of reliable leaked info about in-PTC handsets.

Sometimes we discover model numbers in PTC, but release dates are never given, the roadmap is confidential, and often the dates are out, or a handset may never eventuate for whatever reason.

Even the Telecom dealers themselves are often given only 48 hours official notice of a handset, but there are other clues in advance, like seeing a new model # loaded in provisioning systems, or Synapse or in other marketing/training material.

I think the best indications I have seen have been articles in the Telecommunications Review...

I heard on the grapevine that Feb '07 was the due date for 700w - but yeah... who knows...

And also that it wont come until the 650's are all sold (because once the 700w arrives, the 650 becomes almost worthless to try and sell for love or money).

Again, just more speculation...





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  Reply # 45347 4-Sep-2006 15:48
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thought that was the case.

have heard in the past those actually on the real world testing have spilled info here and there about devices in test.


The 700w most likely wont launch by feb then unless the 650 stocks get really low. Telecom never seems to get handsets to market on time, just the way it ia





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  Reply # 45355 4-Sep-2006 16:28
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uhhh.... i think the Apache was reasonably timely... as well as many sanyos and a few of the nokias...




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  Reply # 45359 4-Sep-2006 17:06
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depends how you look at it. PTC is a very thorough process but from a dealer and end retailer point of view is is a slow process. The Apache and many of the sanyos have come to market extremly fast, Nokias tend to be slow, 6155, 6165i for example.

I just hope the 700w is out earlier than predicted, if it's on Sprints network then it should be a short period of time before it becomes available to TNZ, the networks are mirrored?





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Reply # 45361 4-Sep-2006 18:26
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Actually the Treo 700w is the Verizon Wireless model. Sprint has released the 700wx, which is a bit different.

Just to add to the confusion.





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  Reply # 45366 4-Sep-2006 18:47
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What exactly is the difference between the 700w and 700wx?

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  Reply # 45374 4-Sep-2006 19:00
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Yes ive read all sorts of horror stories about Verizon criplling thier phones.... Worse than Telecom has ever done.

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  Reply # 45716 9-Sep-2006 15:20
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The wx has extra memory on board - that's all

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  Reply # 45941 12-Sep-2006 19:41
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i think you will find the difference between the 700w and 700wx is that the 700wx has 64mb of memory rather than the 700w's measly 32...seems faster moving through menu's and doesnt come to a standstill if you dont continueisly keep closing apps like you have to on the 700w...



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  Reply # 45977 13-Sep-2006 10:02
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so have you tested one of these?? does it automatically shut down apps or does the 32 xtra mb make the diff???





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Reply # 45978 13-Sep-2006 10:06
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There is no change on Windows Mobile - applications are shutdown automatically when memory is needed, but the (X) button is MINIMISE, not CLOSE. IF you really want a close option, I suggest MagicButton, from www.trancreative.com (free!)







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  Reply # 45979 13-Sep-2006 10:14
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thats what i thought, magic button is not too bad but hard to get clients with think staff to activate it all the time.





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  Reply # 45980 13-Sep-2006 10:15
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sorry thats thick staff!!





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