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Topic # 17314 20-Nov-2007 20:22
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Had a look at a Treo 500v, for the price, they seem a rather nice little smart phone, although, lack of wifi & gps seem abit of a downer, that aside, any one have an opinion to share on this smartphone?

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  Reply # 96191 21-Nov-2007 10:11
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Have been using one for 2 weeks now and will outlay my impressions below

Good:
Screen (so bright and clear :D)
Keypad while looking cramped is a joy to use
Its fast!!!
Great size
WM6 works so much better than WM5

Bad:
Battery life, never get more than two days with moderate usage
Lack of customization
Menus can be slow

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  Reply # 96196 21-Nov-2007 10:48
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I'd agree with the observations above. Although I've been using a Treo 500v for a shorter time, I've already found the menu to be a pain.

It's possible later on someone will work out a way to disable the new [and slow] carousel menu system, returning it back to standard Windows Mobile grid layout, but in the meantime it does make the device quite slow to use.

Overall, it is a snappy phone though, and is very rarely feeling unresponsive.

The screen is fantastic and is very bright, clear and easy to read outside in the sun.

But - I'm going to be using my Treo 750v again as a few keys features I can't live without:
- Remote Desktop
- Viewing and editing notes on a contact is slow to get to
- Contacts aren't as easy to edit, a lot of scrolling is required, bringing me to...
- Scrolling is very slow. I'm sure there must be a tweak for this. But it's very painful scrolling through a long email or webpages. I miss the stylus or fast page up/down method the 750v used.

I highly recommend the Treo 500v otherwise it is a very well polished device that feels great, looks better in real life than in photos, and seems very stable.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 96221 21-Nov-2007 15:20
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Cheers for the feedback guys :)

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