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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

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

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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