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COMPARISON: How does the Palm Treo 750v compares to its competitors
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 28.09.06 - 14:02:05 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 14785x
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As good as the Palm Treo 750v might be, it's neither alone nor is it the first of its kind. We have the HTC Hermes (also known as O2 Xda trion/T-Mobile MDA Vario II) in the market already, which is also sporting UMTS and even supports HSDPA out of the box without a ROM update but also featuring a 2 megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing camera for video telephony. And, the Hermes is featuring W-LAN, something the Treo 750v left.
On the other hand, if you prefer a keyboard right on the front of the device, we have the HTC Excalibur (better known as O2 Xda cosmo) which is also sporting W-LAN, features the same 1.3 megapixel camera only but hasn't have a touch screen like the Treo. At the end, it's a question of size and design (if you can live without W-LAN):

And what's your choice?

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by JaToAc on 28.09.06 - 14:12:48

to late for me... i have no need for wlan or umts in such a device, so i got myself the samsung i320. everything i need in a surprisingly small package. working very well. only downside is batterly life, this things eats batteries for breakfast. thanks samsung includes a second one for free...

Posted by Bill on 28.09.06 - 17:18:28

For me the touchscreen is a must, I won't go back to a smartphone like the Excalibur even if it is a nice product, so that puts the Treo above the Excalibur for me.  I own the 8125 on Cingular (HTC Wizard) and I love the screen size with the true QVGA but I dislike the sliding keyboard.  It takes a few seconds to switch from portrait to landscape and back and it also loses where the cursor is so I have to re-tap the screen before typing. 

I can live without W-Lan because I hardly ever use it, but I could go for some faster data speeds on Cingular.  That's just a complaint against the service though so until HSDPA is widespread it won't really be a factor I consider when purchasing a phone.  As long as the Treo has enough memory to run a decent amount of apps without slowing I don't think the 240x240 resolution will be enough to deter me from getting one.

Posted by Olivier on 30.09.06 - 14:38:13

I'm the delighted owner of a TyTN (Hermes) and I can't think of any device on the market today which would be better for me.

Posted by Alex Lake on 06.10.06 - 18:00:56

Sorry, but it's not just a question of form-factor - the usability of software is very important and Palm's enhancements to PocketPC are well worth having. eg. the ability to make a phone call at any time with the minimum of fuss and fingers is (to my mind, at least) highly valuable.

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