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The Palm Treo 750 boasts all the legendary features of the previous Treo smartphones, plus a whole lot more. Now with WCDMA 3G data capabilities, stereo Bluetooth, and an internal antenna, the 750 puts Palm once again on the cutting edge of smartphone technology. With features like the Windows Mobile 5 operating system, a QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3 megapixel camera, a miniSD memory card slot, and voice control, simply put, the 750 is the ultimate mobile office companion, and the perfect complement to Cingular Wireless service.
Under the hood, the Treo 750 features the Windows Mobile 5 operating system and 60 MB of internal memory. The design retains the same popular form factor and QWERTY keyboard as other Treo phones, but with a few subtle, yet significant, changes. The external antenna has been tucked away, and the unit's camera has been dramatically upgraded to 1.3 megapixels. The 750 has been on a diet too--weighing in at only 5.40 ounces, the 750 is one of the lightest Treo phones ever released.
On top of the unit you'll find an expansion slot for SD and MMC-based memory cards, and there's also an infrared port here for line-of-sight data transfers, as well as a handy switch for turning off the phone's ringer. Below the amazingly clear 240 x 240 color touch screen, you'll find a five-way navigator that controls most of the phone's menus and operating system functions, while quick application buttons on either side of the navigator will get you to your favorite applications in a snap. The left side of the unit features a volume up/down toggle plus a handy user-customizable button that can be assigned to any phone or PDA function. The rear of the Treo 750 houses a loudspeaker, as well as the camera unit. A touch-screen stylus can be tucked away on the right side of the phone. Meanwhile, a combined charging, data, and accessory attachment port is housed on the bottom of the unit, as is a standard 2.5 mm stereo headset jack.
Calling and PDA Features
All of the Treo 750's phone and PDA functions are designed to provide an integrated, seamless experience. For instance, you can type in the name or initials of a contact on the keypad to dial them. Or, use the touch-screen and stylus to copy information from an email and quickly paste it into another email or text message. You can even use Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile, a feature that combines email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes into a single application.
Staying productive on the road is made possible by the Microsoft Office Mobile suite, which includes Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile. Meanwhile, the File Explorer application makes it easy to browse the files on your Treo 750.
All of the latest phone features folks expect are built-in, too, like a handsfree speakerphone, polyphonic ringtones, a vibrate mode and picture caller ID. The 750 comes stock with unique ringtones built right into the unit, and more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular Wireless' MEdia Net service. The capacity of the unit's address book is only limited by the amount of internal and expansion memory available. Use the Treo 750's Bluetooth capability to wirelessly sync your contacts with your PC. Headsets, car kits and other wireless peripherals can also be paired with the unit via Bluetooth.
The unit's memory expansion slot allows you to transfer music, photos, and video from your desktop. Or, use it to load additional games and applications.
Messaging, Internet, and Entertainment
The device fully supports MMS messaging for rapid exchange of pictures, text and video via Cingular's instant messaging system. The Treo 750's Web browser supports full-size web pages, and you can enter secure pages with 128-bit SSL encryption. POP3 email accounts provided by SBC, BellSouth, Yahoo, Earthlink, Comcast and AT&T Worldnet are all compatible with the 750's email client application. IMAP and Exchange-based email systems are also supported, and you can view photos, HTML, Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments. With WCDMA/UMTS support built right into the phone, you'll be streaming and downloading at speeds so fast your head will spin.
The 750 also sports an airplane mode, which allows you to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (such as music, games or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight.
The Palm Treo 750 weighs 5.40 ounces and measures 4.37 x 2.28 x 0.87 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 240 hours of digital standby time. It features UMTS with HSDPA capability and runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 850/1900/2100 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
- Good Enough
The Treo 750 is a great phone. I have been using this for over a year and will give you a brief pros/cons.
-Good sized QWERTY keyboard(I rarely make spelling errors because of my big thumbs)
-Ability to use most pocketpc compatible software.
-Good reception in the Bay Area with AT&T
-The volume is good and clarity of the phone is great
-Windows Mobile 6 offered by AT&T (good move!)
-Great PDA phone... replaced my old standalone Axim x30 from DELL with this.
-Software glitches that needs soft resets
-Even with touchscreen disabled... I manage to open up 3 applications with my cheek
-Heavier than most phones
Great phone but there are others out there that are just as good if not better... HTC has some nice ones if your interested in the Windows Mobile OS. So far I have had no regrets!...more info
- bad amazon
product is good, amazon bad!
amazon needs a better help desk!
can you believe that I figured out the problem?
where is my thanks?...more info
- Watch out! Amazon won't ship the Treo for about a month!
Recently decided to purchase the Treo 750, but after ordering Amazon sends shipping info and it won't arrive for about a month and a half! I cancelled and went to Cingular and purchased for a lesser price and had it in my hands immediately. Sad.......more info
- Worst Treo ever!
Don't buy this phone. It's a nightmare. I had the 650 then the 680 and now i have the 750
It's incredible how each one was worst than the other, but the 750 is so bad I don't get mad anymore I just laugh! It has the worst operating system (windows mobile) Palm was 1000% better. The battery is just plain stupid, I had to buy a 2400mAh just to get thru the day! If you install goodlink then your phone will run at half the speed! If you want to check your email you will have to press option plus send button! I mean, I'm driving and I need both hands to check my emails!????? Speed dial on the today screen will accidentally dial your contacts....all the time! If you want to dial a number, don't think of just dialing it! If you want to dial a number, don't think of just dialing it because that will get you nowhere, you first have press the send button, then move the cursor up until you reach the dial pad menu, then press enter and then you can dial the number, but you have to do it every time!!!!! Ahhhhhh! If you open the explorer to check out some stocks, be careful if the screen goes to stand by you will have to do the whole process again because the treo 750 will bring you back to the today screen every time your mobile phone powers down. I could go on and on and on but I really don't have time. If you want a good mobile phone get a blackberry or the iphone.
If you need a Treo get the 650! I almost forgot, all of the treo phones have very bad speaker volume, it is so low that you can buy a software that will let you pump up the volume for only $25.00 dls.
I am going to get an iphone and ship this one to a friend in Afghanistan
- Buy a Blackberry
In January I traded in my Blackberry for a Treo 750 purely for the Activesync feature and the ability to sync the phone without having to connect to a desktop.
The pro's to this phone are one: Activesync to Exchange. It works great and has never failed me.
The con's are too numerous to mention.
The phone has pathetic battery life, admittedly I spend the day on my phone so I carry three batteries to get through a 12 hour day.
The touch screen has two locking features to stop you from dialing someone, the first is a numeric lock and the second requires that you push the center button to unlock, somehow the phone still manages to dial numbers when in its holster.
Does not switch to the G network when in a g area. This may be an ATT issue but the phone will not switch to the G mode when you re-enter a G coverage area, rebooting the phone brings it back to G but that is the only way to get it on the G Networks.
The phone crashes as many as 14 times a day requiring a reboot either soft or hard. This may include not be able to hang up from a call or as has been happening today a crash error message being sent from the phone when it crashes with no explanation. ATT's response to this is, do a hard reboot. That is great done that six times today so far and still having the same issue.
I would expect that this may be an individual hardware issue but no, this is the third handset that I have received from ATT. On the first the touch sensitive screen stopped working after a week and the phone would require a hard reboot to get it working.
On the second handset the phone would randomly reboot itself, this resolved all the issues I was having including hanging up during calls. ATT's great solution was replace the battery. Did that twice before they replaced the handset.
Number 3 is doing a combination of the three, some days it won't hang up from a call unless you do a soft reboot or remove and replace the batteries, other days it won't allow access to the touch screen after a call and other days it reboots itself.
The final issue to be aware of is the bluetooth, it works great most of the time, however dont try to dial a call after you hang up from a call. Wait a few seconds as if you dont the phone will drop the bluetooth headset. Recently this has no longer been an issue as I have to remove the battery after every call to hang up which forces a reboot.
Treo 750 Sucks. Save your money and either buy a Blackberry or another Smartphone.
- DOA plus terrible install
Great price! But I returned it for a full refund.
1. The phone didn't work. Wasn't set up properly. Amazon said that they could fix it -- in 3 to 5 business days.
2. I have been using Palm & Treo products for a long, long time. I really like the "Palm Desktop". The Treo 750 is a Windows Mobile Device that syncs to Outlook. I thought that it might be time to bite the bullet and convert. The CD came with Outlook 2000 which really sucks. Prices for Outlook 2003 (which, IMHO, is workable) added another $99. Cutting to the chase: I couldn't convert my existing Palm Desktop data; the process trashed my existing Palm installation; and it took over 4 hours to get things back to where they were before the Treo 750 arrived....more info
- A middle aged woman's adventures with the Palm Treo 750
Bought this to replace my three-year-old cell phone and an ancient but still working Palm IIIc. My observations after 30 days of ownership:
1. Setup is time consuming but unavoidable. Patience is required. I've had a couple of questions that I asked Cingular, only to be forwarded to Palm, only to be forwarded to Microsoft, then back to Cingular. It seems no Customer Service department has really mastered this unit.
2. Have to do a soft reset every once in a while. The unit turns off the sound by itself and the only way I've found to fix it is to do a soft reset.
3. I'm not crazy about Microsoft Outlook's calendar compared to Palm's. I miss several Palm features, like the "Go to" and the "Today" buttons. Outlook's calendar just isn't as easy to manuever as Palm's.
4. Phone listening volume is low, especially when the unit is in a protective case, which puts it a little further from your ear.
5. Love the Bluetooth option. It's new to me and it's just great.
6. Love being able to press a picture to make a call. We have five kids; I have each kid's picture linked to their phone number. Even my technology-challenged husband can call them by simply pressing their picture.
7. This phone talks! A female voice announces who is calling and when your next appointment is. The first time she spoke it about scared me to death. The voice reminds me of the computer on Star Trek--but not as clear. However, after getting used to her accent, she is intelligible, which means the computer is translating my written input into spoken words--amazing!
8. The Internet connection has limited use for me. I don't need email on the run and I could live without this and the extra monthly cost. Most traditional Internet web sites take much too long to load and display too small a portion of the page to be useful. It is nice to check the weather or get directions on the go.
9. Can't imagine watching a movie or any complex video on this tiny screen. What's the point?
10. Splurged on a sweet little Vaja leather case that is wonderful. Very expensive, but a terrific luxury.
11. Amazon's prices were the best BY FAR on this product! Saved over $300 off my local retail Cingular dealer.
12. Best part: I no longer have to carry a PDA and a cell phone! They are one and the same!
13. Conclusion: this phone is very smart and fun to use, although it comes with a big learning curve. The low volume issue could be a problem for someone with bad hearing....more info
- possibly the worst phone of the decade
I've had about 8 different Palm Treo phones running the Palm OS over the years, and finally I "upgraded" to the Treo 750 running Windows Mobile 6. I also use the Goodlink software on it for corporate email/calendar/contacts.
What a piece of junk this phone is. I hope it breaks soon so my company will give me something better.
Microsoft really blew it with WM6. They basically added nothing new in terms of features, and the performance is so lousy the machine is almost useless.
It crashes and hangs up all the time. This is even after a fresh hard reset.
It doesnt keep up with calling activity. When a call comes in, by the time it paints the screen with the caller info, the phone has been ringing 2 or 3 times. Then when you hit the answer button, the lag is so bad, you may not realize you are connected, since there is no visual cue to tell you the phone knows you pressed 'answer'. So if you press it again, the call goes to hold. Unbelievable.
When you call someone that is not in your contact list, the screen shows "Unknown Caller". Very stupid, since it's not a caller, it is someong I am calling. But it looks like someone is calling you since it says "Caller".
In emails, it can't keep up with my typing, and when it catches up, it drops random keystrokes so I have to back up and correct it.
The bluetooth barely works with Acura Handsfreelink in the car-- it starts working, but then if you get out of the car and walk away, the phone thinks it is still connected to the handsfree, so when calls come in, you miss them, and when you place calls, people can't hear you. You have to turn off Bluetooth and turn it back on.
Turning on/off bluetooth, which is a keystroke or two on most phones, takes several navigation steps to perform on this phone.
Unbelievably, Microsoft hasnt added any new games in several years of Windows Mobile development.
The product manager at Microsoft who is responsible for Windows Mobile should be replaced immediately.
I can't wait until I can get rid of this piece of junk.
If you want an ugly brick that can run some fairly mundane applications, and also perform as a lousy phone, then this is the device for you!
Your mileage may vary...
- Do Not Buy This Phone!!!
I've owned a Palm 750 for less than two months and it's becoming one of my worst purchases I've made in years. I'm soft resetting the phone in excess of 10 times a day - and thats only so I can use the phone for basic in/outbound calls. Every other function (email, text, whatever) has basically become useless.
For some reason I cannot explain the phone is freezing up constantly. No, the problem is not with third party applications (I'm not running any) or with me having alot of large files stored on the phone (which is ALWAYS the answer that you will hear from tech support or with other defenders of the faith), the problem seems to be somewhere in the Palm software or the OS. The phone has just decided to start locking up constantly and from what I can see is there's absolutely no explanation for it. Even making phone calls can be difficult - especially inbound calls - because when you hit the 'answer' button the phone will lock up (yet, it will keep ringing, and ringing, and ringing... almost as if to taunt you that you're not worthy of answering the call).
At this point my phone has become a drag on my productivity and my business. I would rather be using my old motorola fliptop from 1988.
Do yourself a favor and dont buy this phone. ...more info
- Great phone great service
First off, this is a great deal since it is 300 through cingular and if you get in at the right time you can actually get this phone for 75 like I did. At first I was a bit upset because I thought that it would take over a month for me to get the phone, but I ended up receiving it the next week. I had a little trouble setting it up, but just call cingular and they'll help you out. The phone is great, it has so many applications and it runs very quickly. If you want to use the media side of it, definitely get a memory card, which happen to be on a major sale on here right now. I bought a 2 gig for $25 and now I can put like 500 songs on it which is awesome. Battery life is a little frustrating but that is only because I am online or on AIM all the time, it runs out by 9ish pm when I start using it at 7 in the morning. E-mail works great, there are a lot of great applications. Overall I am very happy with this purchase and reccomend it to anyone....more info
- GO WITH A RED BRICK. IT IS CHEAPER AND BETTER...
There are numerous advantages to this phone, simply check with all the other feedbacks... My problem started about 2 months after I bought the phone, the touch screen just does not work after one touch.
I tried numerous ways to reset the phone including dropping it on the concrete floor and still is a 'one touch' wonder. Palm tech support is slower than snails running from salt. I did find a way to bring my 'one touch' wonder back to may be a 'five minut' touch wonder... by taking out the battery over a lengthy period (at least over night) then I could use the touch screen for about 5 or 10 minutes or so...
Oh, I googled "palm 750 touch screen problem" and found other users also experience the same issue.
I am still awaiting instruction back from Palm about how they plan to blame this on my usage.
Also, the second problem I have is when people call me, the phone reacts slowly, just like a snail... frequently when I answer, the caller would have been sent to the voice mail. Buy this phone only if you have no friends and your mother-in-law is the only caller!! It would be great in that event!!...more info
- 4 1/2 stars would be perfect...
This phone is amazing, that said, there are 1 or 2 small issues that I can live with. Hence the need for 4 1/2 stars. I talk about the issues at the bottom--so scroll down if you're not interested in what I liked about the phone.
I've had this phone 2 months now and I bought it because, much to my detriment, I am a gadget nut...What can I say, I love electronics--I was afraid it would not organize my life but it has--it is easy to use and simple to install software onto. Most PDA-type things, I never use, this one, I do--probably because since its a phone, I use it anyway. I actually even have a mac--I make use of a program called Missing Sync that allows it to link to just about all of my mac programs--iPhoto, iTunes, Entourage.
This is a really nice phone--the speakerphone is excellent, I also notice that it almost always has signal, not only that, but unlike most cell phones that try and fail to make a call with only 1 bar of signal, this one can make a phone call--so I would say its a very good phone. The phonebook is easily accessible and utilized.
Someone said it was hard to read the screen in the daytime--I don't know where that's coming from--I have tried to find an angle where its hard to read in direct sunlight, and I haven't...I'm in the Army, a lot of the time when I take a call or use the PDA side of this phone, its outside--no problems. I even have the brightness turned down a little and its fine. Amazing actually--most LCD screens are difficult to read in sunlight.
All that said, battery life is relatively short--but not as short as other reviewers have implied. Like I said, I'm in the military, and a lot of time, when out in the field, I can't charge the phone--I've gotten it to last 2 days, making frequent calls--2 days isn't a long time, but its certainly better than other reviewers are saying. I don't need to plug this into my computer when I'm stationary, or into my car--it doesn't need to be plugged in every place you can--I charge mine every night and have had no problems yet. I also have some minor problems with the operating system--don't get me wrong, I had a Palm TX for a while and hated Palm OS--this is much better than Palm OS. These are little nit-picking problems: The alarm program is useless, and sometimes, even though I have it set to disable the touchscreen when making a call, it activates the clock. Very irritating.
Over all, its by far the best phone I've ever had--and I've had many. I'm now hooked on SmartPhones....more info