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Saturday, October 4, 2008

MobileTechReview Examines the Palm Treo Pro

Posted by Paul Martin in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/pho...lm-Treo-Pro.htm

"When we reviewed the Palm Treo 750 more than 1.5 years ago, it was a good phone with great ergonomics and Palm's usability touches that lacked competitive features like WiFi and a GPS. 1.5 years is a very long time in terms of consumer electronics and cell phones, and now we finally have a Windows Mobile Treo with all the trimmings, but minus the original Treo's wonderful palm-friendly (no pun intended) design, great keyboard and software tweaks. Funny how we can't have it both ways. That's not to say that the HTC-built Palm Treo Pro is a bad product by any means, but for those of you who are in love with Palm's special sauce-- it ain't here. There's no VCR-like screen controls for voicemail, no photo speed dial on the home screen and the custom applications like Comm Manager and the streaming media player are HTC's, not Palm's."

Once again, MobileTechReview offers an indepth look at a mobile device. This time, the Palm Treo Pro is examined, especially in the light of previous Palm devices they've reviewed. Since the new hardware bears a close resemblance to the design of the bargain Centro, the MTR take on ergonomics is especially interesting to those who anticipate using the keyboard heavily.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Samsung Omnia i900 Reviewed by MobileTechReview

Posted by Paul Martin in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/pho...-Omnia-i900.htm

"The Omnia (Latin for "all") in fact has it all: a WQVGA haptic touch screen, quad band unlocked GSM, Euro-only 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radio, DivX certification, a 5 megapixel camera, 624MHz CPU, 8 or 16 gigs of storage and an SDHC microSD card slot. For those of us in the US, the Euro-only 3G takes "all" down one notch. The Omnia works fine on both T-Mobile and AT&T in the US, but you're stuck with EDGE for data. Really, it's hard to imagine that Samsung's flagship PDA phone leaves out triband HSDPA. No carrier offers the Omnia in the US; instead it's sold by online importers for approximately $700 (the 16 gig model sells for approximately $60 more than the 8 gig model). Prices may come down when the phone isn't so new and hot."

Beyond the nice video review, MobileTechReview has done an indepth writeup of the Samsung Omnia i900. With very few actual hardware controls, the i900 relies heavily on the touch-based interface. As noted in the quote above, the Omnia sadly left behind any 3G goodness once it crossed the pond so North American users will encounter more online speed limit signs. Read on to see what Editor-in-Chief Lisa Gade thought, despite the loss of 3G.


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