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  • The MUST HAVE Smartphone….aka my Treo 650 replacement

    Posted on January 24th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    My comparison list is in. This is the list of potential PDA/Smartphones that I am looking at to replace my Treo 650. Along with each device, is the updated (and better organized) list of criteria. So far, based on my research….it looks like the Treo 700p is the winner by a hair. I expected the Treo 750 to take the lead, but it just missed the mark. I think the 2GB limitation for Windows Mobile kept it from taking the lead. To give Apple some street-cred, there are still too many unknowns on that iPhone. I wasn’t able to honestly score the iPhone. Currently, it’s disqualified….but maybe it will make a return once people get their hands on it.

    1st place = Treo 700p 23.5 points (out of a possible 25)
    2nd place = Treo 680 and Treo 750 (tie, what a shock…the old technology 680 ties the new ‘it’ phone. It’s only because I allowed EDGE to count as pseudo high-speed)
    3rd place = iPhone (disqualified due to too many unknowns)

    Treo 700p Treo 680 Treo 750 iPhone
    PHONE 2/3 2/3 3/3 ?/3
    Bluetooth voice dialing X ?
    Speakerphone X X X X
    Custom ringtones X X X ?
    INTERNET 3/3 2.5/3 3/3
    High-speed data (EVDO, EDGE) X X- X X-
    Browser X X X X
    Bluetooth DUN X X X
    PDA 9.5/10 9.5/10 8/10 ?/10
    Bluetooth 1.2 or 2.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 2
    Internal/card storage 4GB + X X X
    Touchscreen X X X X
    QWERTY keyboard X X X
    320 x 320 resolution minimum X X X X
    Camera X X X X
    File Browser X X X ?
    Google Maps X X X
    Bluetooth sync X X X ?
    Removable battery X X X
    EMAIL 2.5/3 2.5/3 3/3 1.5/3
    Outlook sync (calendar, contacts, tasks, mail) X X X
    Push mail (Exchange, IMAP) X** X** X X-
    POP mail X X X X
    AUDIO 5.5/6 5.5/6 6/6 ?/6
    Internet Radio (mp3, AAC+, wma) MP3,
    MPEG-4, MP3, AAC+, and WMA
    A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth) X* X* X ?
    AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control) X* X* X ?
    Background audio player X X X X
    Internal speaker X X X X
    Album Art X X X X
    TOTAL SCORE 23.5/25 23/25 23/25 ?/25
  • How much storage on your Treo

    Posted on January 18th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    In recent stories, Treo hackers have figured out ways to increase the capacity of the SD card slot. The default is 2GB max. Hackers have figured out how to increase this to 4GB and above. They have also figured out how to add support for High-Capacity SD (SDHC) cards. SDHC cards are the same size as SD cards, but have much greater storage capacities. Read the links below for details. This supposedly works on the Treo 650, 680, and 700p.

    No such luck for the Windows Mobile Treos. Those users are stuck with the 2GB max.

    Treo Hackers Bump Up Storage
    By Christopher Price
    Users that have been hacking away at Palm’s Treo lineup have found a way to … By tapping files from the new Treo 680 on Cingular, which has SDHC support, users have been successful in adding SDHC support to the Treo 650 and Treo 700p. … –


    So far, I have added the FAT32.prc to my Treo 650’s ROM. That should allow 4GB SD cards to work. I ordered a card through Neither my Treo nor my Sony laptop recognized the card. I’ve sent it back to the manufacturer for testing and/or replacement. It’s been almost two weeks and no update. Not too happy.

    Check back for an update.

  • ChatterEmail update

    Posted on January 17th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    ChatterEmailThere’s a new update for ChatterEmail. I use this for Exchange Push email, GMail, and POP mail. Works great. As good as a Blackberry. Get ChatterEmail here.


    1. Fixed a problem with POP3 messages with attachment(s) and no text part (messages would need to be reloaded for the change to be apparent)
    2. Fixed a problem with viewing certain mixed text/html messages in POP3.
  • You there?

    Posted on January 12th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Let us know if you are reading the posts at Please add your own posts and comments to existing posts. We are all about the mobile computing world, especially the Treo, Palm, and now the iPhone stuff.


  • iPhony for Palm @ Brighthand

    Posted on January 12th, 2007 Shawn No comments


    Turn your Palm into an iPhone. Full Story & Download

  • Short Treo Antenna @ MyTreo.Net

    Posted on January 12th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Short AntennaThe antenna on the Treo is a distinguishing feature with many benefits. It can help you identify other Treo users from a distance. It can be used as a handle to pull your Treo out of its case. However, if you are like me, you wish your Treo’s antenna was either shorter or not protruding at all. Thanks to a new accessory available from, you can replace the existing antenna on your Treo 650 or Treo 700 with one that’s so short it’s like having no antenna at all!
    Full Story

  • iPhone is here chat @MyTreo.Net

    Posted on January 12th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Full thread is here.

  • Treo 680 vs. iPhone @ Treonauts

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    iPhoneTreo 680Palm Treo 680 vs. Apple iPhone/ is a very interesting editorial over at Treonauts and is one heck of a good editorial and a good comparison. “It’s funny that the iPhone should so clearly have helped me to better recognize the terrific accomplishments that Palm has delivered with our Treo. It may not be immediately perceived to be quite as “cool” as an iPhone but the fact is that the Treo clearly deserves the praise and success that it has already achieved. I have no doubt that the iPhone will be an extremely successful device in its own right – one which will continue to help grow the smartphone space with an even younger generation – but for now at least I certainly don’t believe that it will be a Treo-killer.” Full Story

  • The Pocket Tunes boys @ CES 2007

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Pocket Tunes at CES

  • Treo 700p beats T-Mobile Dash, according to Boston Business

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    Treo 700pBoston Business News gives mention this morning to this report from The Strategy Analytics that the Palm Treo 700P Narrowly Beats T-Mobile Dash Strong Usability Score Gives Treo the Edge. “he Strategy Analytics recently released, “Converged Devices USA: Palm Treo 700P Best New Device, Beating Blackberry Pearl and T-Mobile Dash,” its latest converged device benchmark, reports on results from hands-on consumer testing by the Strategy Analytics Advanced Wireless Laboratory (AWL) Panel in Boston, MA. The Treo 700P, which runs on a Palm OS, achieved top ratings in four out of the five categories tested, including a 15-point lead over the Windows Mobile based T-Mobile Dash for application usability. The Treo 700P also leads for Menu/UI, Input and Display, while the Dash scored highest for Style/Design. As found in previous AWL testing, participants who were unfamiliar with a Blackberry struggled with the steep out-of-the-box learning curve of Pearl. “The majority of participants found the unique navigation style ball of the Pearl difficult to use,” according to Paul Brown, Wireless Analyst at Strategy Analytics. “The Pearl’s semi-QWERTY keypad was also cumbersome for a lot of users, which led to a lot of mistakes being made when they typed an email.” Kevin Nolan, Director of the Advanced Wireless Laboratory added, “Participants were impressed by the look and feel of the T-Mobile Dash. They were particularly enthused by the slim profile.” Full Story

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