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  • 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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