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A year or so after the Palm branded Windows Mobile OS smartphones, the Treo 700w and Treo 700wx were released on the CDMA networks, the next Windows Mobile OS smartphone, the Treo 750 has been released on the GSM network, providing the choice to practically all cellular users, regardless of network.
The Treo 750 that I am reviewing is a Rogers Wireless branded Treo 750 running Windows Mobile 6 Professional version. Those elsewhere in the world will likely have Windows Mobile 5 version on the Treo 750. It was only recently that an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 was available, first for unlocked Treo 750 and then, for AT&T cellular customers. Please visit your own local Palm website to determine if an update is available for your locally branded Treo 750.
(EDIT Dec. 16, 2007): Alan Grassia of 1src has written about a Treo 750 update recovery tool on his Grassnet.net blog. Apparently, if you encountered problems when upgrading from Windows Mobile 5 to 6 and “bricked” it, this recovery tool can help get it working again. Check it out here.
You may wish to refer back to my earlier Treo 700w/wx review to provide you with some information of what Windows Mobile 5 offers in comparison to the Windows Mobile 6.
Since the review will be quite lengthy, I’ve decided to put all the video and pictures in this post and reserve my opinions and thoughts for later.
Here are more details (taken from Palm’s website):
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I have decided to break them down into their parts and categories. As usual, I have first provided one which does a quick physical comparison between the Treo 750 and the other Treo devices, then, I have provided a quick overview video of the Treo 750 and finally a multi-part video with more details of the underlying programs.
Quick physical comparison video of Treo 750 and other Treos
Overview video of the Treo 750
Multi-part video of the Treo 750 going over the underlying programs
Goes over the basic overview of the Today screen, hardware buttons.
Going over apps on the Start menu: the Messaging, Calendar applications, Contacts, Inbox.
Discusses the tap and hold pop up menu, goes over the items in the Start Menu: Contacts, Inbox.
Goes over the Windows shortcut, then going into the Programs folder: Games, Office Mobile, ActiveSync
Continues with ActiveSync. Goes over the Calculator, File Explorer, Internet Sharing, Picsel PDF Viewer, Pictures & Videos
Goes over Quick Tour, Remote Desktop, Search, SIM Manager, Sounds, Tasks, Windows Live, Windows Media
Goes over the Settings folder (Personal tab): Buttons, Input, Keyguard, Lock, Menus, Owner Information, Phone, Sounds & Notifications.
Goes over the Settings for Today, Voice Command, Wired Car Kit
Goes over the Settings folder (System tab): About, Backlight, Brightness, Certificates, Clock & Alarms, Customer Feedback, Encryption, Error Reporting, External GPS, Memory, Power, Regional Settings
Continues on with Regional settings, Remove Programs, Screen, Windows Update. Then going over the Connections tab: Beam, Bluetooth, Connections, USB to PC, Wireless Manager. Also, goes over the Help.
Goes over the camera application, hidden audio recorder in Notes application.
Part 2 of my Treo 750 review will focus on a camera comparison of the Treo 750 and the Treo 650.
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