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Old 05-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Flip-Flopping Again...TP2 to Treo Pro

I've had every Treo made, and the Pro is the best. Twice now, I have forsaken the pro in favor of the bigger, "better" Touch Pro2.

Once again, the GPS died in my TP2, and it is, once again being replaced. While waiting, I started playing around with my wife's Treo Pro (she's never left...something about usability or some nonsense). Well, I think she's right. Man, can I do everything faster on that little guy. So much so, that I went ahead and bought a "new" (we'll see) one off ebay for $70. My plan is to activate it just after picking up my latest TP2 refurb to keep it pristine.

While I'll miss that big screen, I'm looking forward to going back to the Treo. It seems more like a "tool" than a smartphone, but, at this point, unless I go iOS or Android or WP7, I just need a tool that works.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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I went from the 755p to the TP2. While WinMo offered a lot of improvements in some areas, I missed some things about Palm OS. But what I missed most were the front-facing buttons and all the shortcuts I had programmed for many of them. I'd simply pull my phone out of its holster, press and hold a button, and got the job done. With my TP2 (and even my current E4GT) I have to turn it on, touch the screen here, swipe something there, and ...well, you get the picture.

No, I don't want to go back to Palm OS, but I like to wax nostalgic about it now and again.

I never did get the Treo Pro. I considered it, but when I compared its keyboard to the 755p, I just couldn't do it. I still think the keyboard on the 755p is the best keyboard on a mobile device -- ever.

Good luck with your decision!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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I definitely do miss my Treos from time to time. I was never a fan of the keyboard on the Pro, though. I much preferred the keyboards on the 650, 700, 800, etc.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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End of day two with the Treo, and I can't believe I am so elated! EVERYTHING is so much easier than on the Touch Pro2. While I miss that big beautiful screen, if I'm not going to have an iPhone or Android, I just want it to be easy and work!
Plus, I love using my Palm branded cradle next to the bed. All the 3rd party accessories I bought for the TP2 were just sort of junky.
Glad to be back! When the iPhone5 arrives, I'll think it over again.
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Big screens are overrated, anyway.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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Palm Nexus S back to Treo Pro

i upgraded to the nexus s 4g last year and kept my treo pro as a backup. although i do enjoy android and love how customizable it is, i also found it took more taps and swipes to perform simple functions that i could do with a button push on my treo. battery life was also a constant worry with the nexus as there's a lot more updating going on in the background.

the solution... the seidio 3500 mAh extended battery for the treo pro! i now use the treo pro as my primary communication device and i'm loving it.

i keep the nexus around (mostly in airplane mode) for media, games, android apps, etc... i just hook it up to wifi when i need net access or use wmwifirouter on the treo to sling internet via bluetooth to the nexus.

only drawback of my resurrected treo pro is i can't use the seidio holster because the seidio cover no longer fits due to the new hump on the back. nothing a little mod couldn't take care of.

on the plus side, my sprint bill is $10 less and i can still use google wallet on the nexus.

long live the treo pro!

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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iPhone 5 is here, and I can't pull the trigger!
Long-term update: Treo Pro is working fine. Really ready for something new (jelly bean or iphone), but still having trouble justifying changing my old plan.
Still have that TP2 in my nightstand calling my name. Having weakened yet, but if there was a "good" android to load up, I might try it again.
FRX07 just wasn't quite there when I tried it last, at least not competent enough to use all the time. Doesn't look like there is anything new.
So, for now, I'll wait and take a look at WP8 (not on Sprint) and the iPhone5.
Hate to be left behind, but maybe a while longer...
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I haven't been on here in years but I found this thread to be awesome. I remember my Treo Pro from 2009. Man that was such a good phone. It's was simple times back then. Been on an iPhone4/4S since June 2010. Had a love / hate relationship with the Treo 800w back in 2008 and the Treo Pro was the answer back in the day. Glad someone is still using it.
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