I’m still very impressed by the efficiency of Fleishman-Hillard. They contacted me yesterday afternoon and ask if I’m interested in reviewing the Palm Treo Pro. Within less than 2 hours, the phone is delivered to my office. Wow.
So as usual, before I go into my detailed review, here is the first look at the Palm Treo Pro.
The Palm Treo Pro comes in a small box unlike other palm product that I had previously (Palm III, T3 and Tx). I must say that Palm’s product packaging has improved a lot over the years.
The Palm Treo Pro has a very professional look and comes with pretty impressive specs. 320×320 TFT touchscreen, HSDPA, WIFI, Bluetooth 2.0 and built in GPS. Yes, there is google maps too. Sweet.
The Treo Pro comes with a earphone, USB sync cable, a power adaptor with 2 interchangeable plug for both UK and Europe. Great for travelers.
One thing to note is that the Treo Pro is using 3.5mm audio jack unlike most Window Mobile phones that uses propriety port. This means you can use your normal headphone on the Treo Pro without the need of any adaptor.
The thumbpad is almost the same as the thumbpad you see on most Treo phone. At first I thought I would have problem using the thumbpad. But I was quite surprised that I didn’t have much problem using the thumbpad. After all, Treo is famous for its great thumbpad.
The phone fit nicely into my hands. I can actually type with 1 thumb but it is much slower compared to using 2 thumb.
The Treo Pro comes with a removable 1500mAh lithium-ion battery. The specs says it has up to 5.0 hours talk time and up to 250 hours standby. It also comes with a 2.0 megapixels with up to 8x digital zoom and video capture. Remind me to upload a photo taken by Treo Pro in my detailed review.
Like most Treo, there is a stylus at the bottom of the device. The Treo Pro comes with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition. It has 256MB but only 100MB is available to user. It supports up to 32gb microSDHC cards.
Palm is very generous with shortcut buttons on the Treo Pro. There is a volume control button, Camera button, WIFI button, Mute/Unmute button and power button scattered at the side of the phone.
OK, that’s my first look for the Palm Treo Pro. I’ll be reviewing the Palm Treo for 1 month. If you are interested in playing with the Palm Treo Pro, feel free to drop me a message to arrange a meetup. Also, drop me a comment if you have any suggestions on how to review the unit.
Many thanks to Samantha from Fleishman-Hillard and Palm Singapore for sending me the Palm Treo Pro for review.