Monday, January 14, 2013

Palm Treo 700w Verizon Phone Overview

The Palm Treo 700w Verizon Phone is the best phone in Pocket PC clothing to date. Its superb ergonomics and usability tweaks make it a joy for calls and one-handed operation. While not as streamlined as the Treo 650, Palm did a more than admirable job making the Pocket PC super phone-friendly. And the 700w isn't that far behind the Palm OS version in one-handed operation; just a keystroke here and there. Windows Mobile brings a great deal of power and strong networking muscle to the table, which is worth the small usability tradeoffs if you're hankering for a bit more than the 650 can do.

Palm Treo 700w Verizon Phone
Palm Treo 700w Verizon Phone | CellularCountry
However, the 240 x 240 resolution is a big minus: most all applications are designed for 240 x 320 so you'll deal with basic incompatibility hassles if you're a third party software fan. While software developers are updating their software to support 240 x 240, nothing ameliorates the lack of screen real estate: you're seeing less on screen compared to other Pocket PC Phones, Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones and the Treo 650.

The Treo's other shortcoming is memory: the device has only 32 megs of RAM when 64 is the standard these days. RAM is used by Windows Mobile 5 in the same way a computer uses RAM: it's where running programs live. Run too many and you'll get an out of memory error or slow downs. Though we ran IE, Messaging, File Explorer, Pictures and Videos while Voice Command was running in the background and had no problems. A caveat: WM doesn't actually stop a running program when you press the close box, it merely minimized it. After a few days, you may well have ten programs running without knowing it. Use the memory applet or a third party utility to close programs when you're done with them or plan on rebooting the Treo every few days to clear out memory.

Is the Palm Treo for you? That depends. The Palm Treo 700w by Verizon is a phone first and a PDA second, while competitors like the XV6700 are a PDA first and a phone second. If you're a heavy phone user and not an uber-PDA geek, the Treo is a fantastic choice. If you're a serious Pocket PC user who's accustomed to running several applications at once, like to watch videos, have a lot of apps that haven't been updated to support 240 x 240 or simply can't live with even less resolution than your current Pocket PC, then the Treo likely isn't for you.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Casio G'zOne Rock Rugged Phone for Verizon

Built to military specifications, the Casio G'zOne Rock Phone for Verizon Wireless is ideal for highly-mobile and active users who want access to Verizon's always-on Push to Talk service. Made to survive extreme shock, water and dust environments, this rough and tough clamshell phone can meet the strain of an ardent fisher, hunter, hiker or climber with its six-mode G'zGear software – featuring Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Thermometer, Astro Calendar, Sunrise Sunset and Tides.

Casio G'zOne Rock Rugged Phone for Verizon

The G'zOne Rock is compatible with the V cast Music with Rhapsody service, that permits you to get songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network, and the V cast Video on Demand service that allows you to watch full-length TV shows and news, sports, weather, and live entertainment video clips. You'll stay on course because of the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service, and be able to track employees and colleagues with the Verizon Wireless Field Force Manager service.

The Casio G'zOne Rock Rugged Phone for Verizon is ready to handle life's most difficult obstacles whereas providing directional data, Push to talk capabilities and connectivity over the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G network.

Some features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, microSD memory expansion (up to 16 GB), Bluetooth property for hands-free devices, stereo music streaming, and tethering a laptop, access to mobile e-mail and instant messaging services, and up to five hours of talk time.

Product Features
  • Ruggedized clamshell phone that's shock-, dust-, and water-resistant; outdoor software tools include earth compass, thermometer, and more
  • Talk instantly to friends and colleagues using Verizon Wireless Push to Talk network; GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions; access V Cast Music (with Rhapsody) and Video services
  • 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion to 16 GB; access to personal email and instant messaging services
  • Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 630 hours (26.25 days) of standby time; 80 hours of PTT standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, device lock tool, charging cradle, quick start guide, user manual

  • Size (LWH): 4.1 inches, 2 inches, 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 4.48 ounces
Product Features
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Phone Book Capacity: 400 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 230 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 384 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion