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Verizon Treo 755p End Of July Release?

Thanks to some leaked images, rumours abound that the long-awaited (and somewhat overdue) Verizon Treo 755p smartphone to replace the ageing but still hugely popular Treo 700p may finally be ready for launch and that we are only within weeks of its official release…

Verizon Treo 755p

Like its sibling already running on the Sprint network, Verizon’s Treo 755p combines the sleek, internal antenna hardware design of devices such as the Treo 680 with the rubberized casing of the Treo 750 (see full Treo Comparison Chart). 

A unique Treo 755p distinction has been its a larger capacity standard battery of 1600mAh compared to the Treo 680/750’s 1200mAh (an Extended Battery is now also available).  Additionally, you can expect to see Verizon’s model offering the  following features along with many additional enhancements:

  • Built-in support for Microsoft Direct Push Email
  • Integrated Google Maps for Mobile
  • Dial-up networking via USB or Bluetooth
  • Support for EvDO speeds
  • 128MB memory (60MB user available) and support for Mini-SD memory cards up to 4GB;
  • 1.3-megapixel digital camera and video
  • Full PDF support using DataViz Documents To Go Version 8.0, which also offers support for native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents;
  • Default data transfer mode, which allows users to be notified of incoming voice calls while using data services, rather than calls automatically going to voicemail.

I have no idea why it’s taken Verizon this long to release its successor to the Treo 700p – particularly considering how well it sold – but I’m naturally delighted to see that the Treo 755p is finally on its way.  Finally, even though some people may still argue whether this is a worthy upgrade most Treonauts who made the jump to the Sprint Treo 755p have reported being absolutely delighted with their decision.

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Posted by Andrew on July 23, 2007 at 10:03 AM

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by Ruben | Jul 23, 2007 10:45:32 AM

I disagree that most Treonauts consider the 755p a worthy upgrade. In fact, from what I have seen most do not consider it an upgrade at all, and some consider it a downgrade, given the smaller battery, and not being to use the existing SD card. I think the 700p can accommodate an 8gb SD, while the 755p's mini SD is limited to 4gb - but not sure about that??
The internal antenna is also a debatable upgrade at best. Some of us actually like the antenna.

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by Andrew | Jul 23, 2007 10:57:20 AM

Ruben - many people used to say the same thing about the Treo 680 but there's no doubt that I found it to be a terrific step up from the Treo 650 - particularly regarding the antenna and slimmer/lighter form factor. The only thing where I can agree with you is that the choice of miniSD is not great for Treonauts who have already invested in standard SD cards.

Cheers, A.

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by Jamie | Jul 23, 2007 11:19:37 AM

Why does the leaked picture show the old version of the "phones main page", with the favorites links on the bottom of the screen. I thought the 755p would be the same as the 680.

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by Tony | Jul 23, 2007 12:09:23 PM

Well, I not only consider the 755p to be a worthy upgrade, I consider it the best Treo I've ever used. I've had the Sprint version since the day it came out, and I couldn't be happier. It's so much better than my 650 (which I loved.)

As for the miniSD issue: since I have a digital camera that uses SD cards, this is a non-issue for me. My camera just got 2 extra backup cards for when I take longer trips. I got a good deal on a miniSD card, and now I'm a happy camper. No big deal.

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by Borszczuk | Jul 23, 2007 12:55:44 PM

Outdated, v2.5 Phone app. How 'cool' is that again. Anyone shall try Treo 680. The comfort of using 680's Phone v3.0B and its SMS app is uncomparable. It's pretty unclear why Palm maniacally stuffs new models with crappy old apps.

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by David | Jul 23, 2007 1:08:04 PM

Anyone know if the Verizon version will have their Navigator GPS? My wife and daughter have cheap, little Moto V325s and have built-in voice/graphic GPS. The 755P looks nice, but I don't want to pay all the money for it and then have to hook up an external GPS.

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by Steve | Jul 23, 2007 1:36:04 PM

Has anyone every posted weather the Palm or Windows version of the 700 series treos is better than the other?

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by danny | Jul 23, 2007 2:01:19 PM

Jamie. The 755p phone app is identical to the 700p. It does not have the new phone app like the 680. I wish too that Palm had updated all the PIM apps on the 755.

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by cliff | Jul 23, 2007 2:24:45 PM

I loved my 650. The 755 is: 1) rubberized and easier to hold onto (no skin needed) the 650 is like a greased bar of soap, 2) Much faster (EVDO), 3) The mini SD can't be shot out by accident, 4) Resets are about 1/4 the number I had on the 650 (I backed up the system Religiously, 5) So, far the 755p has NEVER lost any settings: saved preferences, unsaved, etc - That alone is worth the price of entry - I couldn't even think of putting someone in a Treo with that hassle unless they were techies, 6) streaming audio and video, 7) lot's more memory - no apps on SD card nec. 8) Camera is better, still not great.

Battery life is not great.
PocketTunes is neutered.
The phone app is ancient.
The audio tap in the multiconnector is gone so my Seido adapter doesn't work and I have to allways use the 2.5mm jack.

Also, I wish they hadn't moved the keys around. After 2 months I'm still hitting 650 keys.

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by time | Jul 23, 2007 7:12:06 PM

And why no 3G EVDO RevA support??, thats a shame.
Tim

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by TreoConvert | Jul 23, 2007 9:10:16 PM

This is more of the same, incremental upgrades rather than something awe inspiring, Palm has been at it for a while, its pathetic that they couldn't come up with something similar ot the iphone. Shame on Palm for giving us the same treo for the last 4 years with only marginal upgrades.

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by Maynard | Jul 23, 2007 11:47:00 PM

Agreed. Palm has not provided the next evolution of smartphone with the 755p. Now that I have experienced the 650, 700w, and now finally the 700p as my main work tool, IT IS ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS to purchase/upgrade to the 755p. What is lacking with the current line is WIFI Capability, thin design, bluetooth enhancement, and a host of other items I could spend hours getting into. If I had not switched providers, I would have/should have stayed with my 650, as there are very few noticeable improvements that came with 700p. I'm waiting for the next "it" factor from Palm, which I'm wondering when it will occur.

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by Nathan | Jul 26, 2007 6:32:36 PM

Steve,

You can find a comparison of the 700p and 700w at http://www.brothersontech.com/blog/nathan/palm-treo-700p-700w-comparison

I prefer the p, but I'm a longtime palm os guy.

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by Bart | Jul 27, 2007 10:43:37 AM

Andrew, I'm sorry but I disagree that the 755P is a worthy successor to the 700P. 650--->700, yes, a tremendous upgrade. But the 755 and 700 are virtually identical according to the comparison chart (see link). Ever so smaller but making my SD cards obsolete is a bit like all the old Palm pilots that had to have a new sync/charger cradle everytime you upgraded. And, I am one of those wierdos who actually likes the antenna; it helps me orient the device during the night or when I'm driving {;>)

Of course, I am only comparing the specs and have not actually had my hands on a 755 yet. the one thing that would make me get the 755 (started to say "upgrade") is if it is more stable. I'm sick of random resets 8-10 times a day with the 700P

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by joad | Jul 30, 2007 6:05:30 PM

I don't miss the antenna (as long as they aren't dumping any more radiation on us than they were - it was at the max).

But the bad planning of MiniSD, less battery life, and removal of reset hole really make the 755 a downgrade on many levels.

However, the 755 seems to be MUCH more stable than the 650 as well as the 700p. Making us repurchase our devices and extend contracts was a sneaky move by Palm and Sprint, but that's the nasty edge of sapitalism - using bad design as a profit area against your customers.

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by Len | Jul 30, 2007 7:15:52 PM

From the information above the Verizon version of the 755P is due out at the end of July. Today is the 30th and I stopped by the Verizon store today and they had no information on a date. Anyone have any update?

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by YT | Jul 31, 2007 1:22:02 PM

I called verizon a couple of days ago and there were no updates as to when the phone was supposed to come out. (if at all) there was nothing on the lists. Also saw some posts that the phone might be coming out in September? Man I keep hoping this phone will come out soon!

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by TMAN | Aug 1, 2007 7:48:49 PM

I got the 755 from SPRINT about month ago, and returned it after 3 weeks. I had been using a Tungsten E2 for 3 years now, and an old Moto V400, and I was looking forward to combining the phone and the PDA in one single device. I have to say I was DISAPPOINTED by the 755.

Negatives:
1) Sound quality was poor. I'm not sure if it was the phone or SPRINT. SPRINT offered to swap the phone and give it another try, but after having to wait 20 min and more on the phone to get to their customer service everytime I called, I just didn't want to have to deal with them anymore...I'll try it for 30 days at Verizon when it comes out...

2) It was reseting itself a lot. The first few days (when I was playing with it a lot) as many as 3-4 times a day ...

3) If I didn't have signal, it would take a long time (up to 10 seconds) to respond when I was trying to change applications...I guess the phone was busy trying to acquire signal and was ignoring everything else

4) The battery life SUCKS: the first few days when I was giddy and using it a lot, it wouldn't even last a whole day...

5) I used a JABRA BT250 as headphone, and that too was crappy...again not sure if it was the 755 or the headphone.

POSITIVES:

1) Having Internet access on the phone ROCKS !!! I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT !!!

2) .....hmmm, nothing else comes to mind...

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by ron | Aug 2, 2007 7:06:04 PM

I heard a "reliable" rumor that some Verizon salespeople have recently received their test versions of the Treo 755p . . .

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by Greg | Aug 3, 2007 11:38:06 PM

I am absolutely delighted with an upgrade from 650 to 755p. I cannot believe how much more I've got.

1. Lighter device -- very noticeable difference.
2. Slimmer -- not as much as lighter, but still.
3. Antenaless - awesome.
4. Brighter screen -- nice.
5. Fast internet on the same old basic data plan for $7.50 a month (I have 2 lines and data plan on only one). My friends on ATT/Cingular are speechless.
6. Sound quality: incoming -- loud enough to use in very loud environments, kinda like old non-smart phones... Outgoing -- no difference from my old 650 which never got any complaints and was used as a "land-line" (biz) phone.
7. I'm in DC area, and the coverage and signal strength on Spring are exceptional here. People tell me I'm on a land line phone all the time (not literally those words by you get the drift). The signal strenth on the 755p is much better than my 650, which was already enough. In my house I used to have 2 bars, now I have 5 on 755p.
8. Lots of built-in cool apps, including some free Sprint TV (several channels).
9. Battery life is great -- I don't see a difference from my old 650.
10. Huge amount of memory, including a single 4GB miniSD card, where I now have my TomTom and all the music and video. I was already using mini-SD with adaptor in my 650, so no need to buy new cards...

Seriously guys, this is a worthy upgrade, i think even from 700p, given the form factor. But of course, the price may bee too steep for some, so think of some creative ways to upgrade...

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by Scott Diamond | Aug 6, 2007 2:54:27 PM

I've seen info posted on another website that the phone will be launched on Sept 4th.

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by Gary | Aug 9, 2007 12:22:53 AM

Just spoke with Verizon tech support tonight for help with my 650. The guy said they have already been trained on the 755, so it should be out shortly. Not sure if that means days, or a month.

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by Wells | Aug 14, 2007 6:41:40 PM

Spoke with a Verizon tech and who told me there was not any 'hot news' listed in their system- apparently that comes when the phone is within 5 days of release. If you're trying to get a sense of when the date is approaching I would echo Gary and speak with tech support- customer service doesn't know anything (period) even the supervisors.

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by XM | Aug 15, 2007 1:06:43 PM

anyone hear any news on when the Treo 755 might be released now?

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by nb | Aug 16, 2007 2:18:43 PM

About to purchase Treo from Verizon and am wondering if I should wait for the 755p or settle for the 700. Any insight ?

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