treo 800w or hero?

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by bluelizard, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. bluelizard

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    I have the 800w and want to switch to a hero. any suggestions?
     

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  2. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member
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    Woah, woah, woah...too many details in that post :)

    What kind of suggestions are you looking for? What are you looking for in a smartphone? What are your requirements?
     
  3. bluelizard

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    there are so many bugs with my 800w and I am looking for something that has more uses (ie apps) and is slightly more stable. What does rooting mean?
     
  4. pwabbit

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    My daughter's 800w is nothing but a problem. My wife has the Touch Diamond and it is doing pretty well. I own a Sprint Hero. That phone is awesome. Going from a 800w to a Hero is like going from a bicycle to a Porsche. Are you sure you can adapt to that handling ability? ;-]
     
  5. bluelizard

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    Got it...love it now trying to get used to the keyboard and need q program to customize fingers from mp3 files to customize ringers for specific people
     
  6. sfox

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    Only suggestion on that switch is DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Had the 800w for about a year, and while I LOVE the form factor, the absolute and utter lack of support available for that phone, even since it was new, has been terrible. I was really worried about the lack of the keyboard on the Hero, but got over that very quickly. The only things I miss from the 800w is the hard volume button on the top, Skyfire browser, and my GMAIL was actually more functional on it :( Bluetooth was just aweful on the 800w, not much better on the Hero IMHO, but the addition on the headphone jack is a godsend.

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  7. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member
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    The Pro is much better than the 800w. If you're an intensive PIM user on win mob you'll have some frustrations and growing pains migrating to Android.

    Outlook sync isn't native. Memo and task sync isn't native and doesn't exist except for tasks if you use exchange. Calendar and contacts are very watered down. Webmail is only fully functional if you use gmail. The phone part isn't stellar either. If you can work around and compromise, the customization of the OS is very nice.
     
  8. Brat

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    I loved my Treo 800w but after trying out the Hero and having so much trouble with the virtual keyboard, I went with the Samsung Moment. I was a bit unsure going from the Treo that I could use with 1 hand to a slide out keyboard, but I absolutely LOVE this phone and am glad I made this choice. :D
     
  9. pwabbit

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    Since I started using Shapewriter almost full time, I would hate going back to a physical keyboard. Also on a side note to an earlier post, how can anyone see those dimly lit blue keys on the Moment. It's probably just my old eyes.
     

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