CA3LE Posted October 29, 2006 CID Report Share Posted October 29, 2006 (see the follow up to this thread at >> http://www.testmy.net/forum/t-17145) Two days ago I picked up a palm treo 700wx (smartphone) and I switched my cell service from cingular back over to Sprint. This phone rocks! At first I was unsure if I would be keeping it but I figured I would give it a try... I figured I had 30 days to see if it was something I could use. Well, I've hardly even put it down since I got it. It has surpassed my expectations as to what it's capable of. After a few choice downloads I'm able to not just surf the net I can do just about anything I need to do to admin my servers just smaller. So far I've been able to SSH into my servers, remote desktop into my office PC and laptop to get to files when I'm away from the house, FTP and get all my POP3 and IMAP4 email right to my phone instantly... and of course do all the fun stuff like listen to music, watch videos, play games, surf the net with full java/images/videos/sound ... I'm making this post to suggest this phone to anyone in the market for a PDA phone. I can tell that this puppy is going to help me stay on top of stuff without being tied to my home office or laptop. I personally would suggest getting the 700wx vs the 700w... they are the same exact phone except the 700wx runs Windows Mobile 5.0 and the 700w runs the Palm OS... for some reason the one that runs Palm OS costs $100 more... doesnLt make much sense IMO. I would think that since palm made the os and they don't have to pay license for it.... eh maybe it's because palm OS has special software. I did notice tha the web browser was better and had java enabled. I had to download a browser called NetFront v3.3 to get java to work myself and it took me quite a bit of research to find it (it works awesome btw) (download NetFront. [edit: nevermind OperaMini is MUCH better, use opera ] You can also se Opera Mini (download OperaMini. Oh did I mention that I made this entire post on it I also ran a speed test (only able to run a speedtest after a java browser was installed, as I said before.. I found that NetFront worked the best but OperaMini is also an option. Mozilla has one called Minimo but I personally had problems loading it... I think that one is more tuned for a pocketPC rather than a smartphone... it just felt laggy and no other application is laggy whatsoever. Funny thing is that the NetFront one that works so good is a Mozilla based browser, lol. But if you'd like to try it here is the link. And here is my speedtest score. After I post this I'm going to run a dual test and post those results below. :::::::::::::::::.. Download Stats ..::::::::::::::::: Download Connection is:: 376 Kbps about 0.4 Mbps (tested with 386 kB) Download Speed is:: 46 kB/s Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1) Test Time:: 2006/10/29 - 2:24am Bottom Line:: 7X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 22.26 sec Tested from a 386 kB file and took 8.406 seconds to complete Download Diagnosis:: May need help : running at only 52.51 % of your hosts average (spcsdns.net) D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-1TRQ4NZYS User Agent:: Mozilla/4.08 (PDA; NF33PPC3AR/1.0) NetFront/3.3 Before you go out and get one.... read the follow up >> http://www.testmy.net/forum/t-17145 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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