Treo 800w Tips and Tricks Page Posted
Palm's new Treo 800w is the company's most feature-packed Treo ever. So despite running Windows Mobile 6.1, the 800w certainly stands to garner a fair share of former Palm OS users looking to upgrade to a more modern, full-featured device. But one of the major criticisms most users have with jumping ship to Windows Mobile from the Palm OS (or indeed, during any kind of OS switchover) is having to re-learn formerly instinctive, intuitive commands, shortcuts, and menus.
Via their ChannelSource reseller portal, Palm is attempting to mitigate some of the potential confusion brought about by the 800w's version of WM 6.1 (since to many users, "Palm" is still analogous to Palm OS) by posting a handy getting started guide online. This quick guide, although intended for resellers of Palm devices, makes for a nice overview of the moist basic functions of wi-fi networking, GPS navigation, Today screen contact navigation, and application launching.
The 800w's combination of relatively advanced hardware and the latest build of Windows Mobile 6.1 can certainly be a formidable handful for users who may have used the Palm OS for over a dozen years until it is second nature. Nevertheless, Palm should be complimented for offering these step-by-step guides for both new users and resellers alike. For those wishing to delve even further into the functioning of Palm's newest flagship device, a self-paced learning with visual and auditory guides is available here. Learning guides for additional Palm smartphones are also available here.
Black Treo 800w
Interestingly, a considerably more stylish unbranded black version of the Treo 800w is displayed in the learning guide, suggesting a possible future Alltel or Verizon version or at least an additional Sprint color offering.
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