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Oct 29, 2009, 12:52 PM

Any Problems Syncing Treo 850w to Dell E6400?

Hey all...

I am able to connect this Treo 850w to just about any workstation except for a Dell E6400 laptop. Sprint and Palm both say they have not heard of any issues yet so I figured I'd ask here.

When I connect the Palm device to any USB port on the E6400 laptop you can see the new drive show up under Explorer, but then it quickly goes away again. Then it comes back... then it goes away... over and over again and you really cannot do anything with it.

I have tried logging in as different users to the laptop and tried safe mode, both produced no change. Again, the Palm connects to other workstations and laptops without an issue, and I can connect any other phone/USB device to this laptop without a problem so I'm starting to ...

Sep 18, 2008, 1:42 PM

Help needed...multiple 800w issues

Hello everyone…

Has anyone who has the Treo 800W had any issues with the phone? I have been through 5 within 3 weeks and am beginning to think that another phone may be the way to go for me…

I have had issues with my contacts being deleted and the screen going blank ever few hours and not responding to anything but a soft reset…Has anyone else experienced these issues or something similar?

The people at the Sprint store have been great and swapped it out when I go back but I feel terrible that they keep having to do that…

Any advice?

I appreciate it…

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Feb 11, 2009, 1:15 PM

Data Card and freezing woes

I have two persistent problems and am wondering if anyone has similar experience or suggestions.

1) My 8GB HD Data Card frequently becomes "unreadable" beyond one or two directory levels. I go to use the file browser to look for and all directories on the data card appear to be empty or contain only subdirectories, no files. A soft reset fixes the problem.

2) Often times my phone just locks up -- stops responding to anything. Again, only a soft reset fixes this.

Both problems are happening at least once per day.

Anybody have any comments ?


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Jan 18, 2009, 9:43 AM

New User Question

Please forgive me for my ignorance - I am not currently a user of these types of phones. However, I am getting an 800W this week specifically because I need to have access to my business e-mails as soon as they arrive. My question is - I just watched the quick info video on the 800W and they specifically said that you can "read Outlook e-mails as they arrive". Does that mean that I cannot read (or get alerted to) OTHER e-mails (such as AOL) as they arrive?
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Apr 29, 2009, 9:30 PM


I am on my 6th Treo 800w (3 in the last 5 days)and Sprint cant do anything but give me a refurb which is understandable. So I call Palm and they tell me it will take 10 days if I send it in for repair OR they can send me a warranty replacement for 29.99 (why would I do that if Sprint keeps doing it for free)? THEY THEN told me that it was Sprints network as to why the phone doesnt work AND I should of researched the phone before purchasing a phone that I do not know how to use. I found that VERY insulting! When is enough enough? Am i going to keep getting a crappy phone replaced over and over and Palm not do anythign about it? I know why Palm sucks. They make phones that are crap and dont do anythign about the ones that dont work. I was real...

Mar 19, 2009, 4:55 AM


I think MAYBE one of Sprints biggest FAILURES!! GO PALMTREOPRO!!!

Dec 26, 2008, 10:51 AM

Custom Ringtones? Mp3 ringtones? help please!


This isn'tlike the normal wm phones where you can just copy and drag files to the rings directory. Does anyone know how to customize ringers? In settings it's already set as the desired file but it still defaults to the treo ringtone. Please get back to me with this!


Jul 22, 2008, 1:26 PM

Charging Issues?

Anyone else experiencing charging problems with their 800w? I thought my car charger was defective or the wrong one (bought from Sprint store, but it wasn't the one that was suppose to be for 800w, just the one they had that they said worked with it). Basically it will charge while it's on, when the screen goes dark (sleep mode, whatever) then it stops charging. Within a minute or two the screen will come on again, but just a white screen, it will charge then a minute or two later the screen is off again and the unit is not charging.

Again, I thought this might be the car charger until I noticed it doing this when plugged in at my desk.

I charge it overnight in a drawer in my nightstand and I'm assuming since it does this in the car a...
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Nov 8, 2008, 2:52 PM


knowhere can we find a way to view youtube on this device. We have went ot XDA_Developers, ppc geeks and more. Is there software to view youtube for a 800w windows mobile phone. It should play it now with 6.1 but it does not.. Please help.
5 replies

Sep 6, 2008, 7:09 PM

Treo 800w better than BB Curve?

Hi folks, I currently have a BB Curve on VZW. Is the Treo 800w a better phone for those who have owned or used both models?
5 replies

Sep 16, 2008, 6:12 PM

great treo sites?

i just got my 800 and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for sites with great treo 800 updates, apps, homebrews, hacks, etc

so far i love this phone. i had a 650 and i finally decided to give in and buy the 800w.
no regrets here. and the battery life isnt that bad, u just need to end tasks so they dont run in the background
2 replies

Jul 16, 2008, 11:58 AM

Skype Mobile on the Treo 800w??

Does Skype for mobile phones work on the Treo 800w? If so, can I use Skype mobile when using either the EVDO or WiFi internet connections? Does it care which conncetion is in use?
4 replies

Jul 22, 2008, 2:59 PM

Did anyone return their Instinct for the TREO 800w?

And why?

Just curios because I was promised a lot more from the Instinct at the store only to later find out that Sprint had no intention of providing what I wanted. I at least wanted the ability to read email attachments. I didn't need the ability to edit them but at least read my Word, Excel, or even PDFs while I was mobile. That was my breaking point.
3 replies

Jul 23, 2008, 8:21 AM

Treo 800 cases

are there any form fitting cases for this phone i have basically been everywhere on the web and cannot find one, has anybody found one yet?
3 replies

Jul 28, 2008, 12:02 AM

VZW Version When?

So the 800w will hit VZW on?
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Aug 11, 2008, 9:18 PM

Treo 850w?

I've seen pictures on the internet about a possible update of the treo 800w, I know it just came out - but google treo 850w and see what it brings up - it seems like its from overseas but who knows.

Does anyone have any speculation about this? I don't want to invest in the 800 if the 850 is coming out in a few months.

3 replies

Aug 16, 2008, 10:31 AM

Palm Treo 800w vs Iphone

I am unable to decide weather to get treo 800 or iphone.
My contract is over with cingular either I can switch or go to another carrier .

I am going to get instinct but that doesn't supports push exchange email.

Does treo800 has built in gps also ?
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Aug 20, 2008, 7:57 PM
over in the "Review: Palm Treo 800w" discussion:

Can Phonescoop ever review anything without constant comparisons to the Iphone?

It is incredibly annoying 🤨 😕
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Aug 19, 2008, 8:40 AM

New Treo Pro!!!!!

Does anyone know if Sprint will have this amazing phone?!! If you haven't seen it,check out this link: http://www.phonemag.com/palm-treo-pro-live-ph otos-more-spec-details-084221.php
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Aug 16, 2008, 9:47 AM

Will the 800p work with a Mac?

I was wondering if anyone has tried to use the 800p with the Mac for synching purposes and file transfers. Or is it pretty much user unfriendly.
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