Things I miss from my old Treo...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wingnut330, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

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    There are a couple of cool features that I miss from my old Windows Mobile based Palm Treo. Maybe after I describe them you folks can help me find ways to do similar things on the iPhone.

    First, it seems like it takes a lot of steps to place a call on my iPhone. I press the home button, swipe to unlock, click phone, click contacts, click search, type the name, click the name, click the number. That's 8 steps.

    On my old Treo, I clicked to wake the phone, clicked to unlock the phone, and immediately started typing the persons name I wanted to call, then select the number. That's 4 steps.

    Is there a quicker way?

    Second, I really miss the calendar view from my old Treo. When I unlocked my phone all the useful data I wanted was right there for my upcoming meetings.

    With the iPhone, I have to click the calendar app. Is there anyway to view / change the home screen to display upcoming appointments?

    Aside from that (and a few minor glitches like MMS and Copy/paste) I'm LOVING my new iPhone!
     
  2. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    I use a Treo along with my iPhone, and I feel the same way about some of the things you say.

    You can shortcut to the Contacts icon on the home screen, but that's about it. I added some of my more common numbers to my "Favorites" which shortcuts to a certain phone number of a certain person. I find most of the people I call are in my Recents though.

    Still use my Treo for MMSing! Enjoy your new iPhone :)
     
  3. Pedromiguel20 macrumors member

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    For the placing a call problem : You can go in settings->general-->homebutton-> (you choose that when you tap 2 times the homebutton it goes to favorites or phone)

    Add ppl to your favorite contacts - easy and fast way to get straight to the point !

    Home button -> unlock -> double click home -> tap the person
    4 !!! tadada
     
  4. Wingnut330 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah - good tip! Just need to load up my favorites now.
     
  5. Denny Crane macrumors member

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    The Treo was once the best smartphone on the market, IMO. Sadly originality and ingenuity have disappeared from Palm.
     
  6. Wingnut330 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True, but I hate to admit that what I liked about my Treo were the functions Microsoft added. ;)
     
  7. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the same thing regarding the Treo and its home screen today. It'd be nice to have a "dashboard" home screen on the iPhone to show upcoming appointments and stuff similar to WM. Fortunately I don't have too many meetings so it shouldn't be that big a problem for me, but it's something I thought would be nice.
     
  8. Wingnut330 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree 100%. I'm hopeful that an App Store developer might create one.
     
  9. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    Indeed, they turned Windows Mobile into a really nice system. The 700wx was fast, stable, had tons of really nice and unique features. But when I had to choose between the 800w and iPhone, I went with the iPhone because the 800w was just more of the same. Nothing innovative, nothing to justify the $600 I was going to be paying. I agree that dialing a number on the iPhone, in comparison, is a pain. I wouldn't mind being able to get rid of that stupid slider altogether. At least I'd be rid of one less step. Not that I don't like the iPhone, it's very nice, but it still has a considerable amount of catching up to do to match something like the Treo 700wx.
     

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