1. fatyank's Avatar
    I am currently using a Treo 800W which I enjoy, but I am seriously considering the Touch Pro. I like the larger screen and touch flo as well as a few other features. My question is this: will SpB Shell, SpB Diary and Google Maps apps that I have for my 800w also work on the Touch Pro without having to purchase them again (SpB apps). I am moving over from Palm after 10 years and have only been using WM since September so I am still learning the ins and outs. Everything for Palm was linked to a "user name" so changing devices sometimes was a pain. :eek::eek::eek: Thanks in advance for your help.. Oh yeah, has anyone made the same device switch or vice versa. I would like to know which one you prefer, Treo 800w or HTC Touch Pro?
    12-27-2008 10:34 AM
  2. herg62123's Avatar
    I am currently using a Treo 800W which I enjoy, but I am seriously considering the Touch Pro. I like the larger screen and touch flo as well as a few other features. My question is this: will SpB Shell, SpB Diary and Google Maps apps that I have for my 800w also work on the Touch Pro without having to purchase them again (SpB apps). I am moving over from Palm after 10 years and have only been using WM since September so I am still learning the ins and outs. Everything for Palm was linked to a "user name" so changing devices sometimes was a pain. :eek::eek::eek: Thanks in advance for your help.. Oh yeah, has anyone made the same device switch or vice versa. I would like to know which one you prefer, Treo 800w or HTC Touch Pro?
    google maps will....the current version of google maps is 2.3.0.9 - which has street view

    the others i don't use so i don't know
    12-27-2008 11:53 AM
  3. tostler's Avatar
    Fatyank, I came from a Treo 800w and switched to the Touch Pro. I used SPB shell on the 800 and have not had a need to put it on the Touch Pro. I do use SPB Time, and had no problem with registering the product, so I assume you'll have no problem with Mobile Shell and Diary on the Touch Pro. Just keep the user name the same; device name can be different and you should be fine.
    I miss a few things about the 800. Specifically the excellent keyboard and ringer switch. Other than those two, I love the Touch Pro. It pains me to say that 'cause I'm so brand loyal to Handspring, er Palm that I was willing to put up with the quirks of the 800 (I went through 2 trying to get decent battery life). I hard reset the 800 at least a dozen times in 4 months trying to identify my issues with the thing. After 2 months with the Touch Pro I've yet to reset it once.
    12-29-2008 04:00 PM
  4. bclinger's Avatar
    SPB Backup does not reliably work on my Sprint Touch Pro. Backups take as long as 30 minutes and often times after the reset SPBB displays a prompt that the backup was not good. As a result, I went with the new release of Sprite Backup, only to find that HTC also has their own backup that works well.

    SunnySoft contacts - dumped that because I no longer have a phone button that it recognizes. I used it ONLY for the display list on the 800W.

    DTG the new Windoz release - there are times when the screen craps out and does not properly refresh, not a problem with Pocket Excel. Though PE & PW do not handle sub folders well.

    I gave up on Fizz Alarm and am now using pTravel Alarm. Problem: multiple and unset alarms going off.

    There are bunches of applications on my device that are device dependent, though I have yet to have any problem getting a new code from the developer (other than SunnySoft).

    Before going with the Touch Pro, have you thought of the Treo Pro? The Touch Pro IS NOT a one-handed device and though I like the device, I HATE the slider. I went with the Touch Pro due to quality issues with the 800W - 3 devices...
    01-23-2009 11:27 AM
  5. bclinger's Avatar
    I also gave up on SPB Backup and use Sprinte Backup (paid one) without a hitch at all. I have not tried the HTC application.
    05-21-2009 01:05 AM
  6. xdalaw's Avatar
    I've been having some Spb backup issues with my Touch Pro, too. (Never had issues before with Spb Backup on other devices.)

    Might need to seek out a deal with Sprite to use their product.
    05-21-2009 01:10 PM
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