Home | Stories | Reviews | TreoCast | Treo Store | Accessories | Software | Discussion at webOS Nation | Mobile | About | Search
treocentral.com >> Products & Reviews >> Software
Redecorating Your Phone App (and more) with Gx5's Ultimate Phone

Tue Oct 23, 2007 - 10:41 AM EDT - By Harv Laser

Faults, Flaws and Conclusion

The major downside to UP is that not only must it reside in your Treo's limited internal memory, but also it is a whopping 1.5MB in size, roughly five percent of the full memory available for you to use on a 650, or half that on a 700p. Its add-ons (icons) also reside in internal memory, furthering the degradation of usable workspace.

I'm not a programmer, so I don't know WHY Internal installation of this program and its icons is necessary, but to me, it SEEMS silly when I have multi-gigabyte cards in my phones. Palm has to share the blame here too, in the way they continue to equip Treos with so little Internal memory, when, as Forrest Gump might say, "that fruit company" releases a new phone with eight GIG of Internal RAM.. but let's go there some other time. We Treo owners have to live with what they gave us.. somehow..

But that, combined with its integrally weak SMS client make for a somewhat unbalanced "UltimatePhone" experience, though if you are looking for a way to spice up your phone app, if you can live with its somewhat quirky nature, it most definitely does the job as advertised.

Treo accessory store



GUI Aesthetics 5
Usability 3
Functionality 3
Value 3
(not an average)
  • Super slick and sexy user interface.
  • Quick access to contacts via Photo Dialer.
  • Hooks into Blazer and SMS client.
  • Instant web searching.
  • Extremely customizable.
  • Very friendly to stylus-free use.
  • Cons
  • Eats up 1.5MB of Internal ram and cannot live on an SD card.
  • SMS client leaves much to be desired.
  • Uses a lot of screen space - less info on-screen than built-in apps.
  • No scroll bars.. anywhere.
  • Does not use pre-defined contacts categories.
  • Adding icons does not work and causes crashes.

    User Opinions
    Thumbs Up 100% Thumbs Down 0%

    Read Opinions (3)

    Would you recommend UltimatePhone?
    Yes   No  

    Product Info

    Sponsored Links

    UltimatePhone from
    TreoCentral Store

    > Print this page
    > Digg!


    Copyright 1999-2016 TreoCentral. All rights reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy

    TREO and TreoCentral are trademarks or registered trademarks of palm, Inc. in the United States and other countries;
    the TreoCentral mark and domain name are used under license from palm, Inc.
    The views expressed on this website are solely those of the proprietor, or
    contributors to the site, and do not necessarily reflect the views of palm, Inc.
    Read Merciful by Casey Adolfsson