Leaked: PalmOne Treo 700w

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Date: Tuesday, September 20th, 2005, 09:57
Category: Mobile Phone

PalmOne Treo 700w Leaked!Remember that whole discussion we had about Windows Mobile (WinMo) versus Palm OS? Well it’s heating back up again thanks to Engadget’s leaking the Treo 700w – the Windows Mobile 5-powered successor to the popular smartphone. Palm distributing Windows mobile? Whoa, worlds are colliding.
Anyway, there’s a whole discussion of the Treo 700w over at Engadget and the comments are pretty interesting. Several people want to buy it ASAP while others complain that the reason they bought a Treo in the first place was for the Palm OS (something about viruses in the pocket.)
Read more for my take and a list of pros and cons…


PalmOne Treo 700w Leaked!Remember that whole discussion we had about Windows Mobile (WinMo) versus Palm OS? Well it’s heating back up again thanks to Engadget’s leaking the Treo 700w – the Windows Mobile 5-powered successor to the popular smartphone. Palm distributing Windows mobile? Whoa, worlds are colliding.
Anyway, there’s a whole discussion of the Treo 700w over at Engadget and the comments are pretty interesting. Several people want to buy it ASAP while others complain that the reason they bought a Treo in the first place was for the Palm OS (something about viruses in the pocket.)
My experience with WinMo as a phone was miserable. I purchased an HP h6315 around this time in 2004 because it was the first tri-radio phone on the market (WiFi, Bluetooth and GSM/GPRS). While it sounded good on paper, the 6315′s processor was too slow to run Skype, it crashed a few times a day and if the battery ran out it completely wiped out all the memory – not good for a phone.
Anyway, let’s hope that Palm still plans to launch a Treo 700p for us Mac users.
Pros:
- EV-DO for Verizon and Sprint customers
- Bluetooth
- 64MB Memory
- 1.0 megapixel camera
Cons:
- WiFi only via protruding SD card
- Big antenna
- Thick form factor
- No walkie talkie (PTT)
Questions:
- Size of the display, some claim 240*240, some 320*320 (240 would turn this into a con)
- Voice dialing (missing in the 650)

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