Treo 670 Breaks Ranks: Defects to Windows Mobile

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Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 09:55
Category: Mobile Phone

Palm Treo 670 Runs Windows MobileThe kids over an Engadget have pictures and video of the rumored Treo 670 smartphone from Palm. The main difference is that the 670 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 from Microsoft while the current Treo 650 runs Palm OS 5.4 (a.k.a. Garnet). Also rumored to be on the Treo 670 spec sheet are EV-DO, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel camera, but no word about WiFi. Actual ship date is anyone’s guess because you’ll be at the mercy of the mobile operators while they take six months to “certify” it. Read More…


Palm Treo 670 Runs Windows MobileThe kids over an Engadget have pictures and video of the rumored Treo 670 smartphone from Palm. The main difference is that the 670 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 from Microsoft while the current Treo 650 runs Palm OS 5.4 (a.k.a. Garnet). Also rumored to be on the Treo 670 spec sheet are EV-DO, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel camera, but no word about WiFi. Actual ship date is anyone’s guess because you’ll be at the mercy of the mobile operators while they take six months to “certify” it.
I’ve been toying with getting a Treo 650 from Verizon for a while now, but had a heated argument with a fellow editor who swore that Windows Mobile actually syncs better with the Mac (via PocketMac or Missing Sync) than Palm does – a bold statement indeed. The other argument for the WinCE version (even though they don’t call it that anymore) is the amount of cool applications available for the WinMo platform compared to Palm.
As a Mac user would you sooner purchase a smartphone based on Palm OS or Windows Mobile 5.0? And if it’s because of your platform bias, just say so, ok?
Send me your comments and I’ll update this story with them.
Further Reading:
Anonymous Treo Video Shot and Photos (DavesiPaq)
So who wants a Treo 670 with Windows? (Digibuzz)
A Treo 670 Running Windows Mobile (Yes, Again) (HowardForums)

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