OMG!!! Treo 650 Ace Pictures are Here!!! [NOW FULL SIZE]
The forthcoming Treo 650 (Ace) has now finally been photographed and made public - well sort of as there's still no official PalmOne release for it...
FRONT: Dedicated call buttons (left/right). Voice Record Button?
BACK: Digital Camera (1.3MP but no flash...) is now also Digital Video Recorder? OMG... what is that... a removeable battery!? Is that a lens cover?
Wassup with the keyboard and the change of key shapes?!?! The keys on the Treo 600 are UNIQUE which translates into competitive advantage (it's a defining signature of the Treo line) - change for change sake is just dumb design... bring back the old keys please (albeit with backlighting)... at the very least keep the overall shape and flatten them if you want P1...
Totally Different Keyboard Backlighting System: Now this is wicked cool!!! + Looks like our screens will be centered now!
TOP: Bigger IR window... what's that about? SIM card slot... What does it mean for CDMA? ++NEW That slot is _much_ bigger than a standard SD card slot... is there some new card standard in the making? Please G, let it be a 4GB card of some sort... for $250...
BOTTOM: Houston... we have a bigger port...
Casing is great! Please don't release it in charcoal... Same footprint as Treo 600...
I wonder what that second side button is... some are saying PTT (Push-to-Talk)... That would be cool...
So, what will we be getting with our super dupy new Treo 650? Well, some things we had a clue about from this earlier image release:
Some things we didn't know about and are currently still just 'rumours':
- Totally Different Keyboard Backlighting System
- Video Recording Built In
- 1.3 MP Camera
NO IDEA YET AS TO:
- EvDO or EDGE...
- Voice Dialling
There's also some angry news for current Treo 600 users in that there's (as the originator of these picts described on the treocentral forum) going to be a "TOTAL INCOMPATIBILITY WITH ALL ACCESSORIES. They simply will not work... not any... not even one (save universal headsets) Cradles... chargers... not gonna work... Pocket Keyboard? Also no."
Am I the only one familiar with a company called Dell who learned long ago that both consumers and businesses welcome the flexibility to have multiple interchangeable parts between devices (read COMPATIBILITY) and that this translates into higher sales (anybody study network economics?)
More as soon as we get a minute! Will be updating about every 15 minutes until we exhaust all information...
[All original images via treocentral forum Thanks Michael!]
[Sprint PPT Slide via pdaPhoneHome forum]
[Large retouched photograph via Engadget]
[Images are also mirrored here]
Have you had any other sightings of the Treo 650? Please let us know in the comments area below or drop us an email... Cheers!
FLASH! First ever "treonauts Gold Award" goes to WeeBitObsessed for his outstanding contribution to all fellow treonauts for releasing the first images of the Treo 650. Congratulations!
UPDATE: For those of you that don't yet own a Treo 600 (get one now!) or if you're thinking of buying a Treo 650 when it is released and you would like to learn more about the amazing phone, business and entertainment capabilities of the Treo line I strongly recommend that you read one of our most popular earlier posts.