Another Future Treo 700? A real Treo 670?
After our post last week dreaming up a future Treo 700, it appears that we started a trend and now Treonauts elsewhere are either putting their creative juices to work and coming up with their own designs or unearthing shadowy pictures 'somewhere' in TreoLand.
In this case below, someone by the avatar name Choile over at TreoCentral decided that he wanted a 480x320 screen to fit within the existing Treo 650 body. To achieve this he had to do away with all navigation keys and reduce the 5-Way navigation button to a minimum. While the result is interesting it's obvious that it's not altogether practical though... Still, kudos for the effort.
Out of the blue, in the same forum thread 'DNT' posted the pictures below purporting to be those of "a future Treo 670 running Windows Mobile?!?!?". The story accompanying the post (copied below) makes no sense whatsoever so lending credence to these pictures as a future Treo version should be taken with a pinch of salt and these are much more likely to be images of a pre-production Treo 650 as 'Miradu' points out.
According to 'DNT':
"Actually the next version is gonna be a Treo 670. How do I know? This might sound cazy but some lady was trying to sell these to me a couple a weeks back. Figured they were hot so I didn't want to buy them. But she did let me check them out. From what I could tell it was functional... sorta. I couldn't get the phone to work... Either the ear piece was broken or I was just plain dumb =) So I tried connecting it to my bluetooth and see if I could make a call. It didn't bond. Anyways I check the OS and guess what... It was a Pocket PC one. Wasn't really familiar with it but I was able to see that it only had 32MB of memory too... funny huh? This really must be some pre-pre-pre production model because no one in their right minds would be using 32MB of memory for a pocket Pc. Of course since I wasn't familiar with it and it might had been somewhere else but I didn't see it. It was actually really slugish. I tried to hard reset it but the normal hold the power button and push the reset button didn't work. The one you see in the pic on with the screen on seem to be a GSM model because it had sim slot."
Also, you may have noticed that the keys bear some resemblance to those found on the BenQ P50 - not exactly a reference design... For the moment I'll quite happily stick to my Treo 650 thank you (unless someone comes out to tell me that this one happens to have 256MB of memory...).
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