Treo 670 Running Windows Mobile? It's for Real Now!!!
Lately it appears that one of the favourite hobbies is for some people to spend their time Photoshop’ing Windows Mobile screens on our Treo… even though this one looks pretty decent but conveniently cuts out most of the phone…
This latest one comes via Howard Forums but others have also appeared on PalmAddict and Gizmodo.
I have to admit that we haven’t been blessed much in the way of news about our forthcoming Treo yet but we should all remember that last year it wasn’t until August 25 that the first ‘real’ pictures came out… We’ll therefore have to wait and see what the end of this month holds in store for us…
UPDATE: OMG WINDOWS MOBILE TREO 670 IS FOR REAL!!!
Well, I’ll be damned, we didn’t have to wait until the end of the month after all…
Apparently this Treo 670 will have a 1.3MP camera and will be EVDO capable. Also, with the Verizon logo on it one might assume that this will be the first wireless carrier to release it – no ETA whatsoever though my guess would be a release end of Q4 and an official announcement at the end of Q3…
I did know that it was pretty certain that it was coming but it’s still shocking to see it so suddenly – I guess that I’m going to have to scratch up and dig my head to learn all about Windows Mobile now.
UPDATE 2: SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON
The above, previously released pictures of the Treo 670 are less than great but at least you can get an idea of the main design differences with our Treo 650 which is clearly that while the first is ‘square’ looking the second is ‘rounded’. Overall it’s amazing that they still haven’t been able to get rid of the antenna…
UPDATE 3: PLEASE NOTE that whatever happens in the end, this purported Treo 670 does NOT mean that Palm will stop or discontinue PalmOS based devices. Instead, the company will soon sell one set of devices running PalmOS and another running Windows Mobile. Also, in sharp contrast to others who would like PalmOS to ‘disappear’ I still believe that it has the potential to become one of the most ubiquitous operating systems for mobile devices.
UPDATE 4: A few more pictures of ‘Treo 670’ have been released and I wanted to have a side-by-side comparison with our Treo 650. However, there’s something odd about the size of the screen border on the Treo 670 that I would like to get to the bottom of…
With news like this I’m evidently curious to hear about what you think Treonauts.
In the meantime, I hope that you’ll all have a great weekend and to help you enjoy it a little more I’ve created a special 20% off coupon valid until Sunday, August 7 in the Software Store. Just enter the promotion code LOVETREO in your shopping cart.
Treo 670 (windows smartphone 2005) [Howard Forums]
ComeOn, At Least Put A Little Effort Into It [Gizmodo]
The basis for the Treo 700 [PalmAddict]
Another Future Treo 700? A real Treo 670? [Treonauts]
Another Round of 'Treo 670'... [Treonauts]
Pics and Video of Treo 670 [Treocentral Forum]