Treo 500 - The Thinnest Treo Yet!
Thanks to an image released by retailer The Phone House in The Netherlands at last we have confirmation that the new Treo smartphone which is due to be officially launched in Europe this Wednesday will be called Treo 500.
The Treo 500 running Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition will come with a 240×320 screen, 150MB of memory and high speed 3G wireless data connectivity will be possible thanks to UMTS. The expansion slot will be MiniSD, just like the successful Treo 750.
More importantly, the Treo 500 is the thinnest and slimmest Treo yet at only 16mm (0.63”) – a full 6mm (nearly 25%) less than the Treo 750 – while the remaining dimensions are 61mm wide and 110mm high (+3mm and -1mm respectively compared to the 750). Much like equivalent competitors such as the Blackjack, Dash or Q the Treo 500 also will not have a touchscreen (another first for Palm).
Finally the Treo 500 also benefits from an upgraded 2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth has been improved to v2.0 which should make it a lot faster and easier to connect all those Bluetooth accessories such as a headset or GPS. Also, the Treo 500 smartphone will be available in dark grey (pictured above) and white.
More news to come when Palm make the whole thing official this Wednesday…
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