Treo 800w Glimpse at CES
During his keynote presentation at CES a slide behind Bill Gates clearly showed a new Windows Mobile Treo smartphone (image right) that looks quite different to any leak that we have seen before and which many are guessing is none other than the highly anticipated Treo 800w with built-in GPS and WiFi expected to be released in the coming months.
There is no way to know if this image is just a mockup or a final design but initial reactions have nonetheless been very positive. This rugged and robust looking Treo 800w smartphone appears noticeably slimmer than the Treo 750 while retaining a large 320x320 touchscreen and full size QWERTY keyboard.
The only thing that I’m slightly confused about is the fact that the recently leaked Vodafone specifications of a Treo Drucker (future Windows Mobile Treo smartphone) mentions that it will have a “flush screen” when this image clearly shows that the screen is still unfortunately recessed. I thus have to assume that there is the possibility that a Treo 850w may also be in the works.
Purely from a design perspective I feel that Palm urgently needs to release a new line of devices with flush screens in order to make them look considerably more modern, attractive and appealing. The non-touchscreen Treo 500 clearly demonstrated the design benefits of a flush screen and I can’t wait to see a touchscreen version implemented on a Treo or Centro as soon as possible.
Image via WMExperts
Treonauts always want the first glimpse…