Treo 850 Specifications Leaked
Palm Treo 850 Specs: Built-In WiFi + GPS Confirmed
A more complete set of specifications for the future Treo 850 have now surfaced and these point not only to a rather high-end device for what’s inside but also a very elegant Palm smartphone on the outside.
In fact, the Treo 850 promises to become one of the thinnest Touchscreen + Keyboard smartphones in the world (see below) when it is released (hopefully at the end of July) thanks to being only 14mm thick – a full 25% slimmer (4.6mm less) than the already small Palm Centro.
The image comparison below shows the Treo 850 roughly to scale with the Centro. The first measuring D14mm x W60mm x H113mm compared to the D18.6mm x W53.5mm x H107.2mm of the Centro. Thus, aside from its slimness, the Treo 850 is 6.5mm (12.5%) wider and some 5mm (5%) longer than the Centro which guarantees both a larger screen and keyboard that business users will demand. I also expect the Treo 850 to weigh only between 100–120 grams (some 33% less than the existing Treo 750 that it replaces).
The rest of the Treo 850 specifications are similarly exciting with:
- Built-in assisted-GPS receiver
- Built-in 802.11 b/g WiFi
- 320x320 pixel resolution touchscreen
- GSM, EDGE radio
- High-speed UMTS HSDPA 3.6 data connectivity
- microSD slot under the battery
- 2 Megapixel Camera
- 1500 mAh battery (that should provide 5.5 hours+ of talk time)
- a micro-USB connector for both power and sync
- Bluetooth 2.0 EDR + A2DP (allowing you to use Stereo Bluetooth Headphones for wireless music)
- 256MB NAND-Flash (with over 175MB available to use) + 32 MB SDRAM
- Runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Overall I have to admit that the more I learn about the Treo 850 the more I like it. Its looks are very appealing with the slick black body – one that now happens to be ultrathin and ultralight – and there’s absolutely nothing to fault in its high-end specifications. I reckon that it may very well prove to become one of the most successful Windows Mobile Palm smartphones to date when it is released at the end of July.
Separately, the Treo 850 also represents the single largest and most significant design “jump” that Palm has made in quite a while and may finally be indicative of a completely new design culture at the company – one which will hopefully deliver a range of stunning devices running the new NOVA operating system in 2009. It’s certainly encouraging and refreshing to see Palm slowly but surely moving on the right track again.
Finally, considering the significant design gap between the Treo 800w and this Treo 850 I am increasingly inclined to think that the Treo 800w is nothing more than an early prototype that Palm has now completely discarded in favour of the Treo 850. Having said this, it is still remotely possible that the Treo 800w will be a CDMA-only smartphone destined for Sprint and Verizon while the Treo 850 will be a GSM-only model for AT&T. We’ll just have to wait and see…
Treo 850 Specs [via TamsPPC]
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