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Treo 800 New Treo Form Factor First Images!

Update: The Treo 800 is expected to be the new Palm Centro and you can view the first official Palm Centro image here.

After various rumours this past week pointing to a probable release by Verizon Wireless of the Treo 755p in June and a new Treo 800w in August/September we finally [thanks for the images Rick] get the opportunity to see (below) that yet another Windows Mobile Treo might also deliver a completely new, slightly smaller, form factor…

Treo 800w

Even though blurry images are “de rigueur” for such leaks, the above prototype is clearly branded Palm and Vodafone and you can also faintly see the Windows logo at the bottom left corner of the screen.  While the keyboard appears identical to the Arctic Treo 680 the keys are all laid out in a straight line as opposed to the curve on previous models, the speaker at the top center has been “flattened”, the Call Answer/End buttons are much larger while the 5Way navigation button looks distinctly like that on the LifeDrive.  Another noticeable change is the fact that the screen is not square but rectangular (possibly with a resolution of 240x320).  Finally, looking at the comparison image below you’ll notice that this Treo is shorter (by about 10mm) than the current Treo 755p and it is also possible that it could be slimmer.

Treo 800p Comparison

Gizmodo separately reveals (take with a pinch of salt) that Sprint will also carry the Treo 800w which according to its sources will have EV-DO REV A., Windows Mobile 6, a 320x320 display, 256MB flash, 128MB RAM, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS…

Aside from the conceptual Treo image (above left) with a badly (fake) overlaid PalmOS screenshot there is (sadly) currently no indication as to whether this prototype form factor might eventually also be used to produce a Treo 800p.

Although I am naturally very excited to finally see a completely new Treo design I am keen to learn more about what additional hardware improvements have been made as well as anxiously waiting to see significant enhancements on the software and accessories side (both from Palm and 3rd party developers who appear to be asleep at the wheel lately delivering increasingly average products).

Palm Gandolf in Living Color [Morning Paper]
Palm Treo 800w Details Leaked [Gizmodo]

Treonauts always expect something new

Posted by Andrew on June 11, 2007 at 05:38 AM

Treo 800w

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by Deebo | Jul 3, 2007 4:58:20 PM

Morons, both of those pictures above are of the gandolf neither is the treo 800. They are both pictures of the bargain basement treo 'gandolf' for those unwilling to pay for the real thing. This site should have been more careful to be sure they had a picture of an actual 800 and not just post another gandolf pic claiming it is an 800 and they have the first pics...

by Jay | Jul 13, 2007 1:30:32 PM

Is it real Treo 800w?? I am happy that new TREO 800 have included WIFI but it's ugly design and shape.

by Dan | Jul 25, 2007 9:29:17 PM

Well I finally got to try an iPhone. It is really nice for everything but phone and e mail. The sound was fair, the volume was low. The web was sloooooow and what do you do when the battery gets low and you can not get to a charger? Swap out for your spare battery? Duh, I think it is a dud. Perhaps a great video viewer and cute but as far as a phone and for e mail it creats suction.

by Tony | Aug 6, 2007 11:25:17 AM

OK, someone @ Palm's design department was smoking cheap crack -- how can Palm think this new phone design will be winner and customers will welcome without any negativity?

by Benjamin | Aug 14, 2007 11:48:49 AM

Thats got to be a joke, that is an ugly looking Treo. It looks so antiquated!The big buttons need to be small like the previous versions and that space needs to be used with a bigger screen. The entire size looks much smaller which would be really cool. But, the screen and look needs to change:)

by K~ | Aug 14, 2007 1:30:31 PM

My Treo 650 is falling apart but after purchasing the 750 (luv the look) and returning it because I learned that I really prefer Palm os I was hoping that palm would have another option with the palm os soon.... now I see this!?
way ugly way out dated looking and another WM... boo whooooo so sad
I have been thinking of the I phone I have not checked it out in person yet... maybe I should get the 750 again and just buy calander/agenda software? that was the biggest thing .. the calander could not be color coded oh and the keyboard didn't light up that was weird....
*********** Sigh ******************
what to do....
perhaps a cutsie flip phone? and back to the olden days of a hand written agenda book $%#ACK!^#%& what am I thinking.. of course I could get a palm pilot...
for now my 650 is hanging in there i guess..

by Dennis | Aug 21, 2007 12:23:50 AM

I use my Treo 650 for business. I have been in the wireless site acquistion business for 7 years. I want bigger keyboard buttons. I have large man hands, and the little buttons are a frustration. I am thinking about got the the HTC Mogul. Plus the Palm software does not do the job for me. I need the Windows based system for transporting files, excel, etc. In addition, bigger is better, weight is not an issue, function over form is the right motto. I have the system has voice dialing using a bluetooth head set, that would be a great asset.

by travis | Aug 21, 2007 9:45:01 AM

I was thinking about buying a treo 755p but I see it does not have wifi. This new 800 does but the screen is too small, I'm gonna need glasses after a few months of having it. Can someone help me out with this, should I get the 750 and just buy the wifi sd chip and miss out on the cool OS system or buy the 755p and deal without the wifi?

by Roger | Aug 24, 2007 6:11:27 AM

Seriously! This design is hideous! I think the 755 looks great and maybe small changes along with a great new color (like black) would be cool.

by John | Aug 29, 2007 3:16:49 PM

This is not the treo 800. This is the Palm Gryphone or code named "Palm Centro". get the info straight gentlemen.

by Hollywood Jones | Sep 14, 2007 1:52:14 AM

I have the Treo 700wx and I must say that it did not live up to it's expectation. Way too many issue with the MS application. The new Treo 800 looks horrible, something you would find at Walmart (cheap). I hope this is not the actual picutre and this is only a joke. If it is IPHONE here i come....

by FRANKLIN ISMAEL REYES PINTO | Sep 21, 2007 11:30:39 PM


by Jeff D. | Oct 12, 2007 11:32:22 PM

I was hoping the Treo 800p would be the same as the 755p but thinner and lighter. Also get rid of the antenna sticking up.

Other than being so thick and heavy, the Treo 700p/755p is a great phone. It is easy to type on the keyboard and the screen is just right.

Building in GPS software with no extra antennas would also be a nice touch if that was possible.

by Slade | Oct 29, 2007 9:06:20 PM

This is the Palm Centro, NOT the Treo 800

by Jayson M Ferrer | Oct 31, 2007 12:09:29 AM

This treo 800(if it's the real mcoy)is very ugly,it look likes a chinese black market knock-offs!!!i think, i will keep my treo 700 forever!!!!!!!!!

by JP | Dec 20, 2007 9:16:36 PM

boooooo thumbs down

by Diddy | Jan 6, 2008 11:00:42 PM

This is not an advancement. Being one of the few brands out there that have succeeded in a touch screen, to minimalize it rather than embrace it here in this model seems ridiculous and an ignorant move. If apple patented the square would companies not use it anymore? So who's going to be the next company to have a full touch screen so nice and purdy? Will Apple just have a design monopoly? For how long?

by treo fan | May 3, 2008 9:13:21 PM

This phone is revolting to say the least. Release this crap and be ready to go out of business. The centro was truly a disgrace to the palm brand name. I-phone has set the bar. Treo must exceed it to remain in business. There is no room for pathetic looking cell phones for 4th graders in the treo line.

by daknarr | May 13, 2008 2:07:19 PM

Hmmmm...not the direction I was hoping Palm was going to go. When you see what Reach is doing with the Bold, I'll stay with my 700W thanks.

by saif | Jan 1, 2009 3:49:45 PM

At first I thought the centro was a horrible move but now thats not true anymore because this phone beats them all. I think they designed this with an infant in mind because otherwise, no mature human being can actually use this and spend over 20 bucks for it

by Kees | Mar 12, 2009 2:34:27 PM

I've been using treos since the 600 came out. upgraded each time to the newer model as I love the OS from Palm.
The 680 was the best of all. replacing parts is easy and heaps of useful software freely available.
However, hardware is outdated now.
I needed speedier internet (3G) a better camera and a faster processor and GPS..to run TomTom.
i travel a lot, and taking that regular TomTom in my luggage is an extra load with its support and charger.
I have now an HTC touch pro thingy.......
When used to the Palm OS, Windows Mobile is really the worst piece of shit ever made.
You'll need three hands and an extra set of brains to manipulate it. Not talking about endless patience.

If ever Palm would read this....hereby my wishlist.
1 A treo 680 form factor exactly as it is.....was..
2 Faster hardware.
4 Wifi, bluetooth, and infrared.
5 Large batterie. really large..even if thick and clumsy
6 Mini usb
7 High res touchscreen. (680 size is ok)
8 Really good camera
9 flash...that can be used as a tourch.
And leave the crap out. No Apple like stupid interface, no stupid games, no "lets make it fancy"..I just want a working machine..no more no less!!
Blackberry was also an option...but they don't have a touchscreen..and I don't like the OS very much.
Sometimes I think they make phones for kids only...play with it, show off, that's the intention.
This new "Pro" treo...is a complete looser..pro is ment as professional...make it also professional...
Sturdy, modern and simple to use.

Let me know when you guys finally listen to your customers.
It ain't difficult to send all of us treo fans an email to ask for their opinions.
Altough no one makes the ideal phone, treo was very very close to it.

Thanks for listening,first and last time that i add a post.
Regards to all.

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