Sprint Treo 800w First Real Image!
Treo 800w for Sprint Now Expected July 13th
Thanks to some more leaked (blurry of course) images it appears that most rumours pointing out that the forthcoming Windows Mobile Sprint Treo 800w would be released in “Charcoal Black” (below) were correct…
For the first time we also get the opportunity to see the Treo 800w actually running Windows Mobile Professional as well as getting a feel for what the device looks like in one’s hand – it apparently feels quite small (just a bit larger than a Centro) and certainly not as thick as I had previously expected.
I also have to admit that whereas my initial take on the new looks of the Treo 800w a couple of weeks ago was less than positive I am actually increasingly warming up to its design. It must be the sheer excitement of a new Treo smartphone release that’s winning me over.
There is actually much to get excited about. For starters there are the high-end Treo 800w specifications that among others include:
- 802.11g WiFi with dedicated On/Off WiFi button
- EvDO Rev A. High Speed Wireless Data Connectivity
- 320 x 320 Touchscreen
- Autonomous built-in GPS
- 2.1 Megapixel Camera
- A2DP Stereo Bluetooth Headphones support
- Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
- USB Sync & Charge Connector (will likely require new accessories)
- Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
- ARM1136 Processor
- 100MB+ Free RAM
Next is the price which is now rumoured to be only $249.99 (with a standard 2 year contract) which should help position the Treo 800w at a rather attractive price point against the likes of BlackBerry devices in an enterprise market increasingly eager to save costs in the current recessionary climate (particularly as Windows Mobile smartphones can connect to MS Exchange servers at no extra cost).
Finally, aside from the Sprint Treo 800w coming out shortly you can also expect to see the Verizon Centro (hopefully this month), followed in September by the Verizon Treo 800w and the GSM Treo 850 for AT&T.
Palm Treo 800w spotted in new pics [via engadget]
Treonauts always want to be first…