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Treo Pro Images & Specifications

Stunning New Palm Treo Pro Smartphone Demonstrates Completely New Design & Delivers Greatest Set of Hardware Specifications Yet With Flush Touchscreen + WiFi + Fast 3G + Full Keyboard in Ultraslim & Light Body

Following the revelation of Palm’s new Treo Pro smartphone last week we now get a huge gallery of beautiful images (not blurry for once) and more detailed information on the specs that this beautiful latest Windows Mobile device will offer when it is released (possibly within weeks).

Treo Pro

For starters the Treo Pro will offer the first Palm smartphone with a completely flush touchscreen (finally no more dirty and dusty recesses to clean).

Treo Pro - Navigation Buttons Treo Pro - Keyboard

The Treo Pro is also the first high-end Treo model to sport the same excellent “rubber sheet” keyboard previously found on the Centro (it will be slightly wider though to accomodate big hands).

Treo Pro - Back

At the back Palm has finally done away with the somewhat useless “mirror” that was designed to take self-portraits and now offers a much simpler, cleaner and more elegant circle for the 2.0 megapixel camera lens.  Additionally, the large back speaker typically found at the center is now moved to the left via a thin rectangle and the Palm logo is now embossed.

 Treo Pro - Palm logo Treo Pro - Camera

Treo Pro - Comparison

In terms of size, the Treo Pro is comparable in width and length to previous Treo models even though the screen is now moderately smaller (albeit retaining the 320x320 pixels high resolution).  More importantly, at only 14mm thick the Treo Pro is the slimmest touchscreen Palm smartphone yet (it’s a full 25% slimmer than the Centro pictured below).  Also, I fully expect the Treo Pro to weigh only between 100–120 grams (some 33% less than the existing Treo 750 that it replaces).

 Treo Pro - Ultraslim Treo Pro - Thickness

Another unique addition (image below) is not only a microUSB sync & charge connector but also for the first time a full 3.5mm stereo headset connector which will finally allow you to use any one of the thousands of available headsets without the need for a 2.5mm stereo adapter.

Treo Pro - Sync & Charge Connector + Stereo

At the same time, the Treo Pro retains the excellent Silent Slider and Power button configuration at the top of the device while a new dedicated WiFi button is found on the side and a microSD memory card slot is also available.  Also, Palm has finally decided to include a solid steel stylus instead of using plastic.

Treo Pro - Power & Mute Buttons

Treo Pro - WiFi + microSD

Two other unique design changes (images below) on the Treo Pro include a full back cover (instead of just battery cover) which has been implemented to ensure slimness and also a slot for the stylus which is now found at the bottom of the device instead of the top.  Separately, Palm has also reintroduced a dedicated “reset button” behind the cover at the bottom left of the battery.

 Treo Pro - Back Cover Treo Pro - Stylus

Last but not least, the Treo Pro introduces an ultraslim 1500mAh battery which provides 30% more power than the 1150mAh found on both the Palm Centro and Treo 800w – something which should make a lot of power hungry Treonauts very happy.

 Treo Pro - Battery Treo Pro - Sim Card

The latest full Treo Pro specifications now include:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Processor: 400Mhz
  • Memory: 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Stereo Bluetooth capabilities
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixels with 2x zoom and video capabilities
  • Touchscreen: 320x320 pixels
  • Memory Expansion: support for up to 32gb microSD cards
  • Integrated WiFi (802.11 b/g) with dedicated side button and assisted-GPS
  • Full Tri-band 3G data connectivity + Quad-band GSM
  • microUSB connector + full 3.5mm stereo headset jack 
  • Power: 1500mAh battery (should provide 4.5 hours of talk time and over 300 hours of standby time)
  • Dimensions: D14mm x W60mm x H113mm

 Treo Pro - Reset Button Treo Pro - Wireless Manager

In addition to the reintroduced dedicated Reset button (above left), the Treo Pro also includes an enhanced Comm Manager software (above right) which allows you to quickly access settings such as Airplane Mode, Phone, Bluetooth, WiFi, Microsoft Direct Push as well as Data Connection.  

 Treo Pro - Memory ManagerTreo Pro - Telenav

Additionally, a new Memory/Task Manager directly accessible via an upper-right drop-down menu in the Today screen (above left) allows you to quickly view and manage the memory allocated to various open applications. 

Separately, some of the pre-installed software found on the Treo Pro includes Adobe Reader, Embertec Java for java applications, Telenav (image above right) and Sprite Backup.

Overall, the Treo Pro is more than just a pleasant surprise from Palm.  I am impressed to see just how many people (including me) are jumping with excitement at this latest Windows Mobile device – a smartphone which from a hardware perspective delivers pretty much everything that Treonauts have waited and yearned for years to get.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Treo Pro is the first real demonstration of Palm’s design “awakening” and hopefully this device will be but the first iteration of a completely new lineup of Treo, Centro and Quatro (with new NOVA OS) smartphones awaiting us both this year and next.

[Images via Treo8.com and WMExperts]

Treonauts are always ready for more

Posted by Andrew on August 18, 2008 at 08:09 AM

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by LeoHH | Aug 18, 2008 8:35:36 AM

What a cool Device, this could be my next palm device after Treo 650. There're only three missing things: Palm OS, the curved keyboard and a bigger screen (they should take advantage of the device-width.

by lascoltodelvenerdi | Aug 18, 2008 8:36:45 AM


Only one thing: the connectors without any protection.

On a long way dust will deposit on them.

by What's in A Name? | Aug 18, 2008 11:40:49 AM

I too may be upgrading finally from my 650 if this is released 1st qtr next year with the new OS as the first poster said. However if the new OS does not make much of an improvement from the current, I will surrender myself to Windows and hope for the best.

My only concern thusfar based on what we have been shown is the stylus at the bottom - I hope this stylus does not loose it's grip as easy as they have with other units with solid styli to this point. It seems like it will be that much easier to loose your stylus with it being kept at the bottom of the unit.

by Andrew | Aug 18, 2008 1:05:27 PM

I agree that the Treo Pro is looking real good and also that I would love to see NOVA OS on this smartphone. At the same time, I hope that this is but the first iteration of Palm's new lineup and that every subsequent model will be better than the previous one...

Cheers, A.

by Jack | Aug 18, 2008 1:56:02 PM

Well, it's a hot looking phone, no doubt about it. However, I must disagree with your comment that this contains the hardware that Treonauts have waited and yearned for years to get. I say this as an owner of the 800w. Granted it doesn't have a flush screen, and it has a smaller battery, but I am loving the 800w, and it is loaded with hardware features not previously seen in the Palm lineup. I see the pending release of the Pro as a sign of continued progress and fight from Palm, and as one who loves the Treo form factor far more than the other types, I am glad to see Palm is not down for the count. Thanks for posting some great pics and keeping us informed Andrew. Your site rocks as always!

by Mike | Aug 18, 2008 2:26:06 PM

Ahh, 128MB of RAM..much better than the 32MB that has been reported and leaked earlier (and makes much more sense, too).

I am glad to see:

1. the dedicated stereo 3.5mm jack. ABOUT TIME! :)
2. The micro SD slot on the side (I believe the centro one is under the battery...that's awful)
3. Wifi and A-GPS...truly awesome and once again ABOUT TIME! lol
4. Great form factor
5. slightly bigger battery than my 750

Definitely looking forward to upgrading to this phone and throwing all my favorite SPB software on it!

by simpson | Aug 18, 2008 3:01:19 PM

It's disappointing to see that Palm are coming out with old technology for their Treo range. The task manager on this device is all HTC, the comm manager is just like the one on my tytn2 albeit different looking. Even the stylus comes out from the bottom like the tytn2! I've still got my treo 650 and I waited for ever for something from Palm before I got the HTC tytn2 as I loved the Palm operating system. This new Treo Pro also has a non standard screen resolution which means limited software options. I'm sorry to sound negative but Palm are being left behind big time and they need to do something with their own operating system, not doing what others did years ago.

by Max | Aug 18, 2008 4:37:58 PM

Wow! As others have noted, this is a great looking phone with added features (WiFi for one), but praise be to Palm if they will put the Palm OS on this one. (Quite agree with LeoHH--#1 above--on that.) Then, I will kiss my Treo 680 goodbye. If, however, it is only available with Windows, then I guess that I will have to buy myself something else for a (perhaps late) Christmas present. Jack (#5 above) made the switch to Windows, but I just have too much appreciation for the intuitive Palm OS, not to mention the multiple layers of software which I have purchased over the years, since I stepped into TreoLand with a 650.

All hail Treo Pro!


by ebigs | Aug 18, 2008 7:31:30 PM

Does anyone know if the stopped making the palm OS?

by Charles | Aug 18, 2008 11:32:43 PM

Reply to post#2: All treos and centro has exposed connectors with no problems. Even Motorola RAZR has mini usb exposed with no problems.

Reply to Mike's post#6: I have a Centro and you have to remove Centro battery cover (just like the Treo Pro) to access the Micro SDHC card. You don't have to remove the battery in the Centro. The only difference in the Centro is that there is a cover to pull out which is attached to the side of the Centro.

by Luke | Aug 19, 2008 12:23:02 AM

Well, this is good news. Minus Windows Mobile. My 680 really isn't doing well, and my annoyances with Palm (like the 2.5mm jack for instance) were making me really lean towards an iPhone. And I still am. I'd be willing to try out Windows Mobile though. But a few questions:

1) What are we thinking as far as a w/ contract price point? An iPhone for $200 is a great deal, even with the higher rate plan, fixed battery and storage, and no keyboard.

2) Will the A-GPS allow turn-by-turn software? I know the iPhone won't do this out of the box (and as far as I know not at all as of yet). I don't want half-GPS capabilities in a phone when other offer the full deal.

3) I'm a tweaker. I love the the iPhone can be jailbroken, and that it has the app store. Seems that Windows Mobile is soon going to be on the short end of the OS's, assuming Nova is going to be awesome. All this to say, that I'm somewhat wearing of sticking with Palm, as they are slow to be innovative, and be a leader in the industry. Apple is doing some awesome things, and release frequent updates. This makes me happy as well.


by harvey yu | Aug 19, 2008 11:26:28 AM

Two questions:
1) Is it unlocked?
2) When will it be released?

I'm getting one. All hail windows mobile.


by Nick | Aug 20, 2008 7:40:04 AM

Will this release be for AT&T only? I am still waiting for Verizon to pick up the 800w.

by Eddie | Aug 20, 2008 9:00:05 AM

Who will be the carrier for the new Treo Pro when it is released? Will it be Sprint?

by Zook | Aug 20, 2008 5:47:05 PM

Figures. The first Palm in a long time I could really see replacing my trusty 650 and it's flippin' Windows Mobile.

by serge | Aug 22, 2008 11:49:50 AM

However the Treo Pro is really a nice looking machine I wonder if it means that a Palm OS is not Pro ? Pro means Window ? What a shame for Palm software lovers !
Again even in the given name and concept I notice the same stubburn self hatred of Palm leaders. It tooks Palm only 6 years to make this... and meanwhile loosing the smartphone market!
I will not buy this machine as it works with Windows Mobile 6.1.
As a Macintosh freak I do appreciate the classic Palm OS. I was furious during years with freazing machine... I tried all of them...
I bought a Centro 6 month ago, only not to loose my data fron my old bulky Treo 650 and mostly and only for phone uses.
For the rest ( WI-FI, pictures, video clips and Word files ... etc.) I use a Nokia E90 (Never freezing!)
Why do I still wait sonething from Palm?
For the comodity of its software (I hate Window) and I am not yet convinced by the Iphone ( even being a Macintosh fan).
I am so desapointed by Palm,I am sad and I rage.
What a mess and lack of imagination for the company who ones was a creative and inovative leader.

by GorgSnort | Aug 22, 2008 1:32:22 PM

So far the Pro sounds great. What I'm concerned about is the bluetooth voice dial capabilities. I'm real tired of hearing that Palm cannot fix that because of their OS. -- So any word on voice dial on the Pro?

by Vernon Watson | Aug 22, 2008 3:35:00 PM

Will my data from Treo 650 transfer to the Treo Pro with loss????

by Stephen B | Aug 25, 2008 12:44:51 AM

This is such a great phone. When will they give us mac users a new, powerful, great looking phone instead of developing the "pro" versions for the windows platform again. I am also a devoted mac fan and love the Palm OS. When will they do something for us? Have they forgotten where all this started?

by Jeanna Nash | Jan 24, 2009 12:14:07 AM

Does anyone know if the Treo Pro is compatible with a computer that is Vista 64b instead of 32b? Is there a phone out there that accepts a computer that has 64B?
Thanks for any info.
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