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Windows Mobile Treo Made Official

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Sep 26, 2005, 11:22 AM   by (staff)

Palm, Microsoft, and Verizon Wireless today announced the first Palm Treo to use Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform. The new Treo is a CDMA device with EV-DO high-speed data with an Intel procesor, available for Verizon Wireless early next year. Palm indicated it plans to release similar new Treos for other carriers and types of 3G networks, but not before the 2nd half of 2006. Product naming and specifications were not officially announced.



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Sonic McTails

Sep 26, 2005, 12:16 PM

What's the point?

I'd use a Treo because of Palm OS, but now that seems to be no longer an option, and this affirms it - PalmOS appears to be dead.
Ed Colligan (Palm CEO) talked repeatedly during the press conf. about Windows Mobile being an addition to their lineup, not a replacement for Palm OS.
There probably are some people who have to use other devices, because they want/need the Windows mobile OS. This gives them an option - which means that Handspring is now a double threat to the PDA/Smartphone industry.
Here's an article I found today that seems relevant.

http://www.forbes.com/technology/2005/09/26/palm-msf ... »
I have one question.

The windows mobile software has always been set up on smaller form-factored phones such as clamshells (Motorola MPx220) or non-flip (Audiovox SMT 5600). I am not sure what the reasoning has been, but these phones never accepted...

Sep 26, 2005, 11:45 AM

Not worth it.

Not only did Palm release a "Palm" phone with Windows on it, but they chose to release the phone in 2006. They are going to get crushed by the ppc-6700. πŸ™„
The PPC-6700 first off looks like a brick and it looks heavy. second off were talking a diffrent service provider. I all think we know that verizon is better then sprint-nextel in MOST areas.
Will I get Phonebook transfer via BT????

Bahaha πŸ™„

Sep 28, 2005, 6:00 PM

*Marrying the ketchup...

Palm physical design sense matched with EVDO data and Verizon's unmatched network quality: Priceless. This little device should be a bonafide hit with professionals...look out RIM.

Sep 28, 2005, 12:00 AM

Why no info on 700w

Why is there no specs on this phone? Why no built in wifi? Why is the screen rummored to have less pixels? Why is the camera only 1 M not a min. of 1.3 or higher? Why is the ram so small? Why not take all the good of the HP adn most Windows mobiles and put them into the 700W. Why is it that they don't make thi for real business people instead of for some teeny bopper or college kid or stay at home mom. Make the phone kick ass and stop cheaping it and making it whimpy!!
REI_Drew said:
Why is there no specs on this phone? Why no built in wifi? Why is the screen rummored to have less pixels? Why is the camera only 1 M not a min. of 1.3 or higher? Why is the ram so small? Why not take all the good of

Sep 28, 2005, 11:45 AM

So how does this compare/contrast with the Q?

Ok, so Verizon will be offering 2 new smartphones using the same O/S with similar specs from what I've seen within a few months of each other. I know details are sketchy on both at this point, but has anyone seen a site that compares the 2? Obviously there are keyboard and form factor differences, but I was hoping for a more in-depth comparison. Anyone seen something like that?


Sep 26, 2005, 3:55 PM

Great unit and service

As a customer of Verizon from back before they were Airtouch and a user of Windows based programs, this is the best news yet! This unit will be easier to use then the Samsung i730 and will be the biggest boom to the market as far providing more choices for those of us who need a reliable network for our phones and equipment that is easy to use and will provide the programs that our computers have and use. I for one can’t wait for this unit to become available as soon as possible.
How do you know easier to use? This phone has nothing special compared to phones that are already on the market (Samsung I730, HTC-6700).

Sep 26, 2005, 12:35 PM

Verion Stepping There Game Up

Im guessing the reason why its a windows os is beacause windows is user friendly for people who are used to using pcs. And your boy billy gates wants to make some more money. I see other carriers arent getting it until the second quarter usually verizon gets everything last.
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Agreed... it's about time VZW got first dibs on stuff.

Sep 26, 2005, 8:52 PM

Sprint and Verizon are evil; Just wait and see

I live in Los Angeles which is a pretty big city, West Hollywood to be exact. I used to have Sprint and had top go outside my apartment to make a call. Then I got Verizon and would drop calls everywhere. I then got T-Mobile and I have to say I haven't had any problems. I can make a call from inside my apartment under a wet blanket and order pizza. I never drop a call anywhere in the area. HOWEVER, I am sure this all has a bit to do with the phone models too, it's not always all the fault of the carrier. When I switched I got a better phone. I will say this about the two companies: Sprint's customer service is the worst of any company. They put you on hold forever and play the most annoying music. Verizon has a nice habit of over counting min...
Typical dumb customer who believes companies are out to get him rather than understanding technology and the companies policies. Sorry to be so rude but i cant stand the way people like you think.

Sep 26, 2005, 11:57 AM

How do you announce without a name?

This is a new trick... I've seen phones announced with features far from being set, but not a name! What if Steve Jobs announced, "The music player on Samsung Flash Memory" instead of the iPod nano? Crazy.

The highlight of the press conference was a Wireless Week reporter asking if Palm was looking at Linux--while Bill Gates was on stage.
Easy! "We have this thing that does stuff." I have seen less informative confrences that take longer, too!


Just kidding.
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