Review: Palm Treo 800w
Aug 15, 2008, 2:36 PM by Stewart Wolpin
Palm updates the Windows version of the Treo with the 800w. It is slightly more compact than previous Treos, yet manages to pack in more functionality. But do more features make for a better Treo?
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Some cellphone upgrades are all addition, some are addition by subtraction. Palm's Treo 800w from Sprint is a little of both compared to the 700w/wx, which it replaces. It also gives Sprint a more state-of-the-art Treo and Sprint subscribers a reasonable alternative to the Samsung Instinct. The additions are Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, a higher-resolution touchscreen, a 2.0 MP camera, startling A-GPS capabilities, threaded messaging and WiFi. What it subtracts is the 700w's annoying stub antenna, a couple of silly millimeters on each side and 1.4 ounces to give it a slimmer, trimmer shape and feel, a headphone jack, and more than an hour of talk time compared to both its predecessor and its own specs. The question is, do these plusses and minuses add up?
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