Treo 800w Appears on Possible Sprint Roadmap
Rumor: The long awaited and perpetually rumored Treo 800w has made an appearance on a leaked slide from a possible Sprint smartphone roadmap. Originating from a forum post at the SprintUsers.com message board, the slide shows the Treo 800w may debut sometime in July and includes a few device features. Assuming the leaked Sprint roadmap is accurate, the listed specs coincide perfectly with most of the earlier reports of the device's specs: Palm's first device with WM6 standard, its first 320x320 Windows Mobile product, Palm's first wi-fi and GPS-enabled smartphone, and its first EVDO Rev.A device of any kind. The only rumor that seems to be dispelled by this roadmap is that the 800w is destined to ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 standard.
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Another interesting detail mentioned in the leaked image is that both camera and camera-free versions of the device will be available, something that is always a good sign for individuals working in government positions or in areas with heightened security concerns.
No word as of yet on pricing or if the device will be a Sprint exclusive for an undisclosed period of time. One questionable aspect of the leaked roadmap image is that it claims this device is the successor the Treo 700w. The 700w has the dubious distinction of being Palm's first Windows Mobile-based product and was an exclusive to Verizon Wireless; to date, only its beefed-up 700wx successor has been available on Sprint. Prior to today's surprising find, the most concrete evidence of the 800w's existence was a slide image from Bill Gates' keynote at CES 2008 in January that showed what definitely appears to be the 800w.