Possible Palm Gandolf Specifications

Palm Treo Gandolf RumorRumor: The IntoMobile blog, is running an unsubstantiated rumor report on the possible specs of the rumored Palm Treo "Gandolf". In short, the device is expected to be radical departure from current Treos in both formfactor and screen technology.

It is expected to be the first non-touchscreen Treo, and could come in two editions. One for Windows Mobile 6 Standard (smartphone edition) and another with a new version of Palm OS that is designed for use without a touchscreen. No word if this is a Linux-based version of Palm OS or if there will be a Garnet emulation player. Additional details reveal Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support and full EVDo/HSDPA 3g onnectivity. Screen size is reportted to be 2.4" QVGA non-touchscreen with 65k color depth. No word if the Palm version and WM6 version will share screen size and resolution.

The new Treos are expected to fall under the Treo 500-series moniker, which makes for surprising nomenclature as relating to current and past Treos. If the above specifications are correct, these 5-series Treos exceed the current Treo lineup in nearly every feature, especially multimedia functionality. Neither Palm nor Handspring have ever released any Treos in the 400 or 500 series range. The Handspring/Palm Treo 600 launched in the fall of 2006 and every model since since the five-year old Handspring Treo 300 has been some variant of the 600 or 700-series Treos.

The full, rumored spec list reads:

  • Naming convention will be Treo 5XX
  • One version with Windows Mobile 6 Standard, the other is a new non-touchscreen edition of the Palm OS
  • Multiple colors
  • 135 grams; 117 x 65 x 13.8 mm
  • 2.4 inch QVGA screen with 65k colors
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP support
  • 3G + HSDPA
  • 256 MB onboard memory with 64 MB of RAM

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Non touch screen?

zinzan @ 6/18/2007 5:19:59 PM # Q
hmm if it's non touch screen, why do the rendered images have a graphical keypad on them?

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate"

RE: Non touch screen?
Gekko @ 6/18/2007 5:58:32 PM # Q

it's just for "show". there goes your zen!

iphone gets a touch screen and your palm treo loses one.

if they keep taking away features, what will we be left with?

RE: Non touch screen?
numlock @ 6/18/2007 6:33:53 PM # Q
I don't believe there will be a non-touch Palm OS Garnet whatsoever. Looks like the blog site is making stuff up if we are to actually believe this.

I don't even think palm is that stupid to take away the only thing that actually sets the Palm OS appart, plus it would break about 90% of all the palmos apps out there already.

RE: Non touch screen?
BaalthazaaR @ 6/19/2007 4:42:23 PM # Q
"if they keep taking away features, what will we be left with?"

Maybe it will eventually come down to being just a block of wood :-D

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I would only consider ONE Treo

CADJedi @ 6/18/2007 5:27:02 PM # Q

Treo's don't really interest me, I'm a PDA kinda guy... BUT... if I was to buy a Treo it would be this one -> http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa125/livefaith/treo480v.jpg


RE: I would only consider ONE Treo
LiveFaith @ 6/18/2007 11:12:48 PM # Q
Thatta baby! I'm widgy onnat.

Pat Horne
RE: I would only consider ONE Treo
dagwud @ 6/19/2007 9:49:06 AM # Q
Considering that the touch screen on my TX is one of the reasons I like it, and that I hate thumbboards, I have only one response to this doctored photo...

BRING IT ON! I'd sell plasma if it'd get something like this.

PalmPilot Pro (1997) -> III (1998) -> Vx (1999) -> m500 (2001) -> m515 (2002) -> Tx (2007)

RE: I would only consider ONE Treo
grg @ 6/19/2007 4:47:17 PM # Q
I love big touch screens and graffiti. I hate thumboards. Just twhen I thought my Treo 680 was as lame as a device get (awfully late, badly designed, low quality, obselete OS, etc) Palm comes up with Foleo and Gandolf ... Thank God I've never sold my TT3.

RE: I would only consider ONE Treo
LiveFaith @ 6/20/2007 8:28:36 AM # Q
Palm are you listening? OK. I know the answer to that.

Now. Will you start now and read this along with about 127,348,562 other threads about this. It could be a market.

Pat Horne

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Oh Man...

terrydavis @ 6/18/2007 5:51:03 PM # Q
Yet but another disappointing effort from Palm.

Where is the inovation? This thing is coming out in the same century as the iPhone?

Talk about beating a dead horse...

RE: Oh Man...
LiveFaith @ 6/18/2007 11:23:25 PM # Q
Disclaimer: I don't believe these specs, but were they actually true ...

HSPDA! Just a bit better than the iPhone's Treo 650 style radio.

AD2P! It may not be innovation, but at least it's top notch. Not in a iPhone

Get the price right and the marketing right on this and Palm will make a mint ...

Two probs:
#1 These specs are probably a hoax
#2 Palm won't do what's in the link anyhoo

Pat Horne

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This is the Zire Treo

analogue wings @ 6/18/2007 6:17:02 PM # Q
It will give Palm the steady revenue stream it needs to develop the high end geeky model you all crave, so STFU.

And it's a LOT thinner :)

IIIc -> M105 -> Zire 21 -> Tungsten T2 -> Treo 650

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yugadp @ 6/18/2007 7:18:25 PM # Q
I didn't see anything about WiFi on this device. Why is there no WiFi on this device? Huh? Palm, are you listening? I want stinkin' WiFi!

RE: WiFi?
analogue wings @ 6/18/2007 7:37:17 PM # Q
See above :)

IIIc -> M105 -> Zire 21 -> Tungsten T2 -> Treo 650
RE: WiFi?
LiveFaith @ 6/18/2007 11:14:22 PM # Q
See above above.

Pat Horne
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Tuckermaclain @ 6/25/2007 9:21:46 AM # Q
No touch screen?

The revolutionary iphone has has a touch screen. Microsoft has a tabletop touch-screen they're debuting later this year. Palm, the company that made touch screen computing devices popular, now leaves it off an a new product. Where's the progress?

Palm like it's 1999.

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