Comments on: Possible Sprint Treo 800w Release Date

Treo 800w Release dateRumor: WMExperts claims to have obtained what is the likely release date for the next Palm Treo smartphone due on Sprint, presumably called the Treo 800w. The site claims Tuesday, July 22nd as the tentative date, which would largely be in line with the leaked Sprint roadmap and recent comments from Palm.

The Treo 800w (also code-named Zeppelin) is expected to debut running Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (Pocket PC edition) with a 320x320 pixel touchscreen display. It is also expected to be Palm's first smartphone that includes Wi-Fi as well at GPS functionality and its first EVDO Rev.A device of any kind.

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Palm back on top

stellaboy @ 5/6/2008 5:11:06 PM # Q
Surely the specs of this system make it the best smart phone out? I have tried windows mobile once before and hated it. But I hear 6.0 is very good. I am so used to threaded texts now and am happy that it it's been included in 6.1 as this would be a deciding factor for me.
Ive been waiting to upgrade my 680 and this will keep my happy until Nova is released.

pilot 5000 >Palm V > m505 Tungsten T >A bad win mo 5 pda >Clie Peg ux50 > Tungsten t3 >Treo 680
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SelonPi @ 5/6/2008 5:57:09 PM # Q
Yep, those are some nice specs. If only it was POSII (or even FrankenGarnet). I may have to go for this though. I don't see anything coming for us Palm users on the horizon, so maybe this phone and StyleTap will do the trick. Just when I'm right on the edge of purchasing a 755p...

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AdamaDBrown @ 5/6/2008 5:58:52 PM # Q
The specs are good, but not far and away beyond what competitors offer. The HTC Mogul has nearly the same specs in a sliding design, same for the Tilt, and Samsung's got the i780 (although it's not suitable for use in the US, lacking the 850 band).

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LiveFaith @ 5/6/2008 9:43:48 PM # Q
Palm anywhere near winning, placing, or showing is a nice report. That's a drastic change from recent years. Way2Go Palm. Errr way to leak rather with hopes of soon release.

I'm not interested in WM, so I guess I'm holding on (Treo 680) to the faint hope that Plinux will actually be finished, function, be accepted, pass carrier testing, and actually ship. That's pretty thin ice I know. But, if it collapses I'll throw in the towel and probably go RIM, unless the iPhone platform opens the door to serious development. C'mon Palm, execute this year.

Pat Horne

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bhartman34 @ 5/7/2008 2:31:36 AM # Q
Other than the memory and the EVDO, this is a snoozer for me.

The only part of this that's mildly interesting is the autonomous GPS, but a Bluetooth GPS receiver and Mapopolis take care of that. Add that to the $99 for the Centro, and you're still paying less than this is going to cost you.

As for the EVDO and the memory:

I've surfed before with 3G speeds. It's only moderately less painful. And the memory is a non-issue for me. A decent-sized micro-SD card isn't that expensive.

Now, if the cost of this thing is sub-$300, that's potentially a different story. But I highly doubt that, since that's what a Treo 700w is going for right now.

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lobotomic @ 5/7/2008 7:23:22 AM # Q
> But I hear 6.0 is very good

If you hated it before, most likely you'll hate it now... Only maybe a bit less. It astonishing how Microsoft has neglected WM for so many years, giving it nothing but the slightest touch ups. The most irksome and glaring defects in ancient releases of Pocket PC are still there, edition after edition, as does the general ugliness.

Though I strongly believe WM sucks, you can really live with it - I happily do - if you give it some care and install some additional software, and learn not to hate its defects.

And don't you worry or buy into iP or S60, because really, really soon now, and after only 10 years of standing still, Microsoft is going to whip WM7 out of its Pocket, and it is going to be very, very, good.

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hkklife @ 5/7/2008 8:46:52 AM # Q
It's still lacking two critical multimedia components: a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and a 320x480 (or greater) LCD.

Aside from those, and the usual concerns of Palm's quality control etc, it looks to be a very solid device spec-wise.

While it's certainly possible that Nova (assuming it even exists, which is something I am growing increasingly skeptical of daily) will launch on a version of this hardware, I'm expecting something more along the lines of an EVDO Rev.A Centro to debut Nova? Why? Lower end hardware brings lower expectations and intentionally omiting wi-fi, GPS etc. makes Palm's job by easier with fewer drivers to write.

Remember, Palm always takes the path of least resistance. Just look at the Centro, Fooleo etc.

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

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And the 3G iPhone steals the thunder?

palmdoc88 @ 5/6/2008 6:31:24 PM # Q
Won't the 3G iPhone be released earlier?

Anyway I wonder if Palm hasn't already tested the Nova/PalmOSII on this thing?

RE: And the 3G iPhone steals the thunder?
lobotomic @ 5/7/2008 7:24:16 AM # Q
Be sure their Linux runs fine in this device.

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Just Got One

kewldudeae @ 7/12/2008 10:32:52 PM # Q
I just picked up my Treo 800w at the sprint store today, $349.99 with $100 mail in rebate for new customer. Love it so far, the color is dark blueish almost gray.

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