Detailed Treo 800w Specs Revealed

Verizon Treo 800wRumor: After last week's flurry of leaked Verizon Treo 800w images and further Sprint release date + pricing info, some concrete specs of Palm's next Treo have finally come forward, courtesy of this TreoCentral forum post.

The Treo 800w's feature set does look to be almost completely mimicked by its trendier, smaller, and later-arriving GSM sister device, the Treo 850. The earlier pre-production leaked photos and specs of the 800w are a close match to the device's production appearance.

Continue reading for the full list of specs.

CDMA 800 (Digital Cellular), 1900 (PCS), and 1.5GHz (GPS)
Phone Features
Personal speakerphone
MicroUSB standard B connector (2.0-compliant; for sync cable, charger, and audio accessories)
External antenna port
Microphone mute option
3-way calling
HAC compatible (M4/T4 rating)
Processor technology
TI processor, 333MHz
microSD/SDHC card slot
Rechargeable lithium-ion
Removable for replacement
3 hours to be fully charged
Operating system
Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
Still image capture resolution: 1600 x 1200, 2.0 megapixel
Automatic light balance
4.41 in. x 2.28 in. x 0.73 in. (112mm x 58mm x 18.5mm)
4.94 ounces (140 grams)
Operating and storage temperture range
32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
5% to 90% RH
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g and 802.11i-compliant)
Infrared (1.2-compliant)
Bluetooth® wireless technology (Complies with Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
specification. Supports GAP, GOEP [OBEX], SPP, SDAP, OPP, HSP, HFP 1.5, A2DP, AVRCP, PAN, PBAP, ActiveSync, and BPP.)
320 x 320 pixel touch-sensitive LCD screen (includes stylus)
65,536 colors (16-bit color)
User-adjustable brightness
Built-in QWERTY keyboard plus 5-way navigator
Backlight for low lighting conditions
Included software
Today/Phone (includes Speed Dial and Dial Pad)
Messaging (text and email)
Internet Explorer Mobile (Web browser)
Pictures & Videos
Windows Media Player Mobile
File Explorer
Microsoft Direct Push technology
Windows Live
Excel Mobile
Word Mobile
PowerPoint Mobile
OneNote Mobile
Handmark Pocket Express
Bubble Breaker
Aces Texas Hold'em Limit
Voice Command
My Treo
Quick Tour
Terminal Services
Picsel PDF Viewer
Sprite Backup
Bejeweled 2 (on CD)
WorldMate (on CD)

Treo 800w
Operating System
Windows Mobile Professional 6.1

The device's specs are essentially identical to what has long been rumored. Unfortunately this seems to confirm that audio-out functionality will be handled entirely via Bluetooth A2DP or via a microUSB-to-3.5mm stereo headphone adapter included in the box; no 2.5mm or 3.5mm headphone/headset jacks are built into the new Treos. The only remaining item that has yet to be confirmed is whether or not the device will be EVDO Rev.A-enabled out of the box. The hardware and OS are fully compliant but may require Rev. A activation via a future software update.

Additionally, the Treo 800w comes in as the highest-clocked Palm smartphone ever though not by much. A 333mhz unspecified TI processor is listed above (vs. the 312mhz TI OMAP CPU seen on every Palm OS smartphone and the Treo 700's 300mhz Samsung CPU).

It's also good to see Windows Mobile 6.1 finally confirmed as the default OS, as some users feared the 800w would ship with WM 6.0 standard, with 6.1 offered as a downloadable update at some point in the future. The surprising inclusion of IR and an external antenna port round out the remaining minor but nevertheless interesting details offered by these leaked specifications.

As reported here last week, the current crop of rumors indicates that the 800w will debut on Sprint sometime around July 13th, followed by its arrival on the Verizon network in Q3 08 (sometime in the next 3-6 months). The 800w will carry a final sales price of ~$250, assuming the customer signs up for a 2-year contract and fulfills the requirements for several mail-in and/or instant rebates.

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swieder @ 6/11/2008 3:19:21 PM # Q
Looks like more robust support for GPS than the iPhone 2.0.
Leaving out the audio jack is a big change. I guess Palm got tired of all the replacements it had to do due to failed jacks. I have been a big fan of wired headsets especially in the car. Looks like I need to find the "perfect BT headset." Do we know if the mini-USB port will allow a wired audio connection via an adapter?

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SeldomVisitor @ 6/11/2008 3:31:02 PM # Q
> Looks like more robust support for GPS than the iPhone 2.0...



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hkklife @ 6/11/2008 4:15:29 PM # Q
It might be helpful to read the full article.

I wrote:

"Unfortunately this seems to confirm that audio-out functionality will be handled entirely via Bluetooth A2DP or via a microUSB-to-3.5mm stereo headphone adapter included in the box; no 2.5mm or 3.5mm headphone/headset jacks are built into the new Treos."

My gut feeling is that HEADSET usage will be BT-only...but I've seen nothing to confirm this one way or another.

It's entirely possible that the provided microUSB adapter is just for 3.5mm stereo HEADPHONES. Of course, it's entirely possible that wired headsets are supported if you use a kludge of microUSB to 3.5mm adapter then a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter to your wired headset.

Whoever (Nokia?) came up with the 2.5mm headset standard (and the myriad of imcompatible flash memory card formats and mini/micro/HC variants) should be flogged. EVERYTHING was fine for decades in the world of personal/portable stereos with 3.5mm stereo headphone ports.

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

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LiveFaith @ 6/11/2008 10:50:23 PM # Q
Wow. That's a pretty impressive software list. Looks like a pretty powerful WinMob smartfone. Palm and audio output jax are beyond bewilderment to me. Still nice overall.

Pat Horne
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ahsirg @ 6/12/2008 2:04:32 AM # Q
I agree that it looks like a good smartphone, and what I am happy about is the micro-usb connector.
Its great to see it there because last year Nokia and all the other big players of mobile world agreed on using the same microUSB in their new phones (it was in the news somewhere definetely), so now the Treo could be compatible with their accessories, cables, etc
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scstraus2 @ 6/19/2008 5:05:36 PM # Q
Oh yay, everything I've had for months in my better looking twice as fast Samsung i780. Wow, Palm, you're so cutting edge.

Palm Pilot 5000->Palm Pilot Professional->Handspring Visor->Handspring Visor Prism->Handspring Visor Neo->Handspring Treo 180->Handspring Treo 270->Palm Treo 600->Tapwave Zodiac 2->Palm Treo 650->Palm Treo 680->...

Samsung i780!

Goodbye Palm

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800W costs $600 unsubsidized?

SeldomVisitor @ 6/21/2008 11:25:46 AM # Q
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