Excerpt: Palm Treo 700p: The border of difference is disappearing between cell phones and pocket gadgets. However both still retain their identity and gadgets are continuously manufactured regardless whatever Nokia, Samsung, Motorola is contributing in cell phone manufacturing.
Summary: Keyboard Layout.
The QUERTY keyboard works very well. Just like the older Treos, this model has the same smiling keyboard layout with a slightly different feel. The buttons are more rounded this time around. While not perfect, this definitely improves on the design. A few buttons have been moved around since the 650, but the new positions shouldn't take much getting used to for current Treo users.
Excerpt: Modeled after the Treo 700w, the recently announced 700p boasts most of the same features, but with an easy-to-use Palm OS operating system.Like the 700w, this new device has a high-speed EV-DO mobile data connection, built-in digital camera, and plenty of user-available memory.Although it doesn’t have the advantage of Microsoft Office software that comes pre-installed on the Windows version, the 700p does feature a more user-friendly combination of hardware and software...
Excerpt: The latest Palm-OS based Treo device looks and feels quite similar to its predecessor, the Treo 650. The manufacturers have made a number of subtle design changes, however, including the welcome addition of dedicated send and end call keys.The 700p’s keyboard boasts excellent performance, and its convenient five-way controller makes one-handed navigation a breeze.
Excerpt: I have been a Windows Mobile enthusiast for years so for me to “break away” from the OS that I have been used to and have loved for so long is amazing… at least it is to me. But it was time I took a look because I have been so impressed with the folks I have met from Palm.
Conclusion: This is an amazing device. Is it perfect? No. Is it the best Smartphone you can get? Several key reviewers are saying that it is and I would have to tend to agree. The Palm OS is a bit stale, but it is familiar, stable and easy to use. The Treo 700p can run lots of older Palm apps. With a boost in memory and with documents to go in ROM , there is plenty of room for programs and files. The screen is gorgeous and the camera has certainly been improved.