Excerpt: As other smartphone developers race toward bigger touch screens, slimmer metal cases, and storage on par with most personal media players, the market’s straggler, Palm, just managed to cough up its first Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone over the summer: the Treo 800W. Far behind the competition on the feature front, and expensive too at $250, the Treo is unlikely to satisfy many besides the most diehard Palm fans and Windows Mobile users.
Pros: Sharp screen; likeable keyboard; good build quality; fast EV-DO internet
Cons: Small screen; cheap stylus; poor GPS software; lousy browser; thick case
Excerpt: Palm's Treo 800w looks the part of a winner. It has a nice form factor, a large 320x320 pixel touchscreen, and a host of features built into it. But it has problem. Ricky gives us the low-down in this in-depth review.
Conclusion: The Treo form factor is hard to beat if you want a message-centric smartphone. Palm as always has enhanced one-handed and overall usability, making the device both pleasant and productive. On paper it looks like a very competitive phone with GPS, WiFi and EVDO along with a few goodies like Sprint TV. These days, the market is crowded with amply endowed WinMo phones, and the Treo doesn't stand out or raise the bar.
Pros: Feels great in hand and one-handed operation is a breeze. Excellent keyboard, fast device overall. Has the big four features for a business PDA phone: GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and EVDO. GPS works well and Sprint Navigation and is a champ for Sprint TV.
Cons: Below average incoming call quality. GPS doesn't work in a turnkey fashion with standalone commercial GPS software packages like CoPilot. Looks plasticky. Camera is so-so. Battery capacity is low and as a result battery life suffers. WinMo runs most screens at 240 x 240 resolution.
Excerpt: Il produttore Palm dovrebbe lanciare all’inizio del 2008 il nuovo smartphone Palm Treo 800w basato sul sistema operativo Windows Mobile 6 Professional, invece del Palm OS presente sulla maggior parte dei modelli precedenti. Erede del Palm Treo 700w , rispetto al quale presenta diversi miglioramenti, questo nuovo smartphone dovrebbe disporre di un design compatto, un display con risoluzione 320x320 pixel, una memoria flash da 256 MB, una memoria RAM da 128 MB espandibile,...