Palm and Vodafone took the wraps off the Treo 750v today, and Brighthand‘s Brian Beeler got an exclusive look at this smartphone.
He was able to take numerous photos, and he also shared his first impressions of this upcoming device.
The antenna-less design is really nice, though those that are used to the hip holster will actually find it harder to get out, since these people use the antenna to pull it out of the case.
The phone feels really good in the hand; it’s lighter and seems a little smaller than the 700. The blue case looks good, doesn’t feel too plasticky. The keyboard is solid, as you’d expect.
Screen brightness is solid, and the added memory is good, though in my few minutes I couldn’t feel a big improvement. Apps loaded well, but there was not an active Internet or phone connection to test.
I like the move to miniSD; with the SanDisk announcement today of a 4 GB card, for devices that support it, capacity isn’t a valid concern any more. I think we’ll see all Treos go to this smaller size memory format.
More About the Treo 750v
At least initially, the Treo 750v will be available exclusively from Europe’s Vodafone.Other versions of this smartphone are expected to be released worldwide in the coming months.
This model will be the first Windows Mobile Treo available outside of the United States, and it will offer support for Vodafone’s UMTS network.
It also support GSM, GPRS and EDGE. It will include Bluetooth 1.2, and give users the ability to use wireless stereo headsets.
Specifications of the Palm Treo 750v
|Operating System:||Windows Mobile 5.2 for Pocket PC|
240 x 240 LCD, touchscreen
|Memory:||64 MB of RAM, 128 MB of ROM|
|Expansion:||Single miniSD slot|
Palm’s “Athena” port
|Communication:||Quad-band GSM, EDGE, UMTS, Bluetooth|
|Audio:||Microphone; speaker, 2.5-mm headset jack|
|Battery:||1200 mAh replaceable/rechargeable battery|
|Input:||5-way directional pad; QWERTY keyboard; hardware buttons|
|Size:||4.4 in. by 2.3 in. by 0.9 in. (111 mm by 58 mm by 22 mm)|
|Weight:||5.4 oz. (154 g)|