Verizon Wireless first began offering the Treo 700w in January of this year, and for a long time was the only source for this Pocket PC phone. If rumors are correct, this will change next week, when Sprint begin offering an updated version of this device.
There have been reports that many Sprint retail stores already have the Treo 700wx in stock, and pictures of this model’s packaging have appeared on the Web.
Someone has taken this a step further, though, and put together a side-by-side comparison of the Treo 700wx and its predecessor, the 700w.
This confirms substantially all the earlier rumors, including the fact that this upcoming smartphone will have about twice as much RAM as the original Windows Mobile Treo.
New and Improved
Sprint’s Treo 700wx will greatly resemble its predecessor. This means it will have a 240-by-240-pixel touchscreen above a QWERTY keyboard.
It will supposedly run Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC on a 312 MHz processor and offer 64 MB of built-in storage and an SD slot.
As mentioned earlier, the big improvement in Sprint’s version of this smartphone is an increase in the amount of RAM. The 700wx has over 57 MB of space for holding currently running applications, while the 700w has about 25 MB.
This CDMA phone will support Sprint’s EV-DO network and include Bluetooth.
All the rumors agree that Sprint will launch the 700wx very soon, but there isn’t a consensus on exactly when this is going to happen.
According to one source, this device will be be available to Sprint’s business customers on August 27, and to the general public on September 3. Other sources report being told by Sprint retail stores that this smartphone will go on sale August 31.
The Treo 700wx is expected to cost $600+.