The first reports of the next smartphone supposedly coming from Palm, Inc. surfaced last week, and now some additional details are available.
This Windows Mobile device — reportedly called the Treo 800w — will be the first smartphone from Palm to have Wi-Fi built into it, if information leaked to Gizmodo is correct.
It will supposedly break new ground in other ways too, like being the first Windows Mobile device to include a 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen. Windows Mobile 6 Professional is the first version of this operating system to support for this screen resolution.
If all this wasn’t enough, the 800w will reportedly include a built-in GPS receiver.
A 3G+ Smartphone
So far, there have been reports that this Treo will be available from both the big CDMA carriers in the United States, Verizon and Sprint. According to Gizmodo‘s source, it will offer EV-DO Revision. A, which is offers considerably faster data transfer speeds than the current version of this 3G cellular-wireless networking standard.
The 800w will include 128 MB of RAM, 256 MB of Flash ROM (some of which will be available to the user as storage), but there has been no word about processor speed.
This device will also supposedly have a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and some form of a memory card slot.
The Treo 800w is reportedly coming to Verizon in September, and to Sprint during the fourth quarter of this year.
It is expected to be a replacement for the Treo 700wx, which these carriers have been offering for about a year.
- Palm Commits to Adding Wi-Fi to Future Treos
- It’s Time for Palm to Stop Dragging Its Heels on Wi-Fi Treos