Yep, the wait is over: the Treo 650 got officially
official today, and right on schedule, too (well, depending on whether or not you take into account them seriously
jumping the gun and accidentally distributing the Treo
650 press release last week). No, you can't buy it yet—you're at the mercy of the carriers now, which won't
actually be offering the new smartphone until they're good and ready—but at least we know that it can't be too much
longer now. And as we all already knew, the major improvements over the old Treo are Bluetooth, a higher resolution LCD
screen, a faster processor, and a removable battery. The stuff we are disappointed by: still only 32MB of memory,
supposedly some carriers will be crippling the Bluetooth, and the camera is still only VGA quality—no bump up to 1.3
megapixels like we'd hoped.
Click to see the official specs and some more pics.
2 Infrared Port For beaming information and software between devices.
3 Ringer On/Off Switch
4 Expansion Card Slot For SD/MultiMediaCards.
5 SIM Tray GSM/GPRS model only.
6 Digital Camera
8 Removable Battery
9 Volume Button
10 Customizable Button Set your own functionality.
11 Phone Speaker
12 320x320 Color Display
13 Applications Button Quick access to all applications.
14 Phone/Send Button
15 Calendar Button Quick access to todays appts.
16 Menu Button Quick access to software menus.
17 Power/End Button
18 Email/Messaging Button
19 5-Way Navigator For one-handed navigation.
20 QWERTY Keyboard
21 Phone Dial Pad
22 Headset Jack
23 Multi-Connector For charger and accessories.
25 Status Indicator
GSM/GPRS model: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz world phone
CDMA model: 800/1900 MHz nationwide digital phone
Intel PXA270 312 MHz processor
23MB user-available stored non-volatile memory (22MB multi-lingual)
Removable rechargeable lithium ion battery
GSM/GPRS model: Up to 6 hours talk time and up to 300 hours standby time
CDMA model: Up to 5 hours talk time and up to 2 weeks standby time
Palm OS® 5.4
4.4 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
11.3 x 5.9 x 2.3 cm
6.3 oz. / 178 grams
Color TFT touch-screen
320 x 320 resolution
16-bit color (displays over 65,000 colors)
Supports SD, SDIO and MultiMediaCards
RealPlayer included requires SD memory card, sold separately
Stereo audio headset compatible requires a stereo headset adapter, sold separately, for use with standard stereo headphones
VGA with 640x480 (0.3 megapixels) resolution and automatic light balancing
Full backlit QWERTY keyboard with number pad
5-way navigation button
Polyphonic MIDI ringtones
External ringer on/silence switch
2.5 mm headset jack supports stereo audio
customizable side button
Software Included on Device or CD-ROM
PalmOne Installation Software
link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only)
DataViz® Documents To Go® 7
Handmark PocketExpress (trial version)