Treo 650 is official!

Treo 650

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.

Treo 650
Treo 650

1 Antenna
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
7 Stylus
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 today?s appt?s.
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.
24 Microphone
25 Status Indicator
26 Speaker

Treo 650

wireless radio

? 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

operating system

? 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

digital camera

? VGA with 640x480 (0.3 megapixels) resolution and automatic light balancing
? 2x zoom
? Self-portrait mirror
? Captures video

additional features

? Full backlit QWERTY keyboard with number pad
? 5-way navigation button
? Speakerphone
? Polyphonic MIDI ringtones
? Infrared port
? External ringer on/silence switch
? Vibrate mode
? Stylus
? Keyguard
? 2.5 mm headset jack supports stereo audio
? customizable side button


Software Included on Device or CD-ROM
? Phone
? Contacts
? Calendar
? VersaMail
? Messaging
? Media
? Camera
? Camcorder
? Web browser
? RealPlayer
? Tasks
? Memos
? Calculator
? World Clock
? HotSync? Manager
? PalmOne? Installation Software
? link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only)
? DataViz? Documents To Go? 7
? AudiblePlayer
? Palm? eReader
? Handmark PocketExpress (trial version)
? Zap! 2016
? Handmark Solitaire

[Thanks, Greg]