Palm Treo 800w Review
This is a CDMA phone offered with Sprint.Introduction:
Hoping to continue the success Palm found with the Centro, the Treo 800w is one of the most full-featured smartphones on the market. Running Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the 800w features the latest in high speed communication with EVDO Rev. A and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as Bluetooth and GPS. It has slimmed down considerably from previous Treos, but retains a good sized full QWERTY keyboard. It features 256MB of memory, and has microSDHC expansion. The 800w is available on Sprint, and we expect to see it land on Verizon in 2-3 months.
- Lithium ion battery
- AC adapter
- USB sync cable
- Stereo headphones
- User guide and software CD
While not as small as the diminutive Centro, the 800w is notably smaller than its Treo 750 predecessor. It is both thinner and narrower, giving the phone a good feel in your hand while not sacrificing functionality. It is coated in a blue soft touch paint, similar to the Sprint 755p but with more gray in it.
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Chrome trim runs along the outer edge of the phone, and integrated into this are the side buttons. On the left is a volume rocker and multi-function button, both situated near the top of the device. Near the top of the right side is the IR port, and down near the bottom is the microSD slot cover. The top of the 800w has a sliding switch to activate silent mode and a dedicated button that takes the user to the wireless connections settings. For the first time Palm has moved to a microUSB charging/data port, which is situated on the bottom of the phone.
The 800w won’t win any fashion awards, but it is a sharp looking device that is right at home in a board room. It has a good in-hand feel, and the larger keyboard makes typing easy. We’d imagine some users will be looking for a better stylus, but overall the 800w is a great business device that is build well and should hold up to heavy, everyday use.