As promised, PALM has released a slew of newTreo Smartphones, but their latest ones have gone wild with color, and I like it! I have a dinosaur Treo 650, and I'm really giving it the evil eye, since it lacks the good looks of its newer cousin. Now available in Crimson, Graphite (silver), Arctic (white) or Copper (orange), the slimmer Treo 680 includes EDGE, VGA camera, 64MB of internal storage, Bluetooth, Dial Up networking, MP3 player, threaded IM, and other great sounding features.
From the press release:
The Treo 680 smartphone has a unique phone user interface that further
simplifies Treo innovations, such as the ability to respond to calls with a
preset text message and add new phone numbers to existing contact information,
and three-way calling. The Treo 680 also has integrated email and web
capabilities, so users can stay in touch with colleagues and friends. The
messaging application on the Treo 680 displays text-messaging conversations as
"threaded chats," similar to IM, so users can see their entire conversation with
a particular person. The Treo 680 smartphone also can be used as an MP3 player
and has an integrated digital camera, camcorder and video player.
The Treo 680 smartphone offers many additional features, including the
- Added memory: The Treo 680 smartphone includes 64MB of user-available
storage, nearly three times the memory of the original Treo 650 smartphone.
Customers can add up to 2GB of storage with expansion cards for those large
music or video files (sold separately);
- Enhanced email and messaging: Exchange ActiveSync will now synchronize not
only calendar and email, but contacts as well; SMS and MMS capabilities have
been improved for a better user experience;
- Improved web browser: The Blazer 4.5 browser is superfast due to its smarter
caching rules and includes alternate modes for viewing web pages optimized for
the device or as a regular web page;
- Enhanced multimedia: Customers can use the Treo 680 smartphone to stream
music, play MP3s and manage and share photo albums;
- Built-in dial-up networking (DUN) capabilities: Customers can use the new
smartphone as a wireless modem via Bluetooth(R) wireless technology to connect
to a compatible Bluetooth enabled laptop;
- Documents To Go: Customers can view, edit and share Microsoft Word and Excel
documents on their Treo 680 smartphones in addition to viewing full-featured
Adobe PDF files and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations; and
- Bluetooth 1.2: Customers can connect wirelessly to other Bluetooth enabled
devices. The Treo 680 has improved car-kit and headset support, and support for
multiple simultaneous Bluetooth connections.