Extracted from PalmInfoCenter.
Palm has announced the availability of the Treo 500v smartphone in Malaysia and New Zealand. It will be caried on the Vodafone network in New Zealand and the Celcom Berhad network in Malaysia. The new smartphone combines multiple forms of communication and multimedia capabilities with high-speed 3G mobile Internet access.

The Treo 500v smartphone runs on the Windows Mobile(R) 6 Standard platform and has a full keyboard, large screen, audio- and video-streaming capabilities, comprehensive multimessaging functionality (Instant Messaging, SMS and email), phone and personal-information-management software in a new Centro like design.

The Treo 500 comes with a full qwerty keyboard and a 240×320 Transflective display with support for 65k colours. It has a tri-band GSM radio supporting the 900/1800/1900 bands and UTMS 2100. It includes 256MB memory with 150MB available for user storage and a microSD expansion slot. It also features a 2 megapixel digital camera and a Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and stereo headset support. A mini USB port is provides for charging and connectivity as well as a 2.5mm headset jack. A removable 1200mAh battery is present for a claimed 10 day stand-by rating with 4.5 hours of talk time. It has dimensions of 16.5mm (D) x 61.5mm (W) x 110mm (H) (.65″ x 2.4″ x 4.3″ inches) and weighs 120 grams (4.23 ounces).

My view

It’s been a long while from the PalmOS days. Seriously, everyone is moving into Windows Mobile software solutions. I guess Microsoft have come a long way from learning and developing how to make better personal mobile software solutions.


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