Feeds

Next-gen Treo spied on web

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

A picture of a device claimed to be Palm's next top-of-the-line Windows Mobile-based Treo smartphone has surfaced on the web, allegedly by way of US carrier Sprint.

The leak comes via Treo Central's forum, and is said to have been sent by a "solutions engineer at Sprint". The carrier has just "started the hardware beta of the device", but the posted also hinted the device, dubbed the Treo 800w, may make an appearance tomorrow at "a Sprint solutions show".

Palm's Treo 800w?
TreoCentral's Palm Treo 800w pic

Past posts have indicated the handset has Wi-Fi - long missing from Palm smartphones, though not from its PDA line-up. Windows Mobile 6 will be part of the package too, it's claimed, but that's exactly what the device would be expected to have.

The picture's rather crude, though it is said to be a mock-up rather than a real snap of the handset. It's interesting to note the Treo 500v-like control array and keyboard, along with new soft-menu keys above the control cluster.

The size of the keyboard suggests the 800w - if that is indeed what it is - is about the same size as the 500v and slightly smaller than today's Treo 750.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.