Feeds

Palm Treo 850 snap reveals Wi-Fi connection

A Treo with WLAN support? About time too...

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Palm's as-yet-unlaunched Treo 850 has appeared on the web, and it would indeed appear to be the company's first handset with Wi-Fi on board.

A slightly blurry picture of the phone has turned up on website BGR showing the Windows Mobile handset running Internet Explorer which, in turn, lists the device as the "Palm 850".

The phone has the same design concept as the Treo 500 and Centro, albeit tweaked slightly. The navpad is now circular, for instance, as are the call-make and call-break keys. As per the 500 and Centro, the Qwerty microkeyboard grid is linear not curved.

Palm Treo 850

Palm's Treo 850: Wi-Fi switch on the side?
Image courtesy BGR

There's a sideways shot too, which reveals a key clearly embossed with a classic wireless signal strength icon, which suggests to us the handset does indeed come with Wi-Fi - and a key to disable it if your battery's running low.

They key's on the lower left-hand side next to what would seem to be the infrared port.

So far, speculation on the nature of Palm's next Treo has centred on a device called the 800, aka 'Zeppelin'. It's suggested that Zeppelin will have a 320 x 320 display, EvDO - a US 3G technology - and GPS in addition to Wi-Fi.

Related Reviews
Palm Centro
Palm Treo 500v

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?
Speedy network claims only apply to 10% of customers
YOU are the threat: True confessions of real-life sysadmins
Who will save the systems from the men and women who save the systems from you?
Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up
Turning it off and on again fixes glitch 12 HOURS LATER
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.