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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.

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