Palm Treo 700w launches on Verizon Wireless

Jan 04 2006 - 05:28 PM ET | CES, Palm, Verizon Wireless

Treo 700wCES 2006 - As expected, Verizon Wireless has offically launched the Treo 700w. This is also confirmation that the device is named the Treo 700w, at its announcement Palm did not actually name the device.

Features of the Treo 700w include:

  • EV-DO high-speed data
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Intel XScale CPU
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth
  • 240×240 screen

The Treo 700w is a little different software wise when compared to other Windows Mobile 5.0 devices, palm added a suite of software to improve the usability. Read on below for a list of the new features.

Verizon Wireless is selling the Treo 700w for $399.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and 2-year service contract.

MobileTracker will have a full review of the Treo 700w from Larry Becker, the Palm professional who reviewed the Treo 650 for us last year.

New features added to Windows Mobile 5.0 by Palm

  • Today Screen enhancements, which feature the ability to "dial by name" with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a web search directly from the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialing with personalized photo speed dials
  • Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voicemail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls for easy navigation
  • Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message such as "In a meeting" or "Can't talk right now" by selecting the "Ignore with text" option from the incoming-call screen.