As widely rumoured, Palm announced the launch of the Treo 800w on the Sprint network on Monday.
The Treo 800w is Palm’s most business-friendly phone yet. IT departments can simplify infrastructure and lower costs with a direct connection to Microsoft Exchange Server, giving users up-to-date email, contacts, calendars and access to other productivity applications. Palm designed the Treo 800w for easy-to-use mobility with a full QWERTY keyboard, five-way navigation and one-touch buttons to the most-used applications, making it a smartphone people want to use.
The Treo 800w is powered by a Qualcomm MSM6800A chipset and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It comes with EV-DO Rev.A connectivity, a 320×320 touchscreen display, 128MB of program memory and 170MB of storage memory available (out of 256MB), 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi (with dedicated button), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, GPS (standalone and assisted), a 2.1MP camera, a 1150mAh battery and a microSDHC card slot.
Sprint is offering the Palm Treo 800w for USD$249.99 with a two-year service contract and after rebates and USD$599.99 without a contract. It is available at Sprint stores as well as online at www.sprint.com or www.palm.com.