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Sneak Preview: Palm Treo 700w

Palm Treo 700w

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The Treo 700w represents less of a port of Windows Mobile 5 to the Palm than it does a Treofication of Windows Mobile 5.

Current users of the Palm OS Treo 600 and 650 may be interested to note some of the 700w's improvements, including "Photo Speed-Dialing," whereby you can click through pictures of contacts and dial their number by clicking on the face or pressing the dial button--and also the superior 1.3-megapixel camera.

The stated goal of the Palm development team was to let the user perform as much of his or her daily functions as possible without having to use the stylus. Did they succeed? Well, that depends on what applications you use most. Certainly, for most common applications (mail, calendar, contacts), you can get around pretty well using the 5-way, the keyboard, the four dedicated buttons and the two smart buttons.

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