Patient Palm fans have some wishes fulfilled with the new Palm 800w, including WiFi and GPS, two items lacking in prior models and an often mentioned disappointment among Palm users.
The 800w shows that Palm is taking the challenge of playing catch-up seriously. While their new OS does not make an appearance in this model, it does include: Windows Mobile 6.1, EV-DO Rev A speeds, integrated WiFi radio, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP (allowing user to listen to music or make/receive calls), A-GPS receiver, microSD card slot, and more.
There is also a capable 2MP camera and a large, 1.7 inch 320 x 320 high resolution display. All this and weighing in at only 5 ounces (4.41 x 2.28 x 0.73 inches).
Keep in mind that Palm offers plenty of 3rd party software, too, so you can build on this fine device.
The Palm 800w is a sign that the company is moving in the right direction and producing quality products people want. If you are looking for a smart phone, you’d be smart to check this one out.
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Palm released the Treo 800w on July 14, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Palm Treo 800w user manual here.
Palm backs up the Treo 800w with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Treo 800w has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Palm support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Palm's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.