Sprint’s upcoming Palm Treo 800w is something of a big deal for Palm. The Palm Treo 800w represents Palm’s latest effort to retake a portion of its once-huge smartphone market share, and a true test of Palm’s ability to follow-up on the success of the Palm Centro. And, helping to spread the word about their Treo 800w prior to its launch, Palm hasn’t exactly been keeping their Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-powered smartphone under the tightest of wraps.
With more leaks and spy-pics than we care to count, the Palm Treo 800w’s feature-set and exterior styling are anything but a mystery. And, with this smartphone’s user manual getting posted on Sprint’s website, there’s nothing about the Palm Treo 800w that we don’t know.
We’d have liked to have seen a flush-mounted touchscreen on the Treo 800w, but the illustrations in the user-guide and leaked spy-pics show a slightly recessed touch-panel – a recessed, pressure-sensitive touchscreen do not a modern-feeling user experience make. Still, with the dedicated WiFi toggle switch prominently sitting on top fo the device, we’re sure the Palm Treo 800w will make quite a splash when it launches on July 13 for $249.99 (after 2-year contract and rebates).