Introduction of the Palm Treo 680 smartphone

Posted By on October 25, 2006

Palm Treo 680 v 700pFor Palm smartphone enthusiasts, here’s a 20 minute video interview from the October 12th Digital Life Conference on the new Palm Treo 680. It is a question and answer session with Phil McClendon, the Treo 680 product manager, courtesy of TreoCentral. Some of the features are demonstrated and a quick comparison is made both the older Treo 650 and recently introduced 700p (past 6 months). McClendon mentioned (short mp3 audio) that the primary difference between the 680 and the 700p is the price point (lower) and the camera (.3 megapixel) as well as the bandwidth of the GSM/GPRS/EDGE network as compared to EVDO data speeds. The new product also offers a couple color choices, improved software interface as well as new contact manager integrated phone application and the obvious missing antenna. The attractive new form-factor of the Treo 680 will make a nice upgrade for Treo 650 users not concerned with camera or bandwidth as well as a perfect Palm OS based entry point smartphone. For anyone trying to keep all the Treos to date straight, here is a great chart from a blog post over at Treonauts. Thanks again to Treocentral for taking and posting this interview.


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