In the article posted on TamsPPC, the source writes:
“This is not the PalmOS version of the Centro.
It can be regarded as the evolution of the 750 line of devices. The unit is a little wider, but much slimmer than the Centro, it’s 175 MB for user), 32 MB SDRAM and Windows Mobile Pro 6.1.
The Codename for this unit was ‘Skywriter’ “
Tam goes on to list the specs for the Palm Treo 850 as the following:
- 14 mm in thickness, width 60 mm and length 113 mm
- GSM, EDGE and UMTS HSDPA 3.6
- assisted-GPS receiver
- Wi-FI b/g
- 320*320 screen, touch panel
- micro-SD slot under the battery
- 2 MP camera
- 1500 mAh battery
- a micro-USB connector for both power and sync
- bluetooth 2.0 EDR + A2DP, 256 MB NAND-Flash (> 175 MB for user), 32 MB SDRAM
- Windows Mobile Pro 6.1
Love ’em or hate ’em, there are some changes from the current Treo smartphone line up. First is the inclusion of Wi-Fi 802.11b and 802.11g as a built-in feature. Also, the addition of a 320×320 display in a Windows Mobile device is also new. Most power users will be happy with the 2.0MP camera and will probably bemoan the fact that there is no built-in flash. (Come on people, must you have everything?!) However, before you rush out and purchase that new Treo, just keep in mind that the Athena sync port is being replaced with a micro-USB cable, which means that you may need to purchase some extra cables if you sync or charge your Palm at multiple locations.
All-in-all, this looks like it is going to be a solid device that will make many of Palm’s customers happily fork over the cash to upgrade from older Treo products.