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  1.    #1  
    as I post this Palm is announcing the new Treo 680, we need a new forum for the 680.
  2. #2  
    I second that! Wooohoooo!
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    With Yahoo Unlimited, Google Traffic/Maps, and the other goodies, looks like I will be heading to Cingular very soon.
    If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.

  4.    #4  
    A few details:

    Ready for the Treo 680? We're liveblogging the event from DigitalLife, so keep your fingers on that F5 button and follow along after the break...1:13PM EST: Welcome everyone. We're providing a device which offers a lower price than any product we've offered before.

    1:14PM: So Palm's mission -- we strive to be the world's leading mobile company. The way I look at this, is that this Treo is a very powerful mobile computer. We want to create category defining products. We try not to think too much about technology for technology's sake; we're ocused on ease of use and simplicity.

    1:15PM: We're driven by customer-centric approach. We think about pockets, not processors. We think about every single button on these devices. We think about instinct, not instruction. With this product we're trying to connect with more people around the world. We focused in the past on mobile professionals --with this product we hope we reach into another group with a product that benefits them personally.

    1:16PM: We'd like to introduce the Treo 680!

    1:17PM: ...in multiple fun colors! Great new price point -- won't get into specifics today.

    1:18PM: But it will be very competitively priced. Graphite, Copper, Arctic, and Crimson are the new colors. Snazzy.

    1:19PM: We're pushing the design to make it more phone-like; we want to expand geographically and demographically. We've been very successful in the States, and we have many carrier partners around the world.

    1:20PM: We just launched the Treo 750v with our partner Vodafone -- that product will come to the rest of the world. Same will be true with the Treo 680.

    1:21PM: [Doing demo of the Treo 680] This is for featurephone upgraders: we know this is the ideal formfactor for a phone of this class.

    1:22PM: [Running down features] Support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files, 64MB of RAM, VGA camera, Bluetooth and infrared. What's unique? Brand new phone application and UI. Full user guide on the device. Includes wired car kit application [have to buy a kit, of course]. Hold launcher key to get "most recently used applications." New five tab home screen. Simplified favorites view. Integrated contacts, built directly into the phone application. Active call thumbnails. Easy multiway conference calls. VersaMail 3.5, now includes Exchange contacts sync. Improved addressing. AutoSync any combo of mail, calendar, contacts. Includes Docs To Go Professional v8.0 for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files.

    1:24PM: Multimedia: new pictures and videos applications, add music to slideshow, save a picture as contact directly from album. Pocket Tunes comes included. Voice memo application.

    1:25PM: Streaming media: supports both audio and video, WMA and WMV support. Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, lacks antenna (finally). Moved SD memory card slot to the side (madness!).

    1:26PM: Partner demos: Yahoo! Music, Six Apart (for blogging), Google Maps. You get 30 days of Yahoo Music Unlimited with purchase.

    1:27PM: There's a mobile version of TypePad. Now they're showing off Google Maps for Treo -- traffic info included (sweet).

    1:28PM: Color us impressed: Google Maps on this thing is pretty hot.

    1:30PM: [Demo is over, back to the overview stuff] We're going after the "mobile accomplisher" market. Nine times the size of the mobile professional market. Here's that 680 customer, hasn't purchased a Treo or any kind of smartphone before. There are other things that smartphones give you access to beyond email and calendar...
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    wow, this phone is hot and all the software/services that come with it!!!

    I have been on sprint forever, but this phone makes me want to switch to cingular.
  6. #6  
    If you haven't paid the October bill for Sprint. You can close your account without any penalties (until October 31).
    If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.

  7. #7  
    This looks like the device for me... The T3 and old cell phone are going in the trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome View Post
    wow, this phone is hot and all the software/services that come with it!!!

    I have been on sprint forever, but this phone makes me want to switch to cingular.
    Remember this won't support UTMS/3G, just EDGE, so if data speed is not an issue for you...
    Palm III > HS Visor > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 750 > Treo Pro > PrePlus GSM

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  9. #9  
    We need a 680 forum, but we also need a real live 680.

    Well, me on T-Mobile I just need SOMETHING.
  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by newtonjack View Post
    A few details:

    Ready for the Treo 680? We're liveblogging the event from DigitalLife, so keep your fingers on that F5 button and follow along after the break...1:13PM EST: Welcome everyone. We're providing a device which offers a lower price than any product we've offered before.

    1:14PM: So Palm's mission -- we strive to be the world's leading mobile company. The way I look at this, is that this Treo is a very powerful mobile computer. We want to create category defining products. We try not to think too much about technology for technology's sake; we're ocused on ease of use and simplicity.

    1:15PM: We're driven by customer-centric approach. We think about pockets, not processors. We think about every single button on these devices. We think about instinct, not instruction. With this product we're trying to connect with more people around the world. We focused in the past on mobile professionals --with this product we hope we reach into another group with a product that benefits them personally.

    1:16PM: We'd like to introduce the Treo 680!

    1:17PM: ...in multiple fun colors! Great new price point -- won't get into specifics today.............................
    This is not an announcement. It is one more Palm tease. There is even a tease-response button.

    "Get notified!
    For the latest on
    Treo 680 smartphone availability, get our
    Treo newsletter, Sign Up Now."

    Yeah, right. Come back to me when you are ready to ship to anyone, at a given price, within 24 hours. That is an "announcement." I spent a decade in IBM product marketing; I know an announcment when I see one. This is no announcement.

    Color was not on my list of requirements. How about price, terms, delivery, carriers, OS, etc.
    Last edited by whmurray; 10/12/2006 at 01:05 PM.
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    I refreshed this URL 1001 times, and we finally have official pictures!!!

    http://www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones/treo680/
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo View Post
    Remember this won't support UTMS/3G, just EDGE, so if data speed is not an issue for you...
    So there is still no upgrade for 650/GMS customers. The only thing for 650 users is the memory we expected in the first place. What price will a 650 user pay for a memory upgrade? Perry, where are you?
    Last edited by whmurray; 10/12/2006 at 02:07 PM.
  13. #14  
    Without 3G, I'm still glad I switched to Sprint a week ago. Edge is just SLOW.



    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo View Post
    Remember this won't support UTMS/3G, just EDGE, so if data speed is not an issue for you...
  14. #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo View Post
    Remember this won't support UTMS/3G, just EDGE, so if data speed is not an issue for you...
    I don't get EVDO at my house right now, and that's why I have not upgraded to the 700p. I will probably stay with sprint, but if I don't get EVDO at home soon, I will switch carrier when my contract is up.

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