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    Yahoo Tech Tuesday is on handhelds this week. It features the 650 on the front page.

    http://news.yahoo.com/techtuesday/
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    From the article:

    Have Your PDA and Phone, Too

    Then there are PDA phones. Their appeal is simple: Why carry around two devices when you can have just one that combines both functions? Handspring's Treo answered this call a few years ago. Then PalmOne bought Handspring, continued to sell the incredibly popular Treo 600, and developed the brand-new Treo 650.


    The Treo 650 is the Swiss Army knife of personal digital assistants, combining all the features of a high-end PDA and a cell phone without compromising the functionality of either. PalmOne certainly took all the Treo 600 user requests and suggestions to heart when designing this baby. A brighter, higher-resolution 320-by-320-pixel screen crisply displays data and VGA pictures taken with the built-in camera. Integrated Bluetooth is great for adding a wireless headset (see the accompanying article "Bluetooth in Action"). The QWERTY keyboard is backlit to be readable in any lighting condition. The 23MB of flash memory maintains stored data even if you forget to charge the removable battery. With the headphone jack, you can listen to audio with the included MP3 player. And an e-mail application lets you download mail wirelessly from POP3 and IMAP e-mail clients.


    While prices will vary with each cellular carrier, expect to pay about $500 for the Treo 650. For the budget-conscious, look for the older Treo 600 to be repriced well under $300.
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    More from Tech Tuesday on Yahoo.

    "Mobile TV is actually the most important application beyond voice and messaging in phones," said Andrew Cole, a vice president for consultancy A.T. Kearney.


    He believes U.S. users alone will spend $30 billion annually on mobile TV, money that will go to telecoms operators, equipment makers and broadcasters.


    "The light goes on when you see it. It is very watchable," Cole said of live TV demonstrations on phones in South Korea (news - web sites).


    Mobile phone users with high-speed, third generation handsets can already watch some TV channels that are broadcast via a low-quality wireless Internet video stream, provided by Vodafone in its 3G markets at a cost of 12 euros per hour, rather than the high quality of broadcast typical for TV sets.
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