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    Anyone know what the processor speed will be? Want to try to compare apples to apples. I'm vzw customer and trying to decide between the not yet existing 700 and the not yet existing 6700. Love the treo form factor and I will feel better about waiting for it if I know that it's at least comparable in terms of processing power. It's got less ram, no wifi, and smaller screen so at least I hope it's not slow also.
    Thanks
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    Considering the pxa270 and variants are capable of 624mhz, and the treo uses it at 312. It goes in 104mhz increments. The ppc-6700 uses 416mhz. It's just a matter of how much they wanted to pay per cpu for the rating at the speed they want. Most treo's can do 416. My 6700 can do 520 (553 non standard).

    I would venture a guess they will match the status of others and make it 416.
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    I agree, I can't see less than 416 but then again, why'd they go with lower screen res than the 650?
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    I thought someone posted that it had something to do with ms apps not using the 320x320 display resolution?
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    Im hoping for 520MHz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gex
    Im hoping for 520MHz.
    They've gotta give us something. I didn't upgrade to the 650 because I felt it wasn't different enough to justify the cost at the time. Now I would, since price has dropped but now I'm waiting for the next one. If I had a 650, I'd be saying the same, "I'm not sure if it's different enough to adopt it early". Main differences over 650 are better camera (a plus), little more ram (not enough more), lower res screen (a minus), EVDO (a plus), WM (I'm not getting into that one here), no wifi (what the...will we ever get it?). They at least should give us a nice, powerful processor.
    BTW...anyone figured out why landscape mode with a square screen yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Kai
    BTW...anyone figured out why landscape mode with a square screen yet?
    Its the same reason you have nipples. Its useless, but its a standard feature and its too much trouble to remove it.

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Kai
    BTW...anyone figured out why landscape mode with a square screen yet?
    Could be useful if you want to use the Treo with one of those foldable keyboards and still attach something to the bottom of the Treo like a pair of headphones that way you put the Treo on its side, rotate the screen and plug in the headphones. Probably not the reason they are including the feature though. As the above poster said, I think its a standard feature built into the WM5 OS.
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    well said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Kai
    EVDO (a plus), ..... no wifi (what the...will we ever get it?).
    I agree... but with EVDO, there is really no need for Wi-Fi... outside of saving on a data plan... but I think just about everyone here has unlimited anyway.

    Also, there has been a thread, and confirmation on a test unit that the SD WiFi card will work on the 700w.... so, not really WiFi... but kinda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmite
    Considering the pxa270 and variants are capable of 624mhz, and the treo uses it at 312. It goes in 104mhz increments. The ppc-6700 uses 416mhz. It's just a matter of how much they wanted to pay per cpu for the rating at the speed they want. Most treo's can do 416. My 6700 can do 520 (553 non standard).

    I would venture a guess they will match the status of others and make it 416.
    Don't forget that a higher clock rate will impact battery performance. With A higher clock rate, the cpu will drain the battery quicker.

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