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Topic # 7915 21-May-2006 01:00
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The Palm Treo 700p was announced some days ago, i had a look at the specs, seems basically the same hardware as the 650 but with a EVDO radio inside(im talking CDMA because GSM is much to expensive),  which doesnt warrent upgrade to me, and im very happy with my 650.  I know its going to take Months and Months before it gets to Telecom, but oh-well.  They have taken the SDIO wifi card support from the system, which is pointless, what else do you want to do with SDIO? nothing...but anyway..

What do you think?

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Reply # 36208 21-May-2006 01:10
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They say if you have cellular data with its wider-coverage-than-wifi-can-ever-think-of-having, why bother with Wireless LAN support. This is of course valid in a country with unlimited day for a few bucks...

Here in old New Zealand the $49/1GB plans are limited to a few data card models (Telecom New Zealand) or attached to a contract (Vodafone New Zealand). Also those are limited offers, only valid until mid-2006 and lasting for 24 months only. After this, who knows?

If you really want WiFi, stick with your Treo 650 or get a Pocket PC Phone Edition...

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  Reply # 36209 21-May-2006 01:13
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I see you know your stuff, goodwork :-)


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  Reply # 36422 23-May-2006 20:03
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The 650 can't take SDIO wifi cards either, it never has - you need to use the Enfora Wifi Sled to have Wifi Support, plus the 700p has more memory - 128mb in total, 60mb available to the user, plus it has an upgraded camera - now 1.3mp, not to mention the software upgrades. Don't get me wrong, I love the 650, but the 700 is a long awaited upgrade.

Just my two cents anyhow :-)

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  Reply # 36428 23-May-2006 22:10
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I bought a 1gb sd card straight after buying the treo, so memory isnt a worry, and yeah dont use wifi(but probably will oneday) so didnt realy know about the sdio, was just assuming.  i start work writing for a mobile phone review magazine in a couple months, that will give me a chance to use all the devices.

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