Only 2000 units of this commemorative edition was released in Asia to celebrate Palm's 10th anniversary. It works only with the GSM network.
I owned a Treo 650 Silver model for almost 2 years and used it regularly to update the Thimbuktu Phlog site at:
It took me less than an hour to charge the battery, hotsync and get back all my previous Treo 650 stuff which I restored from my SD card.
The Black Tie is identical to the Treo 650 Silver in all respects except for the cosmetic changes; and the velvety feel of the rubberised material which gives a good grip.
The PalmOS software version is: Treo 650-1.20-ENA
A "Thank You" card from Ed Calligan, CEO of Palm Inc. was included in the box:
"With this special 10-Year Anniversary Black Tie Edition of the Treo 650 smartphone, we thank you for your interest and your support. More than 34 million Palm mobile-computing products have been sold since the Pilot was made available in March 1996. And we've only begun to deliver on our vision: that the future of personal computing is mobile computing. Please watch us as we begin our second decade of innovation".