Well, it has been about 48 hours with the new Treo 700p. I have made some initial observations and I am continuing to take good notes so I can bring you a full review next week. Most of the questions I see in on-line forums tend to be about ‘what is different’ between the 700 and the 650, so I’ll try to quickly address that here.
Read on to see some more pictures (click any of the pictures for a larger view) and find out some of the answers to those questions!
Side by side comparison:
I put the Treo 650 and the 700p next to each other and took these pictures. It is hard to capture, but the 700p seems narrower to me. It also feels lighter. The specs don’t necessarily support this – but it just ‘feels’ lighter and narrower.
The bottom edges of the 700p are also rounded as opposed to the 650 which features a much more ‘squared off’ design. They keys are also noticeably wider and ‘squared off’ on the 700p as opposed to the rounded ones on the 650. The D-pad is also squared off on the 700p. It feels like the 700p has a better tactile feel – like there is more real estate for your fingers.
You will also notice that the side buttons are different. The 650 has more of a ‘rocker’ switch for the volume. The 700p uses two smaller buttons which are separate from one another. So far, I am finding this feature to be more ‘cosmetic’ than anything else. The small button under the side button does bring up a new voice recorder feature on the 700p which is a nice touch.
What’s in the Box:
As you can see, the Treo 700p doesn’t come with much in the way of accessories. There is an application CD, a Stereo headset (why they use a min-jack that conventional headphones can’t go into is beyond me,) an AC adapter and a hotsync cable. That’s it. For $400-600, depending on service contract, I would like to see a case, a screen protector and a car charger.
Written by Gary