Palm Treo 800w is a messaging centric device that aims at a business audience. You have a mixed call quality, text and multimedia messaging with threaded chat view, instant messaging and email. You have personal email with access to POP3/ IMAP accounts and of course, corporate email via Microsoft Exchange. The phone comes with Microsoft Office Mobile Suite, which means you can create and view Word/ Excel/ Power Point format files. You also have a PDF reader.
Treo 800w has both a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. However, the touch screen is small: it only measures 2.5 inches and fortunately, you have a stylus to manage it. As a display, it delivers colorful graphics and a sharp text. The full QWERTY keyboard is decent: the buttons are on the small side, but they are spaced between each other and they are raised above the surface. You have a larger space bar and the number keys are highlighted in white.
As a cell phone, Treo 800w covers the essentials: alarm clock, contact phone book limited by the available memory, polyphonic ringtones, voice recorder, vibrate mode, speed dial, calculator, calendar, notes, conference call capability and speakerphone. The higher end features include: Wi- Fi, GPS (Sprint Navigation), stereo Bluetooth, smart dialing, Internet Explorer Mobile and Ev- Do Rev.A network. While the speeds are good, web surfing on this small touch screen can be a pain, especially if you have to scroll through long pages.
This phone has an entertainment department where you will find a digital player that supports a variety of audio and video codecs and a 2 megapixels camera. The latter has limited editing options, 2x digital zoom, self portrait mirror and video recording capabilities. The picture quality is quite good for a 2 megapixels camera: the images look sharp enough and the colors look natural. This Windows Mobile device is compatible with Sprint TV, MTV Mobile and VH1 Mobile.