We saw the spy shot of the new Palm Gandolf and I suspected that they wouldn't call it a Treo since it wouldn't have a touchscreen. Shows what I know. Now specs for the device have been leaked and they look pretty darn plausible to me:

  • Naming convention will be Treo 5XX
  • One version with Windows Mobile 6 Standard, the other is a new non-touchscreen edition of the Palm OS
  • Multiple colors
  • 135 grams; 117 x 65 x 13.8 mm
  • 2.4 inch QVGA screen with 65k colors
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP support
  • 3G + HSDPA
  • 256 MB onboard memory with 64 MB of RAM

Palm still has a little usability "secret sauce" left in 'em - their Treo 750 really is nicer to use that your average WM5 phone. Apply that to Standard edition and give me those specs above and I'll drop my Blackjack like a bad habit - even with my hacked Windows Mobile 6 ROM on it.

Read: Exclusive: Palm Gandolf specifications - IntoMobile

(Oh, and nobody will believe me, but I totally called the non-touchscreen version of the PalmOS at least two years ago. I'm expecting Gandolf won't have their Linux-based OS Yet, but still be stuck with Garnet. Windows Mobile connection to this aside? Simple: Ha Ha! )