Palm Treo 700wx Smartphone is a combination of PDA and mobile cell phone offered by both Palm Sprint as an update to Verizon’s Treo 700w, addressing common complaints by power users that the Treo 700w does not have Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN) and comes with too little user available memory. Palm Treo 700wx runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition operating system, the second Palm device on WM platform. Treo 700wx features 128MB (60MB user accessible) non-volatile Memory, Intel XScale 312MHz processor, 16-bit 64k colors 240 x 240 color TFT touchscreen display, 800/1900MHz nationwide digital phone, CDMA2000 EvDO network support which compatible with 1xRTT network, Bluetooth 1.2 wireless support, 1.3 megapixels with 1280×1024 resolution plus 2x digital zoom, automatic light balancing, integrated self-portrait mirror, video capture ability, full QWERTY key layout with backlighting, integrated number dial pad, support for MultiMediaCard, SD & SDIO cards, and weighs 180 grams.

Palm Treo 700wx

MobileTechReview reviews Palm Treo 700wx for Sprint and concludes with rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars that “the Treo is hard to beat in any form, and the 700wx improves on the 700w by adding more memory. This and the 700w are by far the easiest Windows Mobile Pocket PC phones to use one-handed and Palm’s usability enhancements and hardware design are a winning combination. The smartphone is responsive and stable and generally a joy to use in business and messaging-centric settings. Sprint’s Power Vision EVDO service is a bargain at $15/month for unlimited data transfer and the Treo’s web browser and strong email client will keep you well connected (including push email). How we wish the Treo had integrated WiFi though! Doubling the memory has earned the 700wx a half star more than the 700w in our ratings.”

PDAStreet (dead link) concludes that while Verizon customers might be unhappy about it, the Treo700wx for Sprint delivers improved storage and performance. If you’ve been waiting to buy a 700w, but didn’t want to make the move from Sprint to Verizon, this is the time.

Gadgetnutz (dead link) gives Palm Treo 700wx the grade of B- with comments that “there is certainly room for improvement, but if you are looking for an easy to use Smartphone that can read and edit your Office documents, Sync all your contacts, ulilize one handed operation for almost every task and be compatible with Bluetooth headsets and/or GPS units – then this a great phone for you. Is it worth an upgrade if you already own a Treo 650? That’s a tough one to answer. For me, the answer would be yes…..but I would actually opt for the 700p if I were to stay with the bulky Treo line.”

mytreo (dead link) meanwhile concludes that while the 700wx addresses the memory problems of the 700w, the antiquated screen is still an issue for me. WM5 is an excellent OS, but requires more “clicks” to navigate than the Palm OS on the Treo 700p. Using the 700wx, I also missed the dedicated Calendar and Email buttons on the 700p. The Treo 700wx is probably best suited for business users who use Exchange and depend on seamless integration. For most other, users I believe that the Treo 700p is by far a better choice.