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ENHANCEMENT: Palm to put W-LAN into future Treos
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 21.07.06 - 16:19:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7280x
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Okay, sure the Windows Mobile Treo(s) are great devices, even if the Treo 700w is coming with a square 240x240 screen only and also the Vodafone Treo 750v isn't expected to be anything better.
Nevertheless, the real drawback so far was the absence of W-LAN for such a high-tech PDA. But this might change in future, as Palm's CEO Ed Colligan told the Washington Post now.

According to that article Palm will add Wi-Fi into future Treos but Colligan declined to talk about when the future starts or which device the first W-LAN enabled Treo could be:

"We do believe Wi-Fi is an important technology," Colligan said. " There's no question that we'll ultimately put in our products, but at the right time."

According to the Washington Post Article, Palm had declined to add Wi-Fi in the past because it drains battery life.

Well, this means we can keep our fingers crossed, that the recently leaked "Palm Lennon" might have indeed W-LAN onboard, as reported earlier and since it looks like the "Cingular Lennon" could be the same device as the recently announced Palm Treo 750v, maybe even Palm's first UMTS Pocket PC Phone Edition has W-LAN onboard already.
I'm sure most customers and users would appreciate it. At least Vodafone is maintaining their own W-LAN HotSports so it could makes sense for them to have a device with inbuilt Wi-Fi.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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