that the Palm Treo 500 is anything dramatically new, far from it - it's Palm's
unbranded version of the
Palm Treo 500v (see
our previous review here) which Palm
exclusively launched with
Vodafone Autumn last year.
Nevertheless, Palm's Treo 500 is now also available without the Vodafone
branding and exclusivity and Palm Germany was kind enough to send one over to
have a follow-up review, also to compare the vanilla Treo 500 with Vodafone's
Treo 500v version.
Most important for German customers - the unbranded Treo 500 is now available in
charcoal gray while Vodafone (Germany's) Treo 500v was available in glacier
And while both devices running Windows Mobile 6 Standard, Palm left
Vodafone's TPP Start screen
UI but just uses the original Microsoft
Start screen instead: