Comparing the Palm Treo 680 vs. the Palm Treo Pro

My Dad’s a diehard Palm Treo user.  It’s just what he’s familiar with, so as much as I’d like to upgrade him from his Palm Treo 680 to an iPhone, I think he’d really miss not having a keyboard.  So I’m thinking about switching him to a Palm Treo Pro to minimize the switching cost.  Couldn’t find a god comparison of the two devices so here’s one:

  Palm Treo 680 Palm Treo Pro
Dimensions 2.3″ x 4.4″ x 0.8″ 2.4″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″
Weight 5.5 oz 4.7 oz
Software Palm OS Windows Mobile
Network GSM/GPRS Edge (quad band GSM) GSM/GPRS Edge (quad band GSM) + 3G HSDPA/UMTS
Processor 312MHz Intel® 400MHz Qualcomm® MSM7201
Screen size 2.75″ diagonal (320×320) 3.5″ diagonal (320×320) (source)
GPS No Yes
Wi-fi No Yes (802.11b/g)
Built-in chat No Yes (on Wi-Fi only)
Connectors Power: proprietary Palm connector
Headphone: proprietary 2.5mm
Power: micro-USB (same as Blackberry, etc)
Headphone: standard 3.5mm

(Actually, I did find a comparison of all Palm devices, including the Treo 680 and the Treo Pro, on Palm’s site, but it didn’t have all the information I was looking for and had some annoying quirks… like rather than list a dimension as 4.7″ it was 4.69″. Ahhh marketing.)

One thought on “Comparing the Palm Treo 680 vs. the Palm Treo Pro”

  1. Of course the 680 is Palm OS and Treo PRO is WinMo. So there’d be an adjustment either way. And unfortunately there’s no good deals on the PRO since it’s not carrier subsidized. Can I tempt you with a Blackberry Curve instead? Or maybe a Samsung Blackjack 3 (EPIX, WinMo).

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