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First Look at the Treo 680
by Josh Rubin
on 12 October 2006
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Earlier today at Digitallife Palm announced the much anticipated Treo 680. We got our hands on one and are happy to report it's a great improvement over the 650. The device is smaller in all dimensions. The screen is brighter and more crisp, the SD card slot is moved to a better location and the antenna is now internal so there's not annoying nub. Expected to ship by this holiday season at a more "competitive" price, the 680 will be available in 4 colors: graphite, copper, arctic and crimson.

Software improvements include a new phone user interface which includes 5 tabs on the main screen: dial (pictured right), favorites, wallpaper idle, address book and call log (all four pictured below, click to zoom). There's also better association of contacts and photos so you can see a picture of who's calling—something long time coming for Palm. The multimedia applications are also improved to better access and use pictures, video and music.

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The Treo 680 will also come bundled with über handy Google Maps, an improved Blazer web browser and a selection of Email clients to chose from.

Check Engadget for live coverage of the press event here.

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