Palm Moves Imperceptibly Sideways

On Monday, Palm announced the release of the Treo 755p for the Verizon network. There have only been a couple substantively new things to happen with the Treo 755p since I reviewed the Sprint edition last May: New Color - Azure Green New Feature - Treo Voice Dialing That's it for new features. Otherwise, same laundry list of features and complaints that have been around for a seeming age: Palm OS 5.4.9, integrated Google Maps, no Wi-Fi, lousy browser, instant messaging, Microsoft Direct Push. Treo Voice Dialing at least sounds marginally interesting, particularly for those in California gearing up for the new hands-free driving laws that will be enacted in 2008. Apparently, you can dial contacts or raw phone numbers by speaking the name or number ("Call Andrew at work"), or you can launch applications or initiate a text or e-mail message to a contact by voice as well-without having to preprogram words or perform some device training before getting started.

On Monday, Palm announced the release of the Treo 755p for the Verizon network. There have only been a couple substantively new things to happen with the Treo 755p since I reviewed the Sprint edition last May:

New Color - Azure Green

New Feature - Treo Voice Dialing

That's it for new features. Otherwise, same laundry list of features and complaints that have been around for a seeming age: Palm OS 5.4.9, integrated Google Maps, no Wi-Fi, lousy browser, instant messaging, Microsoft Direct Push.

Treo Voice Dialing at least sounds marginally interesting, particularly for those in California gearing up for the new hands-free driving laws that will be enacted in 2008. Apparently, you can dial contacts or raw phone numbers by speaking the name or number ("Call Andrew at work"), or you can launch applications or initiate a text or e-mail message to a contact by voice as well—without having to preprogram words or perform some device training before getting started.