Gadget of the Day – Palm Treo 500V

The pay as you go smartphone has arrived. Just £220 will take you home this wet behind the ears Treo 500V, fresh with Palm's latest reworking of

The pay as you go smartphone has arrived. Just £220 will take you home this wet behind the ears Treo 500V, fresh with Palm's latest reworking of Windows Mobile 6.0.With 3G, a QWERTY keypad, Palm's messaging software and all Microsoft's usual Mobile Office and email accoutrements, it's something of a pre-pay bargain.‘Course if you'd rather go down the contract route then it can come home with you for nothing more than the cost of your inky scrawl on a 12- or 18-month deal plus your usual monthly contribution to Voda’s coffers.Catch it in Vodafone Stores in ‘glacier white’ or ‘charcoal grey’ from today.EssentialsPalm Treo 500vPrice: £220 on Pay as You Talk, £free on contractOn sale: Now Contact: PalmRelated stories:Palm shows off scrimping smartieNew Palm arrives next monthPalm folds the Foleo