There have been some interesting comments and emails on this "new look". I truly have no opinion one way or the other as it is a WM Treo, so I could care less. But, having said that, I am aware of the great possiblity that if this is the new design for the 800w, then this is most likely the design for the 800p or whichever new "Treo" branded device is up next.
So, does this float the boat? I know that it is a bit difficult to gauge given the size of the image but, it is clear that there is a new look. Does it make you want to wait on the purchase of another brand, or is it that push you needed to move on.
I take back my earlier statement. I do have an opinion on it. Even though the Gandolf is not the device for me, the Gandolf represents a brand new look, where this 800w isn't too far off from current Treos. But many have written in defense of the Treo line against the onsluaght of the iPhone, that it's the Treo form factor they love. The way it fits in the hand and the ease of use with it's keyboard layout. So if that is the case, then Palm has given you what you wanted I guess. A new design, but not really.