011206davidamy.jpg The way cellphone cameras are advancing, it is only a matter of time before photojournalists start using cameras in their wireless phones to record events.

My latest toy is a Treo 700W Smartphone from Verizon, a Palm Treo running Windows Mobile version 5 with a 1.3 megapixel camera as part of the package. Besides being a phone, portable email device and PDA, the Treo can capture decent photos for web use or publication, like the one above featuring David St. Lawrence showing off photos of his and Gretchen’s cats to Amy when we met them for lunch Wednesday at Cafe del Sol.

The Treo also captures video, which is something I will experiment with later.