earlier as the Palm
Treo 850w and even somewhat
confirmed by Palm last week already, today Palm officially announced its latest Windows Mobile
smartphone, the Palm Treo Pro. With its streamlined design and Palm shortcuts
layered on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the Treo Pro is a combination of sleek
simplicity and robust productivity by featuring quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and
triband UMTS/HSDPA, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and GPS capabilities.
The Palm Treo Pro has 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM which can be expanded with
microSDHC memory cards, up to 32 GB. While the device lacks a front facing
camera for video telephony, it features a 2.0 megapixel main camera on the
The removable 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is said to give up to
to 5 hours talk time and up to 250 hours standby.
"Businesses want the control and savings that Windows Mobile
affords, in an innovative and elegant package that keeps their users happy.
That's where Palm comes in," said Ed Colligan, president and chief executive
officer, Palm, Inc. "Everything about Treo Pro - from the hardware design to
the packaging and accessories - embodies the elegant and simplified end-to-end
experience that our customers expect from Palm."
The Palm Treo Pro will be available in September in Europe through Vodafone (from free to
399 Euro with contract) and O2 (pricing is available from O2 direct sales and
online business stores) and in Australia through Telstra (from free with
contract). It will be available in the United States in the fall through the
Palm online store as well as select Internet, retail and enterprise resellers
for a suggested retail price of US$ 549. The U.S. version is unlocked and
unsubsidized, giving end users the flexibility to simply insert their existing
active SIM card and immediately start using their Treo Pro without a new
contract. Additional Treo Pro availability is scheduled to follow worldwide.
Cheers ~ Arne