updated 12:00 pm EDT, Mon August 7, 2006
Treo Nitro Leaked
Palm hasn't been as successful in the smartphone market as it once was with PDAs. That may be in part due to the relatively high price of the Treo series: they've almost always been targeted at the higher end of the phone spectrum, which has kept the phones from being as ubiquitous as they could be (an especially dangerous proposition with the cheap and stylish Motorola Q as a rival). This sober reality might soon change with the advent of the budget-oriented Treo Nitro. First hinted at in a Cingular roadmap, the Nitro has now made its public debut through a photo leak. Similar in looks to its Treo 700 bigger brother, the new phone is expected to use PalmOS 5.4 and pack in 64 MB of internal memory alongside an SD slot and a VGA camera. It should be ready for the holiday season and might make a good alternative for those who want a smartphone but have a chronic aversion to Windows Mobile. A full-size photo is waiting after the jump.