updated 11:35 am EDT, Fri August 18, 2006
Palm New Treo in September
Palm has seen itself losing marketshare in recent months to smartphones from challengers such as HTC. The company knows that reversing its fortunes will require newer and more capable phones; to that end, a new Treo phone is set to be announced in London on September 12th, the company announced today. While details are scarce, Palm says the new Treo will ship before the end of the year. Comparisons to rival smartphones indicate that the most likely new features will be built-in Bluetooth and WiFi connections, which so far have only been possible on the Treo 700 series through add-in cards. A greater emphasis on music and videos is also possible given new entries in the market from BlackBerry and others.