updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon June 2, 2008
Verizon Leaks Treo 800w
A set of slides leaked today via Engadget Mobile has detailed many of Verizon's phone plans for the next few months, including new smartphones. One image confirms that the US carrier will pick up the Palm Treo 800w and verifies virtually every detail of the device, including its being Palm's first phone with EVDO Revision A for faster 3G access as well as Wi-Fi, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and 256MB of permanent storage in addition to a microSD slot. The new Treo is due in the summer and may launch near the Sprint version.
The slip also confirms that Verizon will play host to the Samsung i770 and provides more details of the smartphone. The handset is confirmed as a dual-mode CDMA and GSM phone that will roam properly outside of North America, and will also support EVDO Revision A. It will also sport Windows Mobile 6 and should share Wi-Fi but use a sharper 2-megapixel camera. It should ship in a similar timeframe.
Two regular phones will also help kick off an upcoming push-to-talk service that uses Verizon's EVDO Revision A data service instead of a separate network, such as Sprint's iDEN. The Motorola V750 and Casio G'zOne c711 will both use the advanced 3G inside a ruggedized, weatherproof design; both will still find room for an exotic design and either 1.3-megapixel (Casio) or 2-megapixel (Motorola) cameras.
In addition to the phones, Verizon is also prepping two uniquely dual-mode options for computer access. The provider says it will already support notebooks using Qualcomm Gobi chipsets that support both EVDO Revision A as well as worldwide HSPA for GSM networks. A Novatel global USB adapter will add the same features for virtually all notebooks in the summer.