updated 04:35 pm EST, Mon March 2, 2009
Alltel gets Palm Treo Pro
A Monday BGR report has Alltel releasing its version of the Palm Treo Pro smartphone this Thursday, March 5th. Alltel, the first US carrier to offer the phone following the delayed Spring version, will reportedly sell the Pro for $199 with a two-year contract and a $125 rebate. The handset includes 3G data network access over EVDO as well as Wi-Fi capabilities and GPS mapping.
Canadian provider Bell is the first in North America to offer the Windows Mobile handset, however, and prices it at $100 CAD, albeit on a longer three-year contract. Also, the phone has CDMA network support and EVDO-based 3G, while its GPS sensor is locked to Bell's navigation service.