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Alltel ships first CDMA Palm Treo Pro in US

updated 10:50 am EST, Thu March 5, 2009

Palm Treo Pro at Alltel

Alltel today claimed a small victory on Thursday with the official launch of its version of the Palm Treo Pro. Beating the Sprint edition by over a week, Alltel's model is now the first Windows Mobile device to use Internet Explorer Mobile 6 and should provide much more representative views of websites, including through Flash and Silverlight support. The carrier doesn't mention any network-specific features, however, beyond supporting faster 3G over EVDO Revision A.

Similarly, the hardware is identical to the GSM Treo Pro outside of the necessary switch in network standards, with a 2-megapixel camera, GPS and Wi-Fi as the Alltel phone's centerpiece features. Alltel does mention support for tethering the Palm device to a computer for use as an impromptu 3G modem.

Pricing for the new Treo is identical to Sprint's with a phone going for $200 after agreeing to a two-year plan. The phone is available online and in retail immediately and should also sell for $520 without a long-term contract. No indication has been given as to if or when Alltel's new parent company Verizon will adopt the phone itself.



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