Palm Treo 800w for Sprint
Sprint has finally unveiled the Palm Treo 800w, more than a week ahead of schedule and after some stores began unofficially selling the device last Friday. The 5oz device, which appeared on Palm's online store on Sunday, includes Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Software as well as advanced GPS functions --with both autonomous and simultaneous GPS using Sprint Navigation for turn by turn directions along with points of interest searches. It supports outlook email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support as well as the ability to receive email from multiple corporate and personal POP/IMAP email accounts and offers a central five-way navigation button for easy access to menus and one-handed operation. The phone is on-sale for $600 with a $250 instant savings offer and $100 mail-in rebate, bringing the final price to $250 with a 2-year contract.
Sprint Treo 800w details
The long-anticipated Palm Treo 800w has finally received a specific release date under Sprint's network. As previously noted, the 800w will launch in July, but it is now known through a leak that corporate customers will be able to pick it up on the 9th, and the general public getting access on the 13th. The phone will use Windows Mobile 6.1 and feature built-in Wi-Fi and GPS functionality. It will be the first Treo to use the EVDO Rev. A data network to attain 3G data speeds. Without commitments, it will be priced at nearly $600.
Sprint 800w in testing?
Palm maybe looking to test its rumored WiFi-equipped Treo 800w, according to new reports. An email, sent to select individuals calling for Sprint customers who will use Bluetooth devices and have access to WiFi, was sent to potential beta testers, Engadget reports. The email sought "seasoned business professionals" who "commute and spend a ton of time working on email and on the phone." The report suggests that Palm may be looking to roadtest the Treo device ahead of its expected Sprint launch this summer. Preliminary specs indicate that the device will include Sprint's latest 3G EVDO Rev A network as well as integrated Wi-Fi and GPS functions; it is expected to replace Palm's current 700w in the Sprint range when it arrives sometime in July.