Palm Now Selling Treo 755p From $279
Available in two distinct colours – Midnight Blue and Burgundy – the new Sprint Treo 755p can be yours for as little as $279 with a two year plan; $379 with a one year plan. Unusually, Palm is also offering the Treo 755p for $579 with no plan commitment of any kind.
As always, voice and data plans are considerably less straightforward to understand but voice options start at $29.99 per month for 200 anytime minutes and go up to $149.99 per month for 4000 minutes (both offer Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes). Other plan options include Unlimited Text Messaging for $10 per month and Unlimited Data for $20 per month – without Dial-Up Networking (DUN) – and $39.99 per month with DUN enabled. The Sprint Power Vision Business Data Pack also adds unlimited Sprint Navigation service (powered by Telenav).
I know that some existing Sprint Treo 700p owners have been somewhat underwhelmed by the Treo 755p feeling that it does not have enough new features and functionalities to justify an upgrade but I disagree. The debate is akin to the one that raged when the Treo 680 was released and comparisons were made then with the Treo 650 under similar unfounded grounds.
The fact is that like many I will very happily upgrade my Treo 700p (which I use in the US) to the Treo 755p in much the same way that I was delighted to upgrade my old Treo 650 to the Treo 680 (which I use internationally). My reasons for this are simple. On the one hand I want to have a slimmer, lighter and antenna-less smartphone (it really makes a huge difference). On the other hand, given the constant daily use that I make of my Treo for work and fun I can more than easily justify the cost of my upgrade.
Treonauts always have the best reasoning…