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Palm & Vodafone To Present New Treo 750w On September 12

Generally speaking Palm is not exactly forthcoming when it comes to providing information about any future Treo smartphones or its possible release dates.

I was therefore pleasantly surprised to come across a comment made by a Palm spokeswoman today relating to Vodafone’s Treo 750w (running Windows Mobile) stating that “The announcement is going to be made in the UK on Sept. 12, and we will give all the details then but at the moment all we are saying is that it will be out before the end of the year”.

Although Vodafone will only be releasing the Treo 750w in Europe, any news – particularly its technical specifications – are important for US Treonauts as it is rumoured that Cingular will be releasing the very same model along with a Treo 750p (running PalmOS) sometime this October.

Additionally, it should be noted that the Sept. 12 date overlaps with the forthcoming CTIA show taking place in Los Angeles from Sept. 12 to 14 – an event which Palm has repeatedly used as a platform to make new product announcements.  I will naturally be attending CTIA and hope to get my hands on both the Treo 750p and Treo 750w there (or before…).

Palm to unveil new Treo model next month [Reuters]

Treonauts are always looking for great unveilings

Posted by Andrew on August 18, 2006 at 04:41 PM

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by Felipe | Aug 18, 2006 10:26:58 PM

yeah, but will palm sell an unlocked gsm version in the US?

by Blake | Aug 19, 2006 1:09:10 AM

Frankly, I am getting a little tired of the games Palm plays. They know what their customers/fans want and yet they take the tiniest baby steps to get there or insinuate they'll get there. They remind me of many companies that think they're too good to keep up with the competition and they make their stand on their reputation. In the meantime, other cell phone companies are catching up and soon will have a better product then Palm if Palm doesn't get their act together and come out with something FRESH. The 700p was weaker than weak and was by no means a worthy effort to upgrade the 650. They are playing games and soon it will catch up with them. I am a HUGE Treo fan and I am just a little unhappy with the other phones coming out and offering very comparable products to the Treo. Please, Palm, make a Treo with a Wi-Fi, thinner frame, usuable Bluetooth, and a hard drive, and a flash camera. People already pay $650 for these phones. Let's make the phone worth the money!

by Bob | Aug 19, 2006 11:13:05 AM

Here, here! I agree with Blake completely. The HTC products are packed with features (though I don't think they work nearly as well as the Treos--yet). It's only a matter of time before Palm will be left in the dust if they continue to creep along at such a slow pace.

by Confused | Aug 19, 2006 10:55:48 PM

guys guys guys.

palms customers are the carriers, not end users.

by felina | Aug 20, 2006 8:12:10 AM

why windows-based? won't they make a palm-based upgrade to 700p which is GSM? asia is waiting...

by Blake | Aug 20, 2006 12:56:14 PM

I totally disagree that Palm's customers are the carriers (to some extent). They are the middleman. Essentially the middleman is not going to want to sell something to its customers that won't sell. The carriers are not the consumers by no means. Are you saying Palm has an obligation to please the carrier and not the consumer?

by zetsurin | Aug 20, 2006 4:51:29 PM

It certainly sounds like I will be hanging onto my 650 for some time to come. It will be more a case of me getting a new smartphone when it dies more than another superior product coming out. I'd be throwing $$$$ into a new Treo to... lose the antenna, and potentially gain WM5 (which is the very thing that made me leave HTC for Palm in the first place!!!). Palm's complete and utter lack of any form of innovation will most definitely kill them sooner or later. The forever missing wifi card drivers for the treo 650 {yet they have them for other palm models, right?} will not be forgotten by this owner).

by roberto | Aug 21, 2006 11:47:35 AM

I'm an happy user of Treo 650 gsm under Vodafone in Italy.

We don't have any information on this new phone through Vodafone until now; anyway I don't think very interesting to switch to WM5 for happy 650 users..

by Zorin | Aug 21, 2006 1:58:39 PM

Do people really want Windows Mobile on Treos? I thought the whole point of the Treo platform was to GET AWAY from Windows Mobile, which I personally find bloated and irritating on a phone.

Everyone else sells Windows Mobile, PalmOne was special in that they sold smart phones with a lighter-weight, more reliable OS that was much better-suited to phone use.

So what's the deal? Anyone have sales figures for 700p versus 700w? I'm curious.

by Maybe | Aug 22, 2006 2:03:01 PM

Maybe Palm finds it easier to first release a Windows Mobile based version so that it there are any unreliability issues, these can always be blamed on the Windows platform.

Most people are attracted to Palm because of the Pam OS system, and maybe its taking a while to release this version as they work out the kinks in the system rather than release a crash-prone system and end up losing customers.

by alex_mayorga | Aug 24, 2006 9:22:17 AM

Vodafone in Spain is already teasing their customers about a Windows Mobile forthcoming device named Treo 750v. See for yourself at: http://www.vodafonesites.com/palm/

by Stefan | Aug 24, 2006 4:53:54 PM

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