Cingular Treo 680: Available In Black & Silver?
A couple of days ago Engadget posted confirmation that Cingular would indeed be the first carrier to release the forthcoming Treo 680. This by itself is not something that we didn’t already know but what struck me was the fact that the images of the Treo 680 that they found (inside an internal Cingular PowerPoint presentation) appear to show a black (above left) and silver version of our next smartphone.
At this stage there is no way for us to know for sure if Cingular will a) indeed have a black and silver version nor if b) this carrier has chosen not to release the Treo 680 with any other more ‘funky’ colour themes. In this last respect, what we do know is that Palm will sell the “Unlocked” version of the GSM-only (for now) Treo 680 in all four colours below directly via its online store and retail locations – simultaneously with Cingular’s launch or within days of it.
Evidently I am extremely glad to see that there may be a Treo 680 becoming available in black (my favourite) with Cingular but I would also have liked for this colour to have been made available for the unlocked model… Then again to be honest I also find both the white and orange to be extremely appealing so maybe I should get more than one and just decide which one will match my mood every morning
Joking aside, given that there is a choice of colours for the new Treo 680 I am curious to see how much this alone might influence your decision to purchase a subsidized Treo 680 from Cingular (estimated $299 with 1 year voice contract, $199 with 2 year voice contract or possibly FREE with 2 year voice and data contract) or an Unlocked Treo 680 from Palm (estimated $399)…
Additionally, I was told by Palm at DigitalLife in NYC that the three colours (plus silver) had been selected by gathering the votes of all Palm employees and choosing the most popular ones. Evidently there are a few other colours that I would personally have liked to see such as Gunmetal Blue, Lime Green, Gold, Yellow and Pink and again I’m curious to see what your choice might have been.