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Verizon Treo 755p Coming Soon!

There’s no doubt that Treonauts on Verizon Wireless have had plenty of reasons to complain about the treatment that they’ve received in the past year.  Even though rumours had circulated that a Verizon Treo 755p might be released in late July, the fact is that the carrier has nonetheless failed to introduce a new Palm OS Treo in over 18 months (since the release of the Treo 700p in May 2006) while AT&T and Sprint have launched a vast assortment of Palm smartphones such as the Treo 680, Treo 755p, Windows Mobile Treo 750 and more recently also the Centro.

Verizon Treo 755p

To be honest for a moment I thought that Verizon might never release another Treo but the good news is that the company’s business website (image above) is now at least showing that its Palm Treo 755p is “Coming Soon!” .  Hopefully this is an indication that Verizon is finally getting back on the Treo bandwagon and that it may soon follow with the release of its own Palm Centro as well (in January?).

Another issue with both Sprint and Verizon remains the lack of a CDMA replacement from Palm for its now aged line of Windows Mobile Treo 700w|wx smartphones while AT&T customers have had the benefit of the slimmer antenna-less Treo 750 for some time. 

In this respect, aside from the exciting rumoured Treo 800w there has unfortunately been absolutely no indication whatsoever that a new CDMA Treo with Windows Mobile might be in the works at Palm (its latest WM6 Treo 500 smartphone is currently only compatible with GSM carriers).

It’s evident that Verizon’s renewed and full support for the Treo and Centro platform would greatly help Palm to regain some momentum and is undoubtedly welcome news for all those Treonauts who have thus far been frustratingly unable to upgrade their Treo 700p or 700w|wx.

Treonauts never like to wait

Posted by Andrew on November 26, 2007 at 02:46 PM

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by Jack Roe | Nov 26, 2007 3:39:07 PM

I am soooo tired of Verizon and palm. I have a 700p for a year and a half now and it is just a piece of junk. I thought that Verizon might bring in the newer centro, but they are up to their old tricks of bringing in old outdated, tired palm devices. Guess they get palms old inventory at a discount? There have been other palm devices released since the 755p, but verizon brings in the old 755P, no wifi etc., in a really nasty green color to boot! Time to say so long to verizon and palm. Hello to at&t and blackberry. I need a phone the actually works!

by LotusLord | Nov 26, 2007 3:44:19 PM

The 755p isn't that much older then the Centro, and both run the same OS. The Centro doesn't have Wifi either. While I agree that getting away from Verizon is probably a good idea (best nationwide network my ass), I can't say a BlackBerry on any carrier will be your best bet.

by Jack | Nov 26, 2007 4:41:40 PM

If you'd like to stay with Palm OS, switch to Sprint and get a Centro. I've retired my 700p now that I have the Centro. It is faster and stable, besides being smaller and more attractive in my opinion. I used to be on Verizon but never again. They just nickel and dime you to death.

by David | Nov 26, 2007 5:28:22 PM

This model is too little too late. Palm is going to have to be using the slogan "Yesterday's Technology Tomorrow!" if it keeps this up. If it weren't for the lack of voice dialing, I'd be tossing my Treo for an IPhone tomorrow.

by Jason Chase | Nov 26, 2007 6:13:04 PM

Ditto on the comment about VZW. Never known for the latest/greatest handsets, they've really gotten quite worse. Not to mention they're downward slide on customer service. They used to be worth paying a little more for to get a better network and really great customer service. Now? Do yourself a favor and go to another carrier. You'll at least get a more modern handset and heck maybe even rollover.

Personally, after a truly horrible experiece with the 700p I was all but ready to ditch Treo -- this after owning a 600 and 650. But I've rediscovered my love.

With Windows Mobile on my Treo.

by Jack | Nov 26, 2007 7:22:47 PM

Hey Jason, that's a good thing that Palm has stretched their offerings out to the WinMo users. Options are always a good thing for us the consumer. Now if they can just get their Linux based OS out the door...

by Charles | Nov 26, 2007 10:02:57 PM

Pray tell: aside from no antenna and built in IM, how is the 755p an upgrade from the 700p??

by K.C. | Nov 26, 2007 10:50:01 PM

Gotta agree with many of you, Palm and Verizon just doesn't cut it. My 700p has been a huge disappointment due to instability and random freeze-ups that c/s blame on 3rd party apps (as though we're not buying Treos to use 3rd party apps in the 1st place!). I've had my handset replaced, but it didn't change anything. Many other users have told me they were much more satisfied after switching from Palm to Blackberry, and I understand Palm has more problems with CDMA handsets than GSM. I'm looking for Palm alternatives at this point.

by Will Spent | Nov 26, 2007 11:52:32 PM

With BB and Apple getting WiFi on their phones with AT&T, hopefully Palms from AT&T will eventually come out with WiFi. This won't happen with VZ.

by sergio | Nov 27, 2007 1:35:28 AM

Palm Wake up!

1) I have used Palm the last 15th years for its software and devices smarter than any Pocket Window devices except the last 5 years when Palm stopped to be creative
2) I Will never buy a machine without access to Wi-Fi and unblocked
3) Stop selling "cosmetic" machines and not fully equiped
4) Work hard on the Palm software and do not rely on others to fix your obsolete originality
5) Look around you. ! Palm has lost all points in the market
6) Ask yourself where and why you have lost your soul on the way
7) Remove your actual team of ingeniers and hire artists to rethink your communication and products
It is a pity to see how deep you really falled

by Aaron | Nov 27, 2007 4:56:44 PM

I would love to ditch the Verizon Treo, but I keep coming back to it for 2 main reasons:

1) Chat style texting
2) Wireless syncing of Outlook contacts, calendar & tasks.

I have upgraded to 3 phones over the last 18 months for no other reason than pure boredom with the 700P (including the Blackberry Pearl). However, by the end of each day I've sent them back and returned to the Treo. The blackberries do not have Chat style texting - if you have gotten used to this on you're Treo I don't see how you can have anything else (the iPhone has this feature). Also, my Verizon Treo syncs wirelessly with my Outlook, including contacts & calendar. Unless you have a Blackberry on a work server, this is one of the only phones that will do it via Verizon Wirelesssync. You cannot wirelessly sync your calendar and contacts with your Iphone (Don't get me wrong, I think it's the coolest phone out there). So, I guess I'll be getting the 755p; again, for no other reason than boredom.

by Tom | Nov 28, 2007 3:19:00 PM

I've only been on my 700p VZW for a month now, but I've upgraded the OS and it's been stable as a rock for email, and everything else. I love it better than my buddies iPhone,....works flawlessly with my mac!

by Andrew | Dec 3, 2007 8:02:31 PM

Just saw on eBay a Verizon Branded 755p Dummy phone. Does this mean that the real thing is coming soon if the Dummy is already available?

by Rich | Dec 4, 2007 2:47:50 PM

Talked to a VZW rep in Circuit City last night. He said the 755p won't be coming out until January at the earliest. Be he also said "Palm has been bought out by Windows" so what does he know. Anyway, with VZW, it will be available when it's available. I still have my trusty 650 and am not even sure I'll go to the 755p. Might wait for the Centro, but knowing VZW that probably won't come out until this time next year (how long has Sprint had the 755p??). I gotta stay with VZW, though - I get 4 bars in my home, at work and at my church - the three most important places I go. For me, their network has been bomb proof. Can't remember the last time I dropped a call.

by Don | Dec 7, 2007 9:44:27 AM

I've been using my 650 since mid-2005. Not very stable anymore but adequate. I need to cut my costs right now and may give up my unlimited data connection. Toughest part of losing that will be losing Google Maps.

If the job situation improves in the next few weeks, I've been considering the 700P because of the greater memory and because my 650's touch screen needs to be calibrated 1+ times daily. It's pretty beaten up. If I could catch the 700P on clearance w' the 755P coming in, that would suit me.

Having 4 CDMA phones active on my Verizon account kinda limits me. The network has been very adequate for me around North America.

by K.C. | Dec 15, 2007 1:13:40 AM

Talked to a Palm rep today while doing a hard reset to remove freeze-up issues (due to corrupted files)...he stated that 700p users should remove the battery twice a week to prevent file corruption, which causes O/S freezing. The phone works better now, but why doesn't Verizon offer better and newer products? Do we really need to switch to ATT to get recent handsets? I'm moving service soon!

by Sergio | Dec 15, 2007 6:17:48 AM


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