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.
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…