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Thursday, 21 August 2008 08:09

Unlocked Treo Pro breaks cover

Written by David Stellmack

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New GSM model from Palm is a bit expensive

While the leak prior to launch did give Palm some good press coverage of its new Treo Pro and while we got it right on the feature set of the new phone, the price left us more than a bit puzzled.

The new Palm Treo Pro runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and utilizes the proven Treo form factor with a splash of the recently successful Centro to create a GSM phone that attempts to lure current and former Palm users back to the fold with a variety of updated features.

The Treo Pro runs a 400MHz Qualcomm processor combined with 128MB of RAM and 256MB of ROM and it's using a 320x320 display. The Treo Pro also turns up the heat by including all of the latest features, including 3G/HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and GPS support, as well as a microSDHC slot.

The fact that the phone is initially being sold as an unlocked unit priced at $549 is somewhat a mystery, as this makes the phone pricey; but at the same time it allows the user to use it on any GSM network.

It would appear that at least for the moment until the price comes down by carriers subsidizing the cost of the phone (which should bring it down into the $399 range), it could be tough sledding for Palm to gain any traction with this new offering, despite the new design and all the latest features.

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