The long-anticipated Palm Treo 755p will now be carried by telecommunications giant, Verizon Wireless. After many delays, Verizon Wireless is at last offering Palm's Treo 755p, a Palm OS-based smartphone with support for this telecom's 3G network.
Sprint added this model to its lineup many months ago, and the reasons why Verizon is just now putting it on the market haven't been made public. Whatever they were, this product's long delay help push its maker, Palm, into the red last quarter.
But all that is passed and the 755p is available now on Verizon's web site for $400 with a two-year contract and a $100 on-line discount. In addition, the telecom is offering a $50 mail-in rebate, dropping the price to $350.
Verizon is including a voice control application with this smartphone, allowing the user to place a call, launch an application, and perform other functions with spoken commands.
More about the Treo 755p
The Treo 755p is one of Palm's previous generation of smartphones. It has a slimmer profile than earlier Treos, but isn't as small as the latest models. Naturally, it includes a 320-by-320-pixel display and a QWERTY keyboard.
It runs the Garnet OS (formerly Palm OS Garnet), has about 64 MB of internal storage available to users, and a miniSD slot with support for SDHC.
It was created for CDMA carriers, and offers support for the 3G cellular-wireless networking standard EV-DO.