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Sprint Treo Pro: Coming Jaunary 25th (Confirmed Again)

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We've been telling you about that Sprint Treo Pro (PRT850HK) for sometime now (DSL Reports) and even showed some exclusive screenshots of it running Mobile IE 6.

BGR later confirmed that it has a slated release date for January 11th (right on time for CES).

Now EngadgetMobile gets an internal sheet showing all of this again. What is interesting though is that this is indeed replacing the 800w. This is sort of expected, but not confirmed until now.

Oh 800w, we hardly knew ya!

Specs are still mostly unknown at this point, though we're not expecting too much of a deviation from its GSM cousin. Camera is still a ho-hum 2.0mp, so no bump there.

Full retail is an average $549 (slightly cheaper than the 800w at $599, attributable probably to HTCs lower-cost production system)

Also, the date is pushed back till January 25th from Sprint and January 21st from Brightpoint (resellers, perhaps telesales for business). But don't be surprised to see Palm show this off during CES a week earlier.

Now if we can only get some actual pics of the device...

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10 Comments
  • So does that mean after January if I have an issue with my 800w...if it breaks or whatever...that my replacement phone will be a Treo Pro and not another 800w? How does that work?
  • @gw1754
    No. Traditionally Sprint/Palm have enough stock and refurbished models to keep them going for 6-9months of replacements for damaged units.
    Still, by March or June anything is possible and certainly some people may be able to convince a Sprint CS rep to switch them.
  • Please *please* Palm -- show us more than this at CES
  • I hope to the gods that my 800w can keep on kickin' for another year or two until something better than the Pro is available. I didn't like the Pro when it came out on GSM and I don't like it now and the fact that it is replacing the only WinMo device on Sprint for which I care is quite disappointing to me...
  • I notice that the sheet from Sprint via Engadget doesn't mention WiFi though.. Hopefully that is just a lack of space on the printout.
  • Verizon has officially said to it's Treo users . . . "go f yourself"
    I'm bent...
  • I hope to the gods that my 800w can keep on kickin' for another year or two until something better than the Pro is available. I didn't like the Pro when it came out on GSM and I don't like it now and the fact that it is replacing the only WinMo device on Sprint for which I care is quite disappointing to me...
    Posted by gksmithlcw | December 14, 2008 10:31 PM
    Amen. I don't like the pro either, see my comments in the round robin thread.
  • Perfect timing for me... my Sprint contract is up for renewal right after that, and as much as I've tried to consider other phones (G1, Bold, iPhone, Touch Pro) I just can't give up on the Treo form factor. I'm practically addicted to front-facing physical qwerty with a touchscreen. Every other phone is missing at least part of that magical combination.
  • Just talked to a Sprint rep on the phone who said the Treo Pro will stay a GSM phone and there won't be a CDMA version at all. Not sure if that's just the company line since I'm not in the know on this kind of stuff, but thought I would pass it along...
  • I have a sprint (business) and verizon acct (personal). Any way to buy the Treo pro as a sprint upgrade and then switch over to my verizon # since both operate on cdma. Anyone know for certain if this can be done?