Sprint Treo Pro reportedly dropping in January
We've been saying for a while now that the Treo Pro is destined for Sprint. (See Exhibit A, Exhibit B and Exhibit C.) Now the Boy Genius Report is throwing a date out there.
January 11. (And that's a month Malatesta swears he opined in a relatively recent Podcast.)
That's tentative, of course, and anything could happen in the meantime. (Except, probably AT&T releasing it. But a boy can dream. And we're still hoping for a Verizon release, though obviously not in the previously reported time frame.) No word on pricing yet, but we'd expect it to be competitive.
(And, for the record: Yes, we used all of our Photoshop skills and slapped a Sprint logo onto the unlocked Treo Pro. Can't say it looks that bad, actually.)
And for plenty more Treo Pro goodness, be sure to check out our hot-off-the-press Treo Pro vs. AT&T Fuze smackdown, and Dieter's initial Treo Pro review.
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And, obviously, the carriers would prefer you be beholden to them with a subsidized phone.
It really comes down to do you want to pay more now, or pay more later. Freedom is not free. :)
I guess Sprint had to wait a respectable amount of time after releasing the 800W.
Plus, you can always buy these phones outright for a higher price from the Sprint store, Best Buy, or RadioShack. Although the higher price is almost as much as an unlocked Xperia X1a...
being a cold hearted corporation (who's actually doing quite well), I imagine any complaints of lack of WM Treos will result in a stern pointing towards their Samsung Epix.
Sure, *we* appreciate the difference; they just see front-qwerty WM phone :-/
Take it as an "unoffical" announcement...