Verizon may pick up Treo 800w - in 2010

Now take this with a big ol' grain of salt, but Verizon reportedly may get the latest and greatest er the second-most recently launched um the Palm Treo 800w ... wait for it ... in February 2010.

That's according to a PhoneArena tipster called "SnapDude," and even PA admits that this is far from official. Now don't get us wrong, the Treo 800w was a favorite around here for a while. But Palm has followed it with the Windows Mobile-powered Treo Pro and, of course, the Pre. Heck, we were talking nearly a year ago about Verizon bringing the 800w and still haven't seen it.

On the other hand, we can't help but chuckle when thinking about Verizon blabbing just days before the Palm Pre launched on Sprint that it would be getting the Pre. And then to not get the 800w out the door until February 2010? Well, karma's a fickle mother sometimes.

The other WinMo phone release rumored in the PA post is the Samsung Omnia II. We know Verizon and Sammy play well together, but is it realistic to think that the Omnia II could be released by Christmas? We'll see.

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  • That kind of thinking is the primary reason why I left Verizon. Their selection of phones (primarily PDA's) is the worst of all the major carriers.
  • Obviously, Verizon must have a major surprise in releasing a super pda phone to rival the competition. Why? Because, no one can be this STUPID as to lag this far behind the other carriers, can they? They'll continue to lose customers as they "play around" with the public.
  • Verizon really is that stupid. This is just another notch in their belt to see how lame they can be.
  • Lol waste of money for veriOn to get 800w when pro 2 and omnia 2 coming
  • That's odd that Verizon would wait till that point to bring such an antiquated phone into their line-up. I mean honestly Palm doesn't even carry the device on their site and neither does Sprint. I would think the Treo Pro if anything of Palm would be a good phone to add to their line-up.
  • Um, there's this thing called the Treo Pro, which is much better than the 800w...
  • News Flash - Feb. 9, 2010. Verizon now has the Palm Treo Pro available through their business to business dept. They are charging an outrageous price however....$399. Most of the Verizon customer service reps don't even know about this, but the phone is listed in their current equipment list. Hope they lower the price and make it available to non business customers. I need to upgrade from my Treo 700w and have been waiting forever for Verizon to carry the Treo Pro.