Palm Drops the Treo Pro by $150

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Palm has significantly cut the price of its latest Windows phone. The unlocked version of the Palm Treo Pro is now going for $150 less than it previously was.

Palm Treo Pro

Until now, the official price of this smartphone was $550, but that dropped to $400 today.

That undercuts the pricing for many online sources, including Amazon.com and CDW.com.  

At the same time, the Treo Pro is also available from Sprint, who is asking $200 for it. That requires signing a two-year contract and mailing in a rebate, though.

The unlocked version is sold without a contract, and can be used with any GSM carrier — AT&T, T-Mobile, etc. — by plugging in a SIM card.

An Overview of the Palm Treo Pro
This smartphone has the design that’s become a hallmark of the Treo line, a candybar shape with 320-by-320-pixel Touchscreen above a QWERTY thumb-keyboard.

It runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional on a 400 MHz processor from Qualcomm, and comes with the standard suite of productivity applications.

Read a Palm Treo Pro ReviewThe unlocked version of the Pro is a quad-band GSM device with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA support, which means it can be used for both phone calls and 3G wireless access around the world. In addition, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Sprint’s version, on the other hand, offers this carrier’s mobile broadband service EV-DO.

Features in both version include an external microSD card slot for additional storage, a built-in GPS receiver, and a 2.0 MPx camera.

The Treo Pro is also available from Alltel. 

Source: Palm

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