During a conference call yesterday, Ed Colligan, Palm’s president and chief executive officer confirmed that his company still expects to release three new smartphones before the of this year.
In talking about these new Treos, Mr. Colligan said, “When I say new smartphones, I am referring to a combination of operating systems, new hardware designs, new radio technologies, or other significant advancements.”
He also made a brief reference to offering a wider range of price points. Until now, all Treo models have been fairly expensive when they first debuted.
Mr. Colligan also expressed strong support for Windows Mobile, and promised more smartphones running this operating system.
According to rumor, the new Treo models will include one with a very thin design and no external antenna.
Palm will also supposedly announce its first mid-range smartphone. This model is expected to cost about $200.
A device with support for high-speed UMTS wireless networks is also reportedly on the docket.