After months of hints, rumors, and leaks, Palm has officially announced its latest smartphone, the Treo 750v. At least initially, this device will be available exclusively from Europe’s Vodafone.
This model will be the first Windows Mobile Treo available outside of the United States, and it will offer support for Vodafone’s 3G cellular-wireless network.
The 750v will greatly resemble previous smartphones from Palm, but, unlike its predecessors, not need an external antenna. It will have a tablet design, with a 240-by-240-pixel touchscreen above an alphanumeric keyboard.
It will run Window Mobile 5.2 for Pocket PC on a 300 MHz processor from Samsung. This device will have 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM, about 60 MB of which will be available to uses as non-volatile internal storage. A miniSD card slot will provide additional storage.
This quad-band GSM phone will also support GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS. It will include Bluetooth 1.2, and give users the ability to use wireless stereo headsets.
This Treo will have a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom. It will be able to take both still images and video.
The new Treo 750v will be available first to Vodafone customers in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and other regions by the end of this year.
Other versions of this smartphone are expected to be released worldwide in the coming months.
More information on the Treo 750v can be found on Palm’s web site.