A slip-up by Palm, Inc. may have given the world an advance look at this company’s next smartphone, the Treo Pro.
A Flash video demonstration of this device reportedly appeared briefly on Palm’s web site. It has since been removed, but a few screenshots remain.
These show that the Treo Pro will be a Windows Mobile smartphone with a design similar to previous Treos, a candybar shape with touchscreen above a QWERTY thumb-keyboard.
The shape may be similar, but the black casing with silver trim makes the Pro look more professional than Palm’s other devices, even the recently-released Treo 800w.
Is this the Treo 850?
The new 800w is for CDMA carriers, including Sprint. According to unconfirmed reports, Palm is going to follow it with a version for GSM carriers.
Aside from some differencing in styling, the Pro greatly resembles the 800w, and it’s possible it’s the Treo 850 with a new name.
The Flash demo of the Treo Pro was very light on details, but if this device is a GSM version of the 800w, then the specifications for the two will likely be similar.
If that’s the case, then this device will run Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional on a 333 MHz processor. It will have a 2.4-inch, 320-by-320-pixel touchscreen, a microSD card slot, and a 2.0 MPx camera.
Support for 3G networks, including HSDPA, is a fairly safe assumption.
It’s not known at this time when the Treo Pro will be released, or by which wireless carriers.