Updated: This source of this rumor has admitted that it is totally false. This article is being kept only to let people know that the information in it is totally unreliable.
There have been rumors around for months about Palm’s plans for new Treo smartphones, and another has surfaced today.
His description of this device, which will supposedly be called the Treo 800p, somewhat matches earlier rumors of a model code-named Hollywood. This means it will use a design thinner than previous models.
Some have even referred to it as a “RAZR Killer.” However, this does not mean that the Treo 800p will use a clamshell design.
Instead, if this source is correct, the Treo 800p will have a hi-res+ screen above a miniature keyboard.
Some Possible Slip Ups
Whenever one is evaluating rumors for their validity, obviously one has to look at whether the rumor in question is technically possible.
The fact that this one says that this smartphone will have a 3.2 megapixel camera has to raise a red flag.
At this point, a camera of this resolution is would be on the cutting edge of smartphone capabilities, and something not likely to appear in a super-slim model like the Treo 800p is supposed to be.
Also, previous rumors on Hollywood have made it clear that this model won’t have a antenna. But this rumor describes a device with an antenna.
Of course, trying to compare rumors verses rumors is a dicey business at best.
Other Rumors on the Treo 800p
This Palm OS model is apparently originally intended for Verizon, and as such will support this carrier’s CDMA and EV-DO networks.
It will also include Bluetooth 2.0, and users will have the option of adding Wi-Fi.
It will reportedly have 128 MB of RAM and an SD card for additional storage.
Supposedly, Palm and at least one other wireless carrier will begin offering the Treo 800p would be available in mid-March.
Just a Rumor
Anyone reading this should be aware that, at this point, it is only a rumor.
While rumors sometimes turn out to be correct, at least as often they are misinterpretations of the real facts or outright fabrications.