We are expecting to hear more about the Handspring Treo 300 smartphone as the week progresses. The Treo 300 will be the same as the colored Treo 270, but will be able to run on Sprint’s 3G network to be rolled out this Thursday in the United States.
However, there is much confusion right now as to when Handspring will announce the release of the Treo 300. Today InfoWorld ran a story about the roll out of Sprint’s new CDMA 2000 1xRTT (how about that for techno babble) network. The Treo 300 is going to use this new high speed network to provide users with a fast way to access the internet while on the go. The Treo 300 will have the exact same look and specs as the Treo 90 and Treo 270, but will be differentiated by the fact it has faster wireless and will only be available through Sprint. InfoWorld referred to the new Treo as the Treo 370, but we’re pretty sure that’s a typo since Handspring alreadly filed documents with the FCC for the devices approval and called in the Treo 300 in that documentation. Handspring would not comment to anyone about the rumored new Treo though. The other important piece of information is that this network will only be available in cities with 100 Thousand + people. If you live in a small town, you’re out of luck.
To add to some of the confusion, CNET also reported on the new high speed network being rolled out by Sprint, but remained absolutely silent about the Treo 300. We expect that if nothing is heard from Handspring by the end of this week, we will at least hear something regarding a release date by next week. Many people are anticipating the release of this device due to the fact it will finally give users fast internet access while on the road. But be warned, the rates of the wireless service have not yet been disclosed and the price paid will be based on how much data is transferred over the network.
View the Treo 300 anticipated specs here: Treo 300 Specs