It appears that Sprint is in the process of phasing out Palm’s Treo 755p from its product line-up. There has been no announcement, but this device is no longer listed on this wireless carrier’s web site.
Although Sprint has given no reason for this, it’s likely sales of 755p have been strongly affected by the success of the Palm Centro, a smaller device that this telecom launched late last year.
A company spokesperson has sent word that the removal is only temporary. The official statement from Sprint says:
The Treo 755p continues to be a strong product offering in Sprint’s lineup of Palm products which also includes the Centro and the Treo 700wx. Sprint has not discontinued the Treo 755p from its smartphone portfolio, however, we are currently addressing temporary outage of inventory which is why the handset is not currently featured as part of our online store at www.sprint.com. Sprint plans to continue offering these handsets and investing in new Palm products throughout 2008.
Still on Verizon
The Treo 755p is also still available from Verizon, who only introduced it in December. This carrier does not yet offer the Centro, though there are unconfirmed reports that this will change in the coming weeks.
Thanks to Catherder for the tip.