Sprint PCS announced today that it will be the first wireless carrier to offer the recently-announced Treo 700p from Palm, Inc. Verizon Wireless has also promised to offer this device, but not before Sprint does.
Sprint says this smartphone will go on sale though its stores, business channels and web site before the end of this month, though it declined to give an exact date.
This Palm OS-based device will cost $400 after what Sprint is calling “available discounts and promotions,” which presumably means signing a two-year service contract.
Verizon Wireless has not yet said it will start offering the Treo 700p.
Sprint’s version of this smartphone will offer several features available only from this carrier, like Sprint TV. This service provides more than 50 channels of video and audio for TV on mobile devices, including live TV with full motion and sound.
The Treo 700p will also support On Demand, which lets users retrieve personalized information for local news, sports, weather, movies, and more.
In addition, this device will support Sprint’s Picture Mail, Messaging, Games, Ringers, and Screensavers.
Naturally, it will be able to connect to Sprint’s high-speed EV-DO network, which is available in most large cities.
More About the Treo 700p
The Treo 700p is the latest smartphone developed by Palm, Inc. It was just announced yesterday.
It will have the same general form factor as most of its predecessors: a candybar design with a 320-by-320-pixel screen above a miniature keyboard.
Other significant features are a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth 1.2.
More information on the Treo 700p can be found on Palm’s web site.