The first unconfirmed report has emerged of what might be Palm’s next smartphone.
An unnamed source on HowardForums has posted what is supposedly a timetable of upcoming releases for Verizon. This lists a previously unknown device, the Palm Treo 800w.
If this information is correct, this model will launch on September 13, after having been moved back from August 27.
No additional information is available on this Treo, aside from what is apparently its code-name: Vincent. However, the "w" in the product name almost certainly indicates that this model will run Windows Mobile, rather than the Garnet OS.
It’s possible the Treo 800w will be the replacement for the Treo 700wx, a model Verizon began offering almost a year ago.
If this is true, then the 800w will probably run Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the latest version of this operating system. The earlier Verizon model uses Windows Mobile 5.
In addition, it’s likely this will be a model in Palm’s new line of smaller, antenna-less smartphones created for CDMA carriers, including Verizon and Sprint. The other models in this line — the Treo 680, 750, and 755p — either use GSM (a different type of network) or use the Garnet operating system (formerly called Palm OS Garnet).