Although several wireless service providers in the U.S. and Europe have been offering the palmOne Treo 600 for months, Verizon Wireless isn’t one of them. However, it appears that this may change soon.
This indicates that Verizon will be offering both the version of the Treo 600 that has a built-in VGA camera and the new version without one. Sprint also recently added the camera-less version.
Reportedly, this smartphone will sell for $499.99 with a one-year service contract, and $449.99 with a two-year service contract.
It will not come with a cradle, but one will be sold separately. It will, however, be bundled with an earbud headset.
The document obtained by SlashPhone does not explicitly state when Verizon will introduce the Treo 600, saying only that this will happen at a “later date.”
Although wireless carriers like Sprint and AT&T began offering the Treo 600 last fall, others have yet to do so. This smartphone has proved to be so popular that palmOne can’t keep up with demand, and companies that agreed first to offer the device have priority for the limited supply.
An Overview of the Treo 600
The versions of this smartphone offered by the various wireless service providers are all roughly the same, but each has some individual differences.
They all run Palm OS 5.2.1 on a 144 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor. They have 32 MB of RAM, of which 24 MB will be available to Verizon users.
The version to be offered by Verizon will have a silver casing that is lighter than the one Sprint uses for its Treo 600 model. There is some variation in size, but all Treo 600s are roughly 4.4 by 2.4 by 0.9 inches.
The Treo 600 has a 160-by-160 pixel color screen above a small QWERTY keyboard. It also includes a camera and an SD slot.
This device does not include either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, nor is there currently any way to add these.
Naturally, the version offered by Verizon will use its CDMA wireless networks.
Thanks to Phone Mag for the tip.