Treo 600 Now Available from Verizon

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As predicted last week, the palmOne Treo 600 is now available from Verizon Wireless. However, this smartphone can currently be purchased only through business channels; it is not yet listed on this wireless service provider’s consumer web site.

Yesterday, those with an established business account with Verizon Wireless were sent an email to inform them that the Treo 600 was available for purchase.

According to this email, Verizon is going to be offering both the version of the Treo 600 that has a built-in VGA camera and the new version without one. The regular version is available now, while the camera-less one will be available “at a later date.”

Those willing to sign a two-year service contract can get this smartphone for $449.99 less a $100 instant rebate.

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. Information leaked to SlashPhone gave some details on the version to be offered by Verizon Wireless.

All Treo 600 models 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. It will be 4.4 by 2.4 by 0.9 inches and weigh 6.2 ounces.

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.

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