Treo 680 Coming Next Week?

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When Palm, Inc. took the wraps off the Treo 680 earlier this month, it wasn’t yet ready to announce which carriers would be offering this smartphone. However, thanks to various rumors and leaks, it has been known for some time that Cingular Wireless would be among the first, if not thefirst, to do so.

Palm Treo 680
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Thanks to a PowerPoint presentation that has been leaked on theWeb, it now appears that the date the latest Treo will debut on Cingular’s network will be November 5.

This same document goes on to list what are supposedly the various prices for this upcoming smartphone. However, at one point it slightly contradicts itself.

It says that that the Treo 680 will be $425 without a contract, $250 with a 1-year contract and an unlimited data plan, and $175 a 2-year contract and an unlimited data plan.

However, the leaked presentation also includes what is apparently going to be a print ad for this device that gives its price as $200.

More About the Treo 680

Palm Treo 680
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This smartphone will greatly resemble previous Treos, but not need the unpopular external antenna that those models had to have. It will also be thinner that its predecessors.

The 680 will run Palm OS Garnet and include 64 MB of user-available storage.

It will be a GSM quad-band smartphone with support for GPRS and EDGE. It will also include Bluetooth.

Naturally, this Treo will include a suite of PIM applications — Address Book, Calendar, To-Do list. It will also be bundled with a suite of applications that will allow users to view and edit Microsoft Office documents.

The Treo 680 will be available in four different colors, but only if purchased through Palm’s web site.

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