Treo 680 Now Listed on Amazon.com

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The next smartphone from Palm, Inc., the Treo 680, is now listed on Amazon.com.

However, this doesn’t mean this device is available for order. The page on this retailer’s site seems more of a "place holder" than anything else.

It doesn’t indicate when this Palm OS-based smartphone will go on sale, and currently doesn’t say what it will cost. However, when Amazon.com first began listing the Treo 680, it did have a price tag: $414.

The version being advertised is the unlocked one, and therefore can be used with virtually any GSM carrier worldwide. As such, it comes without any carrier subsidy. The Amazon.com price is approximately in line with earlier, unofficial reports of what this model will cost without the subsidy. With the subsidy the Treo 680 is expected to sell for about $200.

Essentially, all that the listing on Amazon.com does is show that the release of this smartphone is getting closer.

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. Customers will be able order this device and service from wireless carriers on Palm’s site.

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Thanks to Gizmodo for the tip.

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