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CDMA Treo ProRumor: Palm is also prepping to release a CDMA version of the newly announced Treo Pro according to an unconfirmed statement from a Taiwan economic news publication. Cens.com is reporting:

Palm is planning to launch CDMA (code division multiple access) version of Treo Pro series phone in the future for CDMA telecom service providers, like Verizon, Wireless and Sprint. The phone will also be supplied by HTC.

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Appropriately said!

SeldomVisitor @ 8/26/2008 6:02:04 PM # Q
== "...The Cens.com website is only cites "company
== sources" and the article is rife with spelling
== errors and grammatical mistakes..."

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Palm Treo Pro?

Packerbrett @ 8/27/2008 6:44:14 AM # Q
So, when will they come out with a Treo Pro running a Palm OS?

RE: Palm Treo Pro?
hkklife @ 8/27/2008 7:25:45 AM # Q
NEVER!

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p
RE: Palm Treo Pro?
evcard @ 8/27/2008 7:32:53 AM # Q
I'd just like to know when Verizon will receive a new Palm Treo based phone, Treo Pro or 800w either would be fine with me.
RE: Palm Treo Pro?
Gekko @ 8/27/2008 7:42:10 AM # Q

i would buy a PalmOS Treo Pro from Sprint. BUT i think that FrankenGarnet is probably maxed out and couldn't support all of the hardware - it'd be overkill. Hence, it'd be like having a Ferrari powered by a mice-on-the-treadmill engine.

RE: Palm Treo Pro?
hkklife @ 8/27/2008 7:51:00 AM # Q
As a Treo, no it wouldn't make sense nor would it happen.

But using the Treo Pro as the inspiration/basis for a "Centro Pro" running Garnet? Absolutely.

Just from a basic hardware perspective, the following improvements could be easily done under Garnet:


-Larger keyboard (vs. the current Centro)

-Higher capacity 1500mAh battery (or sell the Centro Pro with a 1150mAh battery standard but offer the 1500mAh as an accessory, just like how Seidio used to )

-Improved stylus (even if it's still plastic, a thicker/better stylus would be a huge improvement)

-microUSB (this will piss off current Centro owners looking to upgrade but it would be nice to have Palm's lineup sharing as many accessories/peripherals as possible)

-3.5mm stereo headphone jack (would go a long way to making up for no native A2DP)

-Larger LCD

-2megapixel camera

So take the above improvements, toss in an updated version of the Centro's already superb software bundle and make a few final Garnet tweaks and Palm's got a solid model to get them through for another year or more. Palm could even keep the current Centro in production alongside a Centro Pro for a while and have a "free" Centro and a "$100" Centro Pro to offer Palm OS loyalists.

Given Garnet's shortcomings in regards to 3G, I could see a Centro Pro even making sense as a CDMA exclusive, if they can get Sprint/Verizon/Alltel/Telus all onboard.

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

RE: Palm Treo Pro?
danimyfriend @ 8/27/2008 9:26:01 AM # Q
So, they are never making the Treo Pro with Palm OS? Then, if I have a MAC whats my best option? 755? Help!!!

RE: Palm Treo Pro?
hkklife @ 8/27/2008 9:39:42 AM # Q
Best Options if you're a Mac user:


CDMA:

1. Treo 755p (if you need big screen/keyboard/battery)

2. CDMA Centro

GSM:

1. GSM Centro
2. Treo 680 (if you need big screen/keyboard/battery or fullsize SDHC support)



Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

RE: Palm Treo Pro?
danimyfriend @ 8/27/2008 9:44:32 AM # Q
THNX!
Sorry to hear well be a step behind...but, I still prefer TREOS over the other options.


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Qualcomm chipset won't support Palm OS

sbono13 @ 8/27/2008 1:25:17 PM # Q
The TreoPro uses a chipset from Qualcomm that integrates the modem functions ("baseband") with an applications processor (MSM7201). That chip natively supports Windows Mobile and (now obviously) Android, but not PalmOS. All Palm OS smartphones have a separate applications processor.

Bottom line, there's no way to put Palm OS on the Treo Pro hardware.

RE: Qualcomm chipset won't support Palm OS
hkklife @ 8/27/2008 1:40:22 PM # Q
I meant "hardware" more along the lines of various individual components of the Pro (LCD, headphone jack, battery, keyboard etc) + the actual exterior casing/housing, not the underhood stuff (CPU, chipset, radio etc).

1 Take the 312mhz Xscale Intel CPU + memory modules that power the current Centro

2. Insert it into a newly-designed housing that's INSPIRED by the Treo Pro but derived from the current Centro's.

3. Make the appropriate PCB & miniaturization changes where necessary.

Voila! A "Centro Pro" to slot in below the Treo Pro but above the current Centro and keep the Palm OS fans happy.

Palm has done facelift type jobs before......the Palm V was a Palm IIIx in a sleeker body and without the expansion slot. Th Zire 31 was basically a downsized, cost-reduced T|E. The 755p is just a "fixed", restyled 700p. And the Centro is a further downsizing/tweaking of the 700p/755p.



Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

RE: Qualcomm chipset won't support Palm OS
nitf @ 8/28/2008 2:11:08 AM # Q
What a bunch of malarky. The Qualcomm chip has multiple processors inside, one to run the modem just like their older (MSM6500) chips and one to run the opperating system. All they did was put the separate application processor in the chip to make it easier for the phone makers so there is no technical reason why Palm OS couldn't run on it.
RE: Qualcomm chipset won't support Palm OS
Gekko @ 8/28/2008 1:14:53 PM # Q

hkk - IMO, this is easier said than done given business, design, partner, and manufacturing logistics involved on this scale.

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Treo Pro to CDMA rumors

JackG @ 8/28/2008 12:46:13 PM # Q
Okay, I am quite happy with my 800w. However, there are a couple of features in the Pro that I really like too. The flush screen, and the separate 3.5mm connector to name a couple. I also like the looks of the 800w, but at least from the pictures I think I like the Pro's styling even better. I think I would likely get angry if this came out too soon on Sprint, since I'm locked into a 2 year contract. Of course, that's because I've got this terrible sickness of never being able to be content with a cell phone for more than a year tops! :-)

Ah, rumors. You've gotta love 'em.

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