GSM Treo 600 Now Available For Cingular
updated Handspring.com is now accepting pre-orders for the GSM Treo 600 Smartphone for the Cingular network. Cingular expects the phone to begin shipping in mid-November, they are also offering a discount to existing Treo owners.
Cingular and Spring customers can order direct from Handspring.com. Depending on your plan or contract, the Treo 600 can be purchased for between $449 - $699 USD. For a limited time, Handspring is also offering all Treo 180, 270 and 300 owners the ability to upgrade to a Treo 600 for only $399 exclusively at Handspring.com.
A palmOne representative has confirmed limited availability and advance web orders of the Treo 600 from Cingular. There is also some limited availability in select Cingular wireless stores. A formal announcement about its availability is expected shortly.
About the Treo 600
The Treo 600 runs Palm OS 5.2.1 with a 144 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor. It will have a 160x160 pixel CSTN color screen, 32MB of RAM and a SD/MMC/SDIO expansion slot. There is also a five-way navigation dial for one handed operation. The Treo 600 has a built-in digital camera (640 x 480 VGA), so you can take and send pictures or connect a face to a phone number with picture caller ID. It will also feature a dual speaker architecture for high-quality phone and system audio. It will have a large capacity 1800 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for up to six hours talk time (GSM); or up to five hours talk time (CDMA); and about two weeks organizer use for both versions.
PalmInfocenter attended the Treo 600 launch party in New York City a short while ago, and have our report of the kickoff here.
Handspring states they expect AT&T and T-Mobile to have service "soon."
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