Palm C40 Spotted Again in Sprint System
Rumor: With little to go on other than the usually trustworthy "Ninja" reports the Boy Genius Report has posted an article referencing upcoming RIM and Motorola smartphones heading to Sprint. What makes the report so interesting is that amidst the flurry of new Blackberrry and Android releases, the mythical Palm "C40" has apparently popped up in the Sprint system yet again, signifying that Palm may be readying their first all-new device since last fall's Pixi.
With the stock price dropping and ominous rumors swirling, the time seems nigh for Palm to release a compelling new piece of hardware as its nears the one-year anniversary of the original Pre Sprint launch. If the Sprint internal inventory system proves correct, the long-rumored C40 stands to be the first new CDMA hardware from Palm since the Pre and Pixi Plus
Speculation has run rampant with some media outlets in the recent past that the C40 could be Palm's first WiMax device (the "40" connoting a 4G radio or perhaps a 4.0" LCD. The "C" in the codename could represent the 3rd letter of the alphabet, thus Palm's 3rd WebOS device or could simply denote a CDMA variant. If Palm is indeed prepping a large-screen WiMax device, it stands to compete head-on with the recently-unveiled HTC EVO 4G.
Otherwise, there's very little actual news to be gleaned from the Sprint report other than the semi-reassuring sign that the device appears to still be in some sort of queue. For those who just love to daydream, here's a nicely rendered C40 mockup complete with specs from one hopeful Palm fan.