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Treo 600 Available Through Verizon Business Channels

Verizon is now accepting orders for the palmOne Treo 600 smartphone though their business and corporate sales channels. Full consumer and in-store availability is expected possibly as soon as next week.

As rumored last week, the company is now accepting orders for the Treo 600 though business channels and corporate accounts. Verizon Business Account represenatives have been sending out emails to customers informing them that the Treo 600 is now available for purchase.

The company is offering both the standard silver colored CDMA Treo 600 as well a camera-less version. The non-camera version will be available shortly after launch and is identical, minus the camera feature. Prices start at $449 with a two year contract, less a $100 instant rebate.

It is not yet available for consumer purchase from the Verizon website or in-stores. The rumored date for general availability is July 19th.

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Yuck

vesther @ 7/13/2004 6:29:14 PM #
Businesses and Enterprises are always the first ones to get robust devices like these. Rats.

Intel PXA27X, Motorola's ARM Processor, or Texas Instruments OMAP? Pick one Palm Enthusiasts, the choice should be yours. When handheld makers make you choose the ARM Processor, you win.

Verizon Tech told me next monday

shogun @ 7/13/2004 9:29:32 PM #
I was working with a technician this morning in the Mobile Data\Web area of tech support and happened to ask more information about the treo and when it would be available and the guy said next monday it should be available.

RE: Verizon Tech told me next monday
vesther @ 7/13/2004 10:38:04 PM #
I agree with you somewhat, but I just don't understand why would Verizon prioritize these kind of devices for the business channel--I just don't understand the meaning of this at all.

Intel PXA27X, Motorola's ARM Processor, or Texas Instruments OMAP? Pick one Palm Enthusiasts, the choice should be yours. When handheld makers make you choose the ARM Processor, you win.
RE: Verizon Tech told me next monday
Gekko @ 7/13/2004 11:13:05 PM #
>"I just don't understand why would Verizon prioritize these kind of devices for the business channel--I just don't understand the meaning of this at all."

Don't be stupid. Businesses buy in bulk and businesses use lots of high cost DATA services.

RE: Verizon Tech told me next monday
vesther @ 7/13/2004 11:33:55 PM #
What I meant personally is that Verizon should've made this device available to consumers as well for Pre-Order, rather than just give businesses first priority.

Intel PXA27X, Motorola's ARM Processor, or Texas Instruments OMAP? Pick one Palm Enthusiasts, the choice should be yours. When handheld makers make you choose the ARM Processor, you win.

Treo 600 is a TERRIBLE Phone

Gekko @ 7/13/2004 10:10:25 PM #

I had a Treo 600 from Sprint for one week and it was horrible. It's a terrible phone (big, awkward, fragile, poor sound quality, crap battery) combined with a 2001-era PDA (an m505 at best). I had to send it back.

"Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."

"Wanting is sometimes a lot more pleasurable than having."

Where is Foo Fighter? Wasn't he crying for a Verizon Treo? Well, it's time to step up to the plate and pull the trigger!



RE: Treo 600 is a TERRIBLE Phone
treo007 @ 7/14/2004 12:26:55 AM #
Well, I don't know if I'd call it "Terrible", but $499 for a device that is that antiquated is a little much to ask (especially with the ACE/610 around the corner).

Verizon may have the best network, but Sprint's a close enough second for me. I'll wait.

RE: Treo 600 is a TERRIBLE Phone
hkklife @ 7/14/2004 10:02:30 AM #
I wouldn't call the Treo 600 m505-era at best but somewhere in between m515 and T|T. The screen is the main letdown for the Treo 600 for me (alongside the price). I could probably live with everything else.

However, with the impending release of the Moto v710 on Verizon (even the skeptics are saying now it'll probably be released by sometime in August for back-to-school purchasing) we'll FINALLY have a decent performing, albeit huge, Verizon phone with BT. I could live without some of the other features that increase the size & power consumption (camera, mp3 player etc) but at this stage in the game, I'm not going to complain. Hopefully '05 will see Verizon being more aggressive in their handset offerings.

Advice: Verizon vs Sprint?

vidio @ 7/14/2004 10:28:24 AM #
I was a long time Verizon customer but a little over a week ago I switched to Sprint in order to get a Treo. Since I am in the 14 day period I now could hop back to Verizon since it seems their Treo is out now but I'm wondering if its worth doing. Here's the issues:

1. The Spring phone cost me only $320, lower than Verizon and the calling plans on Sprint all seem to be similarly lower priced than Verizon.

2. From my experience this week the coverage in my area seems equal to Verizon.

3. For an extra $5 (total still lower than Verizon plan) I get to roam on the Verizon network whenever needed with no roaming charges.

4. Web browsing seems faster on Sprint than Verizon plus its WAY cheaper. For $15 I get unlimited web, e-mail, SMS, pics, etc. I think the comparable package from Verizon is like $80.

So you see I'm not sure what to do here. Any advice here? Am I missing some good reasons to go back to Verizon?

Thanks,
Vidio
Network Coverage
Gekko @ 7/14/2004 11:09:57 AM #
You're only as good as your cellular network's coverage. I'd stick with Verizon.

RE: Advice: Verizon vs Sprint?
dstrauss @ 7/14/2004 11:35:14 AM #
I don't understand the "coverage advantage" issue with Verizon. On paper, and statistically, they have a much broader network, but Sprint has a very extensive network itself, particularly if you live in a metro areea or travel along the interstate corridors. For example, my drvie from Midland, TX to Atlanta, GA on Interstate 20 had Sprint coverage the etire way (with a very few weak signal areas). That obviously covers a lot of small towns in between.

There is no doubt that data services are much better and MUCH cheaper on Sprint.

RE: Advice: Verizon vs Sprint?
digjoe @ 7/16/2004 3:43:21 AM #
You don't like the scren????????
Don't you mean you don't like Palm OS!!!!!!!!!!
If so whatcha doin' here!!!!!
]:)

Treo and Verizon ad in Fortune Magazine

statona @ 7/14/2004 11:30:32 PM #
The only reason that I'm here today is because I was so excited to see an ad in Fortune Magazine for the Treo 600 and it had a Verizon icon at the bottom of it. I can't wait to finally get a decent phone/pda combination. Verizon's the largest carrier yet has terrible phones.

Nice Job Verizon!

RE: Treo and Verizon ad in Fortune Magazine
vesther @ 7/17/2004 2:29:23 AM #
That leaves us with Nextel to provide us with a Palm-Powered Base--I hope Motorola will start a new alliance with PalmSource sooner or later.....

Intel PXA27X, Motorola's ARM Processor, or Texas Instruments OMAP? Pick one Palm Enthusiasts, the choice should be yours. When handheld makers make you choose the ARM Processor, you win.

Going with Sprint

vidio @ 7/17/2004 10:40:45 AM #
The cost advantage at Sprint was too much to pass up. After my two week trial with Sprint I've determined the covergae to be about the same as Verizon, especially with the optional free roaming capability. Cost of phone aside (I paid $320 and I've heard Verizon going for as high as $449, if you really want to use the Treo to its full advantage with web, e-mail, pics, text, etc. and your area is well served by Sprint then the Sprint plan is undeniably better - almost HALF the cost of the Verizon. Here's the numbers from my situation:

Sprint:
700 min talk time - $50
free roaming - $5
unlimted data, pics, 100 text - $15
Monthly total - $70

Verizon:
600 min talk time - $75
free roaming - $0 (included in above)
data plan - $50
pics - $5
100 text - $3
Monthly total - $133

RE: Going with Sprint
vesther @ 7/17/2004 11:18:55 PM #
IMO You shouldn't fall prey to marketing schemes because Sprint uses prices as a marketing scheme to lure certain customers in choosing their services. Sprint has been trying to win customers after they have been hit with so many customer complaints in the past. The price shouldn't be the reason why you should choose a carrier--it's the reputation of the provider that matters.

Intel PXA27X, Motorola's ARM Processor, or Texas Instruments OMAP? Pick one Palm Enthusiasts, the choice should be yours. When handheld makers make you choose the ARM Processor, you win.
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