Treo Pro Now Available for Pre-Order
Palm's US based online store is now accepting pre-orders for the Treo Pro smartphone. As expected, the unlocked GSM version is selling for $549.00. The Pro is available in Obsidian Black and the site currently states orders "usually ship" in 2 - 3 weeks. Palm is also offering free shipping on all orders from the Palm Store.
Announced in late August, the Treo Pro is Palm's first radically redesigned Treo in a number of years. The feature packed Windows Mobile powered smartphone sports a sleek and glossy design, in a much slimmer form factor. For more details you can read our in-depth Treo Pro review and watch the initial unboxing video.
The Treo Pro is a Quad-Band GSM world phone (850/900/1800/1900MHz) with Tri-Band 3G HSDPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz) support. It runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition on a 400 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201 processor with a 320x320 pixel flush touchscreen, 256MB memory (100MB user available), microSD expansion (up to 32GB supported), built in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, and 801.1x authentication), Bluetooth 2.0, GPS and a 2.0 megapixel camera.
A removable, rechargeable 1500mAh lithium-ion battery is included for an imaginary 5.0 hours talk time and up to 250 hours standby time. A microUSB 2.0 port is included for synchronization and charging and in a long, long overdue first for a Palm smartphone a 3.5mm stereo headset jack is built in so customers can use standard headphones.
The Treo Pro is also available for pre-order in the UK.