New Treos on Cingular in October?
Rumor: Engadget has obtained information showing the possible launch details for two new Palm Treo models. The document shows small pictures of two devices called the Palm Lennon and Palm Nitro and lists release dates for Cingular in October.
The first device is listed as the PalmOne Lennon, it looks very similar to the Treo Hollywood images that were leaked earlier. It shows that it is a Windows Mobile device and uses the UMTS network protocol. It is also shown to include or support Wi-Fi, the MSFP "push-email" update and a 1.3 megapixel camera. The image also shows the lack of an external antenna.
The second device shown is labeled the Palm Nitro. The display of the device is showing a standard Palm OS launcher screen and there is also no external antenna. It is safe to assume both smartphone models will operate on GSM networks.
An analyst report from late last year indicated Palm was working on a 3G/GSM smartphone that was likely aimed at Europe and would be launched by Cingular in the US. The same report also detailed that Palm was working on a sub-$300 device utilizing previous generation technology for a more affordable smartphone.
Palm's CEO Ed Colligan previously stated the company would release 4 Treo models in 2006. If this document is accurate, these two models could be the remaining two new Treo's promised by Palm for this year. The company has already released the Treo 700w and 700p.
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