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Treo 755p Shows Up on Sprint Schedule

Treo 755pA thread on the SprintUsers forums has revealed some potentially new information concerning the rumored Palm OS CDMA follow-up device to the 700p. The post purportedly contains upcoming Sprint handset launches for April and May. Included in the list is the Palm Treo 755p. Previous Sprint documents have shown a codenamed Treo Sherlock due in June.

Assuming the posted/leaked information is correct, the 755p will indeed be the first CDMA Treo with an internal antenna. EVDO, instant messaging, native voice dialing (finally!) and a vague feature referred to as "mobile voice control" are also listed among the standard features. Presumably the unit will share a similar form-factor as the recently released Treo 680 & 750. The date targeted for launch is May 14th 2007 and, as previously rumored, burgundy and blue housing colors will be available.

No word as of yet on pricing of availability on Verizon or other domestic CDMA carriers. Lending credibility to the post is the fact that the poster r0fl also lists prices for some of the other upcoming handsets.

Also no word as of yet if a 320x320 Windows Mobile 6-powered spinoff version will be released. It's conceivable that such a device could be in the works but with a later release date as Palm and Microsoft iron out some of the initial WM6 kinks.

UPDATE: The Treo 755p has been officially released by Palm.

You can read our in-depth Treo 755p review, or check out the 755p at Palm.

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Nice.

retrospooty @ 3/6/2007 5:40:58 PM # Q
CDMA Treo with an internal antenna. EVDO and what I assume is Palm OS 5.4xx ... SWEET ! I like it. Of course I am not one of those people that cant handle OS 5. It works great for me, and miles better then WM05/06 on UI, ohone app, and useability.

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Sprint confims Treo 755p

Jimmie Geddes @ 3/6/2007 6:39:25 PM # Q
I just got off the phone with Sprint about the issues I've been having with my Treo 700p, they were great, and are shipping out a brand new replacement Treo 700p to me. I also inquired about the Treo 755p and was told that they don't have any information on it yet, but that it is replacing the Treo 700p and will be available in May.

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Lets hope they've been workiung on the OS

drbuzz0 @ 3/6/2007 7:47:40 PM # Q
OS 5.x is fine, if it works....

I've got no problem with Garnet, as long as it works properly (Stable, no pausing in audio) and hopefully some of the features it has lacked (ie: a good launcher, a Flash player).

If they can pull it off then I'll go for it, but I hope they've been cracking on getting the bugs out of the OS, because many have already run out of patience

RE: Lets hope they've been workiung on the OS
ballistic @ 3/6/2007 7:58:35 PM # Q
If they can pull it off then I'll go for it, but I hope they've been cracking on getting the bugs out of the OS, because many have already run out of patience

It sounds like they've been working on it.

Palm CFO & SVP Andy Brown at last week's Merrill Lynch 2007 Communications Forum:

What we like to say that if you look at the UI on the Palm operating system, it's still a great UI. It works seamlessly, it's a great house, but the foundation's a little bit rocky, and what we're going to do initially is shore up that foundation, is really the key.

Hopefully, we can kiss FrankenGarnet goodbye soon, and we'll have a rock solid next-gen Palm OS with a Linux kernel and a Garnet Virtual Machine compatibility layer.


RE: Lets hope they've been workiung on the OS
SeldomVisitor @ 3/6/2007 8:08:32 PM # Q
Ahem...I think yer letting those "quoted" sections get a little...you know...carried away.

RE: Lets hope they've been workiung on the OS
ballistic @ 3/6/2007 8:41:08 PM # Q
Better than quoting yourself from previous "predictions"?


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RE: Lets hope they've been workiung on the OS
retrospooty @ 3/6/2007 8:55:21 PM # Q
LOL... true.

RE: Lets hope they've been workiung on the OS
cervezas @ 3/7/2007 10:24:06 AM # Q
It's probably a little early to see the "next-generation" OS on a new Treo. It wouldn't surprise me if we see it first on a device that doesn't run on a carrier network or require all the additional certification and testing that the carriers impose.



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A corollary to this could be...

SeldomVisitor @ 3/6/2007 8:05:42 PM # Q
...that The Next Great Thang won't see fruition til way toward end of the year, at BEST.

RE: A corollary to this could be...
ballistic @ 3/6/2007 9:10:07 PM # Q
Holding you to that...

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Does this finally have...

all74 @ 3/6/2007 9:24:01 PM # Q
wifi??? PLEASE tell me that Palm is not shipping another new smartphone without wifi (or at least the drivers for their own wifi sd card)!

RE: Does this finally have...
retrospooty @ 3/7/2007 9:30:20 AM # Q
I doubt it has wifi. Not much need for it, it has EVDO. That and there was not likely enough time to fix whatever conflict/issue in Palm OS that stops you from using Wifi and cellular in the same device.

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I guess we got our wish...

joad @ 3/7/2007 12:43:35 AM # Q
Well, things are looking up for finally getting a firmware fix for the 700p.... apparently they will call it the Treo 755. And I suppose we'll have to pay yet again to be their beta testers, eh?

(This time they'll SWEAR it'll work right. Yeah... just like Charlie Brown's gonna finally kick that football away from Lucy....)

I wonder what level of a stink will provide a phone swap from the 700p? The fact Palm is probably releasing this around the same time as the friggin' Bluetooth firmware fix for the 700p basically means they are essentially acknowledging the 700p was defective from the start, and will be EOL by the time the first "fix" is released. And for the lag and everything else--- "too bad, suckers... it's EOL and out of warranty!!"

I don't know about everyone else, but something about paying $650.00 for a device touted to be used "handsfree" with bluetooth yet never reliable for that purpose really bothers me. Not to mention my 2 "Palm-branded" BT headsets sitting around burning through their warranty and battery life without a phone they can pair to. Why does Palm get to benefit by releasing a defective product and not fixing it?

We should, at a minimum, insist that Palm warrant ALL bluetooth headsets AND the 700p's for a full year BEGINNING from when they were *actually* usable as sold. Otherwise it's like a car dealer offering a 3 year/100,000 mile warranty, but holding off on fixing a known major engine problem until 3.1 years after release -- and then telling you that the warranty is still just 3 years regardless of how long they sat on their hands releasing the fix.

8,9,10,11,12... months to release ANY fix for even the Bluetooth! I feel ripped off.

RE: I guess we got our wish...
mikecane @ 3/7/2007 12:36:38 PM # Q
>>>Well, things are looking up for finally getting a firmware fix for the 700p.... apparently they will call it the Treo 755.

Ha! You know them too well.

RE: I guess we got our wish...
otter @ 3/12/2007 11:56:01 PM # Q
AMEN!

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Why 755?

freakout @ 3/7/2007 1:57:59 AM # Q
Why not 750p? I suppose the model numbers really are just arbitrary marketing decisions on Palm's part (rather than being related to any kind of hardware milestones), but I can't help but wonder if this new PalmOS Treo will be positioned as the "premium" product instead of the 750. I assumed that when Colligan was talking about their "Mercedes" models in the recent conference call, he was talking about the Windows Mobile devices. Now I'm not sure.

Tim
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Treo 270 ---> Treo 650 ---> Crimson Treo 680
RE: Why 755?
sungod @ 3/7/2007 6:00:04 AM # Q
I'd say they will release a 755w at the same time running WM6 making a 750p look inferior.

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RE: Why 755?
joad @ 3/8/2007 12:08:09 PM # Q
>> Why not 750p? I suppose the model numbers really are just arbitrary marketing decisions on Palm's part

Amen. 600->650->700w->700p->750->680->755..... these things are numbered like fluctuations in the temperature and it's really unnecessarily confusing.

Sometimes it goes up... sometimes it goes backwards. Sometimes it has a "p" or "w" suffix... sometimes it doesn't. Of all Palm's problems, why do they continually make them worse by confusing the hell out of the customer on simple things like clearly naming their product with a certain logic?

They use codewords like "sherlock," "ace" and such while they're in development anyway - so why are the numbers so totally screwed up when they finally assign them? If us "fanboys" are thrown off-track... imagine how asinine it must seem to the general public and reviewers. If this is a "marketing decision" it's certainly a bad one.

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