Treo 755p and 800w Heading to Verizon?
Rumor: EngadgetMobile are reporting on a potentially enormous list of summer handset launches for Verizon Wireless. Of course, the highlight of any such report for PIC readers is the report of a new Treo. This latest report reveals not just one new Treo heading for Verizon but a rumored two upcoming releases! Lending some credibility to this rumor is the fact that the usually reliable "HTC Kid" is credited as Engadget's tipster this time around.
The article (originally leaked from the PDAPhoneHome forums here) goes on to reveal that the estimated launch date for the Verizon version of the Palm OS-based Treo 755p is July 4th, which correlates fairly well with earlier reports.
The second release date given -- and one that seems much more dubious -- is the mention is a Treo 800w for September 13th. This could be anything from an outright hoax to a mildly upgraded unit with Windows Mobile 6 to the rumored "Mercedes" Treo hinted at by Ed Colligan last year.
Verizon, unlike Sprint, has not yet EOL'd their version of the 700p and no details of the Verizon version of the 700p ROM update status have been revealed by Palm. The Windows Mobile 5-powered Treo 700wx is Palm's is its only current CDMA Windows Mobile-based Treo, and was released well over a year ago so the release of a successor device seems all but certain.
A member at Howard forums has posted a supposed screenshot of Verizon's internal list of upcoming releases. It clearly shows the rumored Treo 800w, codenamed "Vincent" set for release on 9/13 after being delayed from 8/27.
The screencapture (mirrored here) also shows the 755p release date confirmed for 7/4. This device's codename appears to be "Staubach" (after football great Roger Staubach?) and shows the device's original release date was to have been May 9th. This would have launched the Verizon version of the 755p simultaneous with Sprint's version. No reason has been given as to the delay.