Days after accidentally revealing it, Palm formally announced the Palm Treo Pro, an effortlessly usable smartphone for businesses that want to simplify their IT infrastructures and lower costs, and for users who want to stay on top of their professional and personal lives.
The Palm Treo is powered by a 400MHz Qualcomm MSM7201 processor and chipset and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It comes with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) and tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz) connectivity, a 320×320 touchscreen display, 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM (100MB user available), a QWERTY thumb keyboard, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi with one-touch Wi-Fi button, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, built-in GPS, a 2.0MP camera, a microSDHC card slot, a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, and a 1500mAh battery.
The Palm Treo Pro will be available starting in September from Vodafone and O2 in Europe, from Telstra in Australia, and in an unlocked version in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. The unlocked version will sell for USD$549. Carrier cost will start at free and go up to €399 depending on the service contract.