A day after Sprint says that the Palm Treo Pro will be available on its Mobile Broadband Network come March 15, Alltel quietly announces that the much-anticipated Palm smart phones are ready now for customers and IT professionals.
The Palm Treo Pro smart phone quietly turned up for sale on March 5 on the Alltel network
, which is now part of Verizon Wireless. This comes just a day after Sprint proudly announced
that the Treo Pro would be available on its network March 15.
Treo Pro yearns for the hand of an enterprise professional: It supports EvDO (Evolution Data Optimized) Rev. A data speeds, Wi-Fi-at just the touch of a button-has built-in GPS capabilities and is the first Palm smart phone with Microsoft
Internet Explorer Mobile 6.1, which can be optimized for a mobile- or desktop-like browsing experience.
Additionally, the Palm Treo Pro features a high-resolution color touch-screen, a full QWERTY keyboard and supports Microsoft Direct Push Technology, which still may not be enough to lure away the Palm fans still waiting for the Treo Pre
a 125 mail-in rebate, the Alltel-branded Treo comes at a cost of $199 with a
offer, similarly, is $199 with a two-year contract - after a $100 mail-in
rebate and a $100 instant rebate.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article misstated the price of the Palm Treo Pro offered by Alltel.