April 27, 2004

Treo 610 Resurfacing?

Thanks to Ernie's post today, there's a news update at Mobile9 on the release of the rumored Treo 610 through Verizon in the 2nd or 3rd quarter this year. Considering we're already in the 2nd quarter, and how long it usually takes to get approval, I'd look more for 3rd quarter or possibly longer. Back in January I posted the sketchy information available from various PDA sites and it was unclear whether or not it was more than just rumors. I'm still waiting for more concrete verification before drawing any conclusions.

However, many of these new PDA advance leaks have turned out to be substantiated over time. Let's hope the Treo 610 is too. The Bluetooth capability would be nice for use with a hands-free Bluetooth headset and should double as a wireless modem for a laptop. As I posted earlier today, I think it's pretty clear that the wireless connectivity is going to be a major driving force for these type of devices.

[Update: PalmInfocenter also has a recent post regarding the 610. Given their negative prior post declining to report on the 610, it's interesting that they've changed their tune.]

Topic(s):   Mobile Tech & Gadgets
Posted by Jeff Beard

Just heard from Verizon rep. The phone is due in the next couple of weeks and it will be the Treo 600, not the 610. Low res screen. Disappointing, but not surprising from Verizon, who continue to miss out on the opportunity to put cutting edge hardware on their excellent network.

Posted by: Ritch Lewis at June 24, 2004 11:30 AM

It is interesting that nobody ever talks about the possibility that the Treo 610 from Verizon might include the ability of the phone portion to operate in the analog mode. This is the main reason I am waiting for Verizon so that I can get true national coverage with the phone.

Posted by: Curt at May 27, 2004 10:14 AM