There have been rumors of (several) new Treo’s floating around for months. Then a few months ago Palm released the 700p, which is the Palm version of their first-ever Windows Mobile 700w. Yesterday Palm announced the Treo 680 which should come in under $250. Check out the pictures from the Gizmodo post.
The 680 isn’t ground-breaking in terms of features, but it does open up the Treo line to a whole new demographic who want a cheaper, but full-featured smart phone. I’ve been watching Ebay for months for a good price on a Treo 650. Since the release of the 700p prices on 650’s have begun to drop slightly, but not quickly or sharply enough. The 680 may be the smart-phone for a guy like me who wants a full-featured phone with Palm OS but doesn’t have a corporate budget to back up the purchase.
Here are some of the specs from the Palm site:
Bluetooth® 1.2 and Infrared (IR)
Expansion Slot for SD I/O cards