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Microsoft Keynote Outs Sprint Treo Pro on the Sly

Man, Palm just can't catch a break with these keynotes, can they?  Last year, we caught Microsoft accidentally showing a sneak preview of the Palm Treo 800w on the video screen.  This year, we have another Palm Treo, running Windows Mobile, popping up, that we're fairly confident is technically an unreleased and announced device.

See, during the keynote Microsoft very briefly touted Internet Explorer 6's flash support.  That's all well and good, but we also know that IE6 Mobile isn't going to be made available on current devices -- instead it requires a whole new ROM and a decent amount of power on whatever device it lands on.

We already have seen screenshots of Internet Mobile 6 leaked here on WMExperts and also seen speed tests from an unreleased Sprint Treo indicating the browser was Internet Explorer 6.  So sure, it's entirely possible that we are looking at a GSM Treo Pro running Internet Mobile 6 with a customized ROM.   But why go through all the trouble of creating a custom ROM when there's a perfect explanation of what we have here?  The explanation, folks, is that the photo you are looking at above almost surely is a Sprint Treo Pro.  Maybe next year Palm should ask to sit in on the dress rehersal for the Microsoft keynote, eh?

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Microsoft Keynote Outs Sprint Treo Pro on the Sly

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Haha!! I thought it was policy for MS to out devices this way just to cause posts exactly like this one. Creates a lil hype and anticipation that comes with not having the down and dirty details and furthers the speculation and keeps ppl talking.

@ Bla1ze: exactly what I'am thinking.
Unfortunately for Palm the 800w was 'slightly' delayed thereafter.
Side effect this time: everyone will now demand a IE6 upgrade for their treo pro...

So Palm's keynote comes and goes and nary a mention of the Sprint Treo Pro. Instead, we get the Sprint Palm PRE! The Pre looks amazing. My Touch Pro may not be long for this earth.