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Sprint Treo 800w Release Date (and more info)!

All righty folks, we teased you earlier, now we have the 411: here's when Sprint plans on releasing the Treo 800w:

Tues, July 22nd

Hopefully you put your guess in to our stupendous contest to win one of these bad boys. You can still head on over and make a guess, but July 22nd is now officially off limits for future guessing. Congrats to the lucky folks who already put in for that date, now we see if Sprint can actually make their self-imposed target date (or change it out of spite).

That's not the only inside info we have for you, though. A bit more after the jump!

While the specs and details on the Treo 800w have been pretty well known for awhile now, turns out that there were a few wrong bits and a few bits that needed confirmation. Here's the new skinny:

  • Threaded SMS (looks to be the Palm type, not Microsoft's)
  • WM 6.1
  • Autonomous GPS
  • KB is larger than the Centro, slightly smaller than the 750/755
  • KB keys still light up
  • It's very fast with no lag
  • Official color: Charcoal Black (noyce!)

That's on top of the already other confirmed specs that everyone knows:

  • 320x320 resolution
  • EvDO Rev A (though some tester units are not Rev A active as of now)
  • Wifi
  • 256/128 Memory

Now to throw some water on the speculation fire...

  • no QChat and no QChat smartphones this year from Sprint (boo!)
  • no hardware Wifi switch ala Ringer switch
  • no Picture Mail/MMS yet (though see here for some hope)
  • screen is not flush i.e it's slightly recessed

Interestingly, we're hearing that there are a few different color schemes floating around (silver is the prototype) as well as some models with WM 6.0 and varying firmwares, which is to be expected in the testing phase.

But Sprint and Palm are headed into final testing in the next couple of weeks and at least WM 6.1 and Charcoal Black seem to be a go for July.

In fact, we're expecting a few more changes to the final version, so stay tuned as the details roll in!

Special Thanks to Vyruz Reaper for the assist!

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says:

JULY 4......no question

says:

With the other new info, was there anything about an exclusivity contract? Are we now looking at late fall/early winter for the GSM version? 90 days would put it almost to November. Seems if it gets too late it would compete with NOVA release - assuming, of course, that's actually happening this decade :)

Dieter Bohn says:

Ah, Internets.
The story is making the rounds a bit, but everybody seems to think we wrote *June* 22nd instead of July 22nd. Weird. Our sources say July 22nd, folks, just like the previously leaked roadmap also hinted at.

says:

July 22nd does seems right to me considering their week starts on Sunday and that’s normally when they launch all phones (if I remembering correctly) the Instinct is to be released Monday 6/16 so I guess it could be tuesday also.

July 22nd does seems right to me considering their week starts on Sunday and that?s normally when they launch all phones (if I remembering correctly) the Instinct is to be released Monday 6/16 so I guess it could be tuesday also.
Yeah I think PDA devices may have wonky release times, plus there is that whole "business users first" that Sprint tends to do before retails e.g. the Mogul was released on a Monday too. Sprint also had some phones planned for Wed 4/16 as well (though most got pushed back)...
Then again June 22 is a Sunday, lol. j/k

says:

I hope it is in the Sprint stores here in Hawaii, 'cause this one is on my high interest list. Ben

says:

Any news on battery size?

says:

My understanding is that it is the same size as the 755P...

says:

The 755p has a 1600mah correct? I bet most of us will probably buy a new oem sized extended battery from Seidio anyway lol.

says:

I say July 13th is the day that this phone comes out...They need to hurry b4 everyone leaves them and goes to another carrier...its being way to long since they put out a wm phone

says:

July 15th for sure!