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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by Slow
    BTW, what store are you referring to MHR? P1 or a carrier?
    I called the Sprint corporate store on Market Street in the Financial District in San Francisco.
  2. #22  
    What is PalmOne's usual strategy for announcing new products. Are they like Apple that sometimes announces a product is available from 'today' (as we will hopefully see when the new G5 iMac is announced tomorrow!).

    I missed all the hype about the Treo last summer, I just happened to stumble across info last October and found an online dealer that had stock, and away I went.

    To be honest, I barely use my Treo for more than it's phone and phonebook, web browsing wasn't impressive with the low res screen. I'm expecting the hi-res screen to transform it into something infinitely more useful...
  3. #23  
    Ok, here is what I dug up on the release of the 600.
    It was officially announced on june 18, 2003,

    here is part of that story:
    Treo 600 Revealed
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    Wed Jun 18, 2003 - 1:10 AM EDT - By Michael Ducker, Marcus Adolfsson

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    Around the web has been filled out, along with an interesting quote about bluetooth.

    Handspring today introduced the 2nd generation model of their communicator family, the Treo 600. Readers of TreoCentral should be familiar with this new Treo - thanks to information gathered from several of our readers we reported on it is existence earlier this month. Handsprings' announcement today confirms our initial reports, with only some minor changes to the spec sheet.

    Then some people starting getting invitations to Mission Possible Partys, accross the US, this was not until September. Others received a promotional kit, with a plastic mock up of the 600 along with other things. I tryed but was not able to make the NY Party, but the 600 was shown there and available shortly there after, here is that story:

    treocentral.com >> Stories >> Commentary
    Mission Possible
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    Sat Sep 27, 2003 - 12:11 AM EDT - By Michael Ducker

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    Handspring recently had a (semi)private launch event for the Treo 600. Titled Mission Possible, it took place in New York, Boston, and will take place in San Fransisco this Wednesday. While TreoCentral was invited, we were unable to make it to the events due to our Minnesota and Florida locations. However, many TreoCentral readers were able to go and have posted their thoughts and photos on our boards. As NADLER put it, "It was pretty easy to tell those from treocentral from those who were invited. The treocentral people asked most of the questions."

    PalmInfoCenter was the only palm news source that was able to make it. Ryan Kairer gives a good general overview of what happened in the event here.

    On our own forums we had live updates from the event courtesy of WeeBitObsessed, WirelessDoc, skfny and more. The main New York thread containing these posts is here. WeeBitObsessed was also able to take photos of the New York event. They are in this thread. Of interest, WeeBitObsessed brought along his paper Treo 600 (instructions to make on the boards), and had it signed by Ed Colligan. A picture is also in that thread.

    From the Boston event we had silverado, Boston Bennett, and jiggy. The thread containing there observations is here.

    A thread listing outstanding questions for the San Francisco event is here, while TreoCentral user jamesbond has a Treo 600 and is answering specific questions here.

    That's a lot of threads, so here is a basic summary. From the Boston event it was learned that the Treo 600 will have a price of $399 with Sprint activation with a release date of October 13th. Cingular's tentative date is October 20th, at a subsidized cost of $449. It appears that the base price of the Treo 600 is $549 before any activation credits/rebates. T-Mobile will also release on the 13th, price unknown. (thanks Silverado) More information was also learned about how the upgrade will work. It is rumored that Handspring will ask for a Treo serial number at checkout, and upon verification will give a $100 credit for the Treo 600. This means that Treo users switching to Sprint from GSM could have the Treo 600 for only $299!

    From the New York Event: It was learned that Handspring WILL bundle DocsToGo, and Pockettunes (a great mp3 player) with the Treo 600. The bulge on the CDMA Treo 600 was requested by Sprint to reduce radiation emitted by the radio. (Thanks skfny) The three colors of the Treo 600 so far are: Black (Sprint), Gunmetal (Orange), and Grey (Other GSM). (thanks weebitobsessed)

    On a related note, ZDNET has posted their video review of the Treo 600. It's a great 5 minute video showcasing the Treo 600. They liked it!

    Last of all, WeeBitObessed posted a little hint from someone he talked to that Handspring has already started working on the next Treo... High Res Bluetooth maybe?

    Thank you to everyone who attended for sharing their thoughts. Let's try to do it again in San Francisco!
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    So HS announced the device officially 3 months prior to releasing it...but that was HS this is Palm, more close to the vest and tries not to spill the beans until it is ready to ship
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    Oh, and for you newcomers who were not here for that launch, its none other than WeeBitObessed who got pictures at the Mission Possible Party!
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  6. #26  
    I asked a Sprint guy at Costco today about when he thought it was coming out and he got all evasive and said he didn't know, but maybe Sept. He did say that Costco probably wouldn't carry it (DUH!), but I think it's corporate policy to reveal less then the CIA if someone questions you.
  7. #27  
    I read the title of this post and thought it was about Chatter!
  8. #28  
    Just saw this, may be totally unrelated but....

    http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,...367714,00.html

    If you were going to pull the plug on your internet service, right before a big new product announcement might be a good time to do it.
  9.    #29  
    For what it's worth, this announcement is very old. I believe it predates the merger. They gave the users some lead time to migrate to other devices
  10. #30  
    doesnt palm like announcing stuff on 9/1 and 5/1?
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  11. #31  
    Yes that was about a month or more ago, but I would not be happy if they pulled the plug on my service, then sold me a treo600, that a few weeks later announced an better phone and or deal on the 600 I just bought...
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  12. #32  
    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    You guys can joke all you wish, but that is indeed what I heard. As I said I don't believe it, but I'm not joking with you all. As I posted elsewhere, I ruined my 600 and was looking into getting it replaced.
    Rumors usually get their basis from something resembling truth or so they say
  13. #33  
    I was at Nebraska Furn Mart on 9/18/04 in Kansas City,MO. and one of the PCS reps, show me a letter that showed all the phones they offered and it had the Treo 650 and the spec sheet said it would be for sale NOV 04
  14. #34  
    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe
    doesnt palm like announcing stuff on 9/1 and 5/1?
    Nope...they just like Tuesday's .
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  15. #35  
    Quote Originally Posted by midmofan
    Actually, I dont have a 600 myself, still enjoying my 300. I am glad I waited, in part, because of the bugs and QC problems a lot of folks have dealt with. The 650, however, although it may have a few growing pains is not a totally new system like the 300/600 switch was. I feel comfortable that this release will go much better which is I am willing to jump in right away this time
    I've owned a 300 for two years now (got it on the day it was released ) and as it has broken >6 times, I would hesitate to make that conclusion. The 300 was the same form factor as all of the treos prior.
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  16. #36  
    Hello,

    The swedish magasin "Mobil" has informtion today on their site that P1 is arranging a big pressmeeting on thuesday 5 october. They think it is for the presentation of Treo 650 and T5. Link (in swedish): http://premium.mobil.se/nyheter/visa.asp?id=8585&sid=1
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    #37  
    Quote Originally Posted by northcjr
    I was at Nebraska Furn Mart on 9/18/04 in Kansas City,MO. and one of the PCS reps, show me a letter that showed all the phones they offered and it had the Treo 650 and the spec sheet said it would be for sale NOV 04
    What was mentioned on the spec sheet we dont already know/assume/speculate? Anything new or different? Did it confirm any speculations about what we all expect/want?
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    #38  
    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    I have heard from a friend of a friend who works at a Sprint store that it will be released in 2.5-3 weeks. I don't believe it, but that's what I heard. You may take it for what it's worth.
    OK Kurt, it's now past 2.5-3 weeks with no announcement. What does your friend have to say now?
  19.    #39  
    No idea. As I said, it was a frient of a friend. :-) I guess I was proven right in my suspicion that he had no idea what he was talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    No idea. As I said, it was a frient of a friend. :-) I guess I was proven right in my suspicion that he had no idea what he was talking about.
    Just jazzin ya.
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