From Palm Pilot to Palm Pre: A brief history of Pa...
<h2>The Treo Gets Thin: The Treo Pro</h2><br><br>By 2008, the basic Treo design--even with modifications introduced in various later iterations--was getting long in the tooth, especially when compared to the revolutionary iPhone, which had debuted in 2007. But Palm's much anticipated next-generation operating system wasn't quite ready, so the company released the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/32136/review/treo_pro.html|Treo Pro|Palm Treo Pro]], a handheld that at least reflected the superthin and sleek aesthetics of other contemporaneous smartphones. It also boasted support for quad-band (world) GSM voice and superfast data (HSDPA/UMTS) networks, Wi-Fi, and GPS. <br><br>But lacking carrier support, it debuted at a whopping $549--a small fortune in the cell phone universe. The subsequently introduced Sprint model (shown above) costs a much more palatable $200 with rebates and a two-year plan. <br><br>Photo: Courtesy of Palm
From Palm Pilot to Palm Pre: A brief history of Palm's handhelds