By September 2, 2008

Palm Treo Pro UK launch event

image Unfortunately due to other commitments we had to miss the Palm Treo Pro launch event in London today but luckily the guys over at wmpoweruser managed to get the info even though there wasn’t much that we did not already know. The highlights are after the break.

Palm 750v was Vodafone’s biggest selling WM phone ever- the 500v was “selling to expectation”

Palm explains they will be selling the unlocked phone in USA and other places to ease “international roaming”. In UK it will be on Vodafone, from “free” and on O2 also. Vodafone will be selling all over their network worldwide, but not in France, while O2 will be doing UK and Ireland.

The Treo will be bundled with a 14 day trial for the Webraska GPS software. After that it will be 79 euros per year.

The device will be in Vodafone stores by early next week.

Questions after the press event:-

Palm asked again about the “not needing the CD”. Palm says the software is not stored locally on the device (is this true) and that it needs to be downloaded from the Internet automatically when the Treo is plugged in. What would happen if the pc you want to sync with is not connected to the net, Palm says its unlikely. The questioner continues to give Palm a hard time, saying he did not understand why Palm was so proud of a feature which did not seem fully implemented.

Wmpoweruser asks about USB Mass storage mode. The Palm rep does not seem to understand the question, and keeps talking about supporting 32 GB storage.

Some-one asks about syncing with a mac, is told that the Treo Pro supports mac syncing software (neglecting to mention it was 3rd party software)

Another person asks if the Treo Pro is competitive in the youth market with only a 2 megapixel camera, Palm said they were sure it was.

via wmpoweruser

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