Right on time as we predicted, the Palm Treo Pro is now available on Alltel’s website and will set you back $199 with a 2-year contract after a $195 online discount and a $125 mail-in rebate. The one caveat is that the phone is apparently only available in divested markets. If you are a current or prospective Alltel customer and you try to buy from a zip code within a “soon to be acquired by Verizon Wireless” area, you will get re-directed to the Verizon Wireless site. Sorry folks, that’s life. Those of you in the sellable regions however, can get your Pro on right now.
A few days ahead of its expected launch date of January 25th and a few days behind our original scoop, the Sprint Treo Pro is now listed on Sprint’s website for a cool $249 after $200 in instant savings and a $100 mail in rebate. You’ll need to add an Everything plan, Data Premier add-on or PRO Pack add-on to be eligible for the rebate. The Treo Pro features a 320 x 320 touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, microSD expansion, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Windows Mobile 6.1 professional. The Sprint version also includes Sprint-specific features including Sprint TV, Sprint Music store, Sprint Mobile sync and NFL Mobile Live access. If Windows Mobile is your thing and Sprint your carrier of choice, then break out that plastic and get on with some shopping. Sure it’s no Pre, but we’ve still got some time to kill before roll out.
UPDATE: It looks like Sprint pulled the Treo Pro page. Did someone get a little trigger happy this morning?
UPDATE 2: Official word just came down from Sprint and the Treo Pro cameo was indeed a mistake. No firm release date was given so we’ll have to revert to the presumed date reported last month: This Sunday, January 25th.