Palm has introduced its new version of smartphone, Palm Treo Pro, to lure the business segment.
Although the device is fully loaded with several advanced features, there are some issues that may impede the sales of the device in the US, high price tag and no backing from any carrier are among few noteworthy problems.
The unlocked version of Treo Pro costs USD549, which is costlier than the company’s own Centro that ships with a price tag of USD100 and comes with different carriers like AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
The high cost is primarily attributed to its unlocked version, as the device isn’t receiving the subsidies being offered by various service providers.
The phone includes several key features useful for professionals, such as a 2.0-megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, UMTS/HSDPA GSM support, Wi-Fi connectivity, etc.
Lawrence Harris, a CL King analyst, said, “Given the pricing and lack of carrier sponsorship in US, we believe that the initial sales of the Treo Pro will be limited”.