Palm Treo 680 announced by Cingular

Nov 22 2006 - 03:36 PM ET | Cingular, Palm

palm treo 680 singleCingular has announced that it will begin selling the Palm Treo 680. The consumer priced handheld will launch on black Friday (November 24th). The day after Thanksgiving is a huge shopping day and there should be a lot of great mobile phone deals.

Features of the Treo 680 include:

  • Quadband GSM plus EDGE with internal antenna (a first for the Treo series)
  • Palm OS
  • 320×320 screen
  • Bluetooth

Cingular will sell the Treo 680 for $199 with a 2-year service contract. That brings the price point of a Treo in line with most of its competitors (Motorola Q, T-Mobile Dash, Samsung BlackJack, BlackBerry Pearl, etc)--the Treo 650 has been over priced for quite some time. Palm is selling the 680 directly and unlocked for $399 with no contract.