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New Sprint Treo 750 could be just days away

Sprint's Treo 750 should be available any day and its PPC 6800, an HTC smart phone, is due in early May.

Is Sprint getting ready to slap its logo on this puppy?

So, there I was, on the phone with a Sprint rep, chatting about my cell phone bill and the possibility of signing a new, two-year contract, when something funny happened: I got to hear about a couple of rumored new phones that hadn't been officially announced. The rep suggested I apply my $150 signing bonus to the new Treo 750, which was, "just days away."

I have the Sprint PPC 6700, an HTC device, and have been eagerly anticipating its successor, which is supposed to be slimmer and offer better battery life. So, I asked, "Any idea when the new model of my phone is coming?" A few keystrokes on his computer later, I heard, "Yep, here it is. The PPC 6800. May 1." Psych.

Rumor has it that this is what the Sprint PPC 6800 will look like. AOL's Engadget Mobile

Rumors of a Sprint version of the Treo 750 have been making the rounds on the blogs for a while, including here at Crave, with a report from Bonnie Cha on a blurry photo that had been circulating of a Treo, referred to as the 755p, with the Palm operating system. In my conversation with the Sprint rep, he referred to the device as the Treo 750, not the 755p, which probably means this is a Sprint version of the Cingular Treo 750, which runs Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC Phone Edition. However, additional rumors indicate that this model may come with Windows Mobile 6 installed. It would also be natural to presume it would support Sprint's high-speed EV-DO data network.

The long and short of it is that if you're a Sprint subscriber, it looks like a good time to collect your $150 hardware subsidy (plus $50 off your monthly bill) and get roped into a new two-year agreement. The Sprint rep said several new models would be available in the near future, so stay tuned, looks like May and June will be big months for Sprint phones.