If you're patiently waiting for the U.S. release of the Palm Treo 750v, here's a little something to read to pass the time. Our own of the new Treo, and it looks like the Windows Mobile smart phone is a winner, earning an 8 out of 10 rating. Despite the lack of Wi-Fi and a small screen, they praise it for its usability. So when do we expect it to hit U.S. shores? Well, it could as early as this week. If you recall, we told you Palm is set to hold a press conference on Thursday, October 12, and the latest invite we got says there will a new product announcement. Of course, we'll be there to cover the event, so check back on Thursday at 10 a.m. PT for full blow-by-blow coverage.