I agree on most of what you said, except that the Treo wont die. It may subside some, but it wont die. Look at the sales of the Treo models now, and see how the 700w/wx and 750 are amongst the best WinMo5 devices in North America. Shoot, name a model that has had the success of the Treo line! BB is about to release their software, negating the need to BUY a BB phone, so you will see that Treo line will survive and maybe regain the top spot! How quickly depends on the Linux-based Treo this winter!
How about Palm taking care of it's users, they released an update for the 680 before the 700p. That is a slap in the face! Which phone has been out the longest (700p, and we get the update last) I know I am nit picking. Palm did release a flawed phone and they really have not acknowledge the fact. I am discouraged with Palm, the Palm 755p BT does not work with my 2007 Camry (the 700p did). The phone still has some lags. I still love the palm os but we did not have the same problems with the 650 that plague us with the 755 and 700p. EVDO is nice and that is why I upgraded from the 650. I just wonder what my experience would be if I tried the 650 again. No, I do not plan to go that far. Apple will have a following but for the Treo users I am not so sure. A lot hangs on the balances and Palm has to deliver on the Linux OS this year. What if Access would contract with HTC or some other mfg company to Make a "Access Treo"??? Palm has taken some steps to try and reestablish it's user base with MyPalm, free tech support of sorts, the blog (of which 85% is negative and the promised; not yet delivered MR. I am not sure that I understand Palm's game plan by what they have to gain by letting all of those negative comments being posted on their web site.
Fast forward a year and I hope that all of us and I mean all of us we be happy using our "Treo 800's" with (I first saw this rumor this week and all I can say is wow) You see I have a love-hate relationship with Palm.
1. Internal GPS
2. AD2P (clicking on a headset and saying call Steve Sinclair) ( I did not see this in the rumor)
3. CDMA (GSM) on the same phone
4 And let's not forget Wifi too.
5. How bout the Treo Shaving just a little more in thickness (The Blackjack is too thin and so is the Motorola Q)
6. EVDO revision A.
How bout Treo's in two formats?
1. Traditional Treo's
2. Full screen without keyboard to please some Palm users.
Apple will have real competition at this point!