Palm has said its new Windows-driven Treo 700w smart phone will go on sale this week.
News of Palm’s first Windows-powered machine first emerged last year, and raised a few eyebrows as Palm was seen as a bitter rival of Microsoft in the mobile operating system market.
But with Windows now gaining some traction in the mobile space against the likes of the Palm operating system and the Symbian OS, Palm’s move should perhaps have been expected.
Palm has said it will continue to offer Palm OS-based phones despite its move to Windows for its flagship Treo range.
The Treo 700w will compete in the market against the Palm OS-driven Treo 650, which has recently boosted Palm’s overall sales.
Initially, the Treo 700w will only be available in the US with a $400 (£235) price tag, when bought alongside a two-year service contract with mobile operator Verizon Wireless.