In conjunction with wireless carrier Sprint, PDA maker
Handspring today announced the release of the Handspring Treo 300, the latest offering in Handspring’s line of PDA/cell phone combos. Only one problem: It’s the first Handspring PDA not to support the Mac.
Since its inception, Handspring has been good about making sure that its line of Palm OS-based PDAs supported the Macintosh, shipping them with Mac-compatible software and USB interfaces at a time when Palm continued to ship serial-equipped PDAs and made Mac users pay extra for their connectivity. But the Handspring 300
isn’t officially supported on the Macintosh, according to a FAQ posted on Handspring’s Web site.
The $500 Handspring 300 includes a backlit color screen. It measures about 4.4 x 2.8 x 8.2 inches, and weighs less than six ounces. Like some other Treo models, the 300 eschews the traditional “Graffiti” pad that most Palm PDAs sport in favorite of a miniature QWERTY keyboard instead.
The Handspring 300 is almost identical to the Handspring 270 model. While the 270 is available through service plans offered by VoiceStream/T-Mobile and Cingular, the 300 is available from Sprint.