Ok, so it's official. The new Palm smartphone is named Treo 500v and, yes, I know you are screaming in horror, but there's nothing you can do - "v" stands for "Vodafone".
You may continue your screaming: the new Treo is running Windows Mobile 6 Standard, which means NO TOUCH SCREEN (someone call an ambulance, a couple of Palm fanatics just fainted) and... er... yeah... it also means Windows. You know what I mean.
Ignoring all the pleas by the Palm user community, the Treo 500v is also WiFi-less, but, since it's Vodafone-branded, this isn't a real surprise. A nice touch though is the Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR supporting A2DP and the 3G UMTS capability, but I'd like to see Vodafone's data rates before I use the latter. Hey, it even has a 2 MP camera. No front camera for video calls though...
The price is not known yet, but The Register mentions something about "free with certain plans", so it should be quite affordable.
Official Palm Blog