Palm is set to launch a new GPS-enabled Treo smartphone. The Palm Treo Pro will be a Windows Mobile 6.1 device with a 320x320-pixel touchscreen and a full Qwerty keypad. It launches in the UK this month.

The Palm Treo Pro will offer 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v2 connectivity and, as is the current vogue with smartphones, will offer turn-by-turn assisted GPS navigation.

It will be powered by a 400MHz Qualcomm processor and will offer HSDPA/HSUPA/GPRS and Edge connectivity. The 256MB RAM can be supplemented by the user with microSDHC memory cards of up to 32GB.

As with other Palm Treo smartphones, the Pro will feature push email and has a built-in web browser. The handset measures 60x114x13mm and weighs 133g.

Palm has crammed in an 8x digital zoom for the 2Mp camera and both still photos and video can be captured and played back on the Treo Pro.

The battery should last for 5 hours of talktime and have a standby time of about 250 hours.

The Palm Treo Pro will initially be sold on a contract basis through 02 and Vodafone, but will also be available from Palm's online store SIM-free for £399.

The Palm Treo Pro goes onsale in the UK in September and the US in the autumn.

Palm Treo Pro smartphone