The release of a low end inexpensive Treo device is certainly more interesting in light of the possible interpretation of the Nokia E62 release also being a response to price pressure. Especially if it’s the leading edge of a general downturn in smartphone prices in the states. Wikipedia does say that mobile phones and airtime costs are a razors and blades style business model. And Wikipedia does tend to know all.
Good, it means the expansive search for more customers at the top end of the market is finally slowing down and we’ll hit a market optimization phase soon. Maybe we’ll finally see some Linux phones show up once everyone realizes that Symbian vs. RIM vs. Palm vs. Windows Mobile really only matters to people working inside the industry and none of the consumers really give a crap as long as it works.