Starting yesterday, you can get the latest Palm Treo, the 750 ($400 with a two-year contract plus rebate). Aesthetically similar to the Treo 680, the Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC-powered 750 can access Cingular's faster UMTS data network; unfortunately, full HSDPA access requires a future maintenance release. UMTS also enables simultaneous chatting and downloading. Other improvements include full-thread text messaging, "dial by name" — just start typing a name and the phone automatically finds the entry in your contact list and starts dialing — and a sixth-generation keyboard. You'll also get a 1.3-MP camera, Bluetooth stereo (1.2, not 2.0), and a miniSD slot.
There's still no Wi-Fi, though, for good reason — at least according to Palm. Wi-Fi sucks up a lot of power, and Cingular's UMTS and even EDGE network is far more ubiquitous to hit-and-miss Wi-Fi hotspots for Web surfing. Given our experience with Wi-Fi at CES, we're not going to disagree with them on that point.