Palm’s Biz-Oriented Treo Pro to Hit Sprint on March 15

While smartphone aficionados still eagerly await a firm launch date for the launch of Palm’s Pre, Sprint has tided over less cutting-edge consumers by announcing a date for the lower-profile Palm Treo Pro. The latest Windows Mobile device from Palm from will be available March 15.

The phone will be available through Sprint retail channels on that date for $200, after a $100 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate for committing to a two-year service agreement. Palm’s own store will begin carrying the phone the following day.

The previously announced Treo Pro will offer a modest update to Palm’s previous Windows Mobile, offering 3G Internet access, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a full QWERTY keyboard set below the screen in typical Palm style.