Don't ignore the LG Chocolate 3 and Palm Treo

It takes a certain boldness to launch a wireless device on the same weekend that the iPhone 3G is making its debut. But that's exactly what Palm has done with its Treo and LG with its Chocolate 3. 

We reported earlier that the LG Chocolate 3 would make its debut on Monday, but Verizon announced today that it will be available Sunday. The device will be available in black or light blue and will feature one-button access to the VCAST Music with Rhapsody music service. It costs $129.99 with a $50 rebate and a two-year contract. See the phone here

Electronista is reporting that Sprint has started selling the Palm Treo 800w, while other reports say it will start selling the device this Sunday. Avian Securities analyst Matt Thornton says the Treo 800w is expected to feature WiFi, GPS, a 1.3 Megapixel camera and Windows Mobile 6.1. The device will run on Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A network and will cost, with discounts and rebates, close to $250.

For more:
- see this article
- see this press release