Wireless and Palm, Inc. today announced the availability of the Palm Treo 700wx
smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology,
adding another choice to Palm's current EV-DO product offerings for Verizon
The Treo 700wx smartphone combines broadband-like speeds on Verizon Wireless'
high-speed network with wireless e-mail and rich media capabilities all in one -
bringing Palm's world-class ease of use to the Windows Mobile platform. The Treo
700wx has a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a 1.3 megapixel camera, a
bright 240 x 240 touch screen and support for Bluetooth stereo headsets. The
built-in 64 MB of RAM allows the use of a more robust set of applications, while
storage can be enhanced by using the SD slot to add memory cards of up to 2GB,
which are great for storing data, photos, music and video.
Verizon Wireless customers using the Treo 700wx have the benefit of Verizon
Wireless' BroadbandAccess service - which runs on the nation's most reliable
national wireless broadband network - to send and receive data. With the
wireless broadband connection, customers can get access to broadband speeds
while out of the office. Today, Verizon Wireless' broadband network covers more
than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major
airports from coast to coast and offers average download speeds of 400-700
kilobits per second.
"People love the Treo smartphone because they are driven by the need to
stay in touch and manage a variety of communications and information - both
business and personal," said Tim Roper, vice president, U.S. region, for
Palm, Inc. "Palm's one-of-a-kind user experience and broad support of key
applications and e-mail solutions make the Treo 700wx a core asset for
mobile professionals to stay productive and maximize their downtime while on
With Windows Mobile 5.0, the Treo 700wx offers the tools mobile professionals
need, including access to mobile versions of Windows Media Player 10, Internet
Explorer, and Outlook applications in addition to the ability to view and edit
Microsoft Word and Excel files and view PowerPoint and PDF files. The Messaging
and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) is available out of the box with the Treo 700wx
and includes Direct Push Technology, which gives Verizon Wireless customers
connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server fast, automatic wireless updates of
their e-mail, calendar items, contacts and tasks. It provides added security
features for IT administrators, such as over-the-air password policy enforcement
and remote wipe for lost or stolen devices. MSFP also gives users over-the-air
lookup of a company's Global Address List (GAL), providing employees with quick
access to colleagues' e-mail and contact information.
Support for Verizon Wireless' Wireless Sync service is also available, which
provides the convenience of automatic delivery of e-mail and easy access to
personal information-management tools, such as contacts and calendar, as well as
enterprise tools, such as device management and file synchronization.
"Palm and Verizon Wireless share our dedication to bring business
customers powerful devices to manage work on the go," said John O'Rourke,
general manager, Mobile and Embedded Devices, Microsoft Corp. "Verizon
Wireless' fast EV-DO network combined with the Palm experience on Windows
Mobile will help customers get to information to stay on top of their jobs
such as Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendars and tasks and connected to the
people they care about."
Unique to the Treo smartphone based on Windows Mobile 5.0 is a suite of
software enhancements developed by Palm that underscores its brand promise of
fast access, ease of use and simplicity, including the following:
- Today Screen enhancements, which feature the ability to "dial by name"
with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a Web search directly from
the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialing with personalized photo speed
- Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top
of voice mail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and
fast-forward controls for easy navigation; and
- Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as "In
a meeting" or "Can't talk."
The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone from Verizon Wireless is available from now at
Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, Verizon Wireless business channels and
online at www.verizonwireless.com for US$ 399.99 after a US$ 100 rebate and a
new two-year customer agreement.
Enterprise customers are encouraged to contact their Verizon Wireless Business
Specialist at 800-VZW-4BIZ or www.verizonwireless.com.
Cheers ~ Arne