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UPGRADE: AT&T and Palm releases Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the Palm Treo 750
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 05.12.07 - 09:43:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 18275x
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It's here, finally! After it was previewed at the 3GSM World Congress already and after Europeans and Asians got their hands on the Palm Treo 750 Windows Mobile 6 upgrade, AT&T and Palm announced the update to Windows Mobile 6 for Palm Treo 750 smartphone customers in the United States. Beside the polished user interface, Windows Mobile 6 brings increased functionality, enhanced user interface and strengthened security and performance  as well as the ROM upgrade enables HSDPA for the Treo 750 smartphone which is offered exclusively in the United States by AT&T.

For those customers, the update will facilitate High-speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA) capability, allowing faster data-download speeds on 3G/UMTS/HSDPA networks and access to AT&T Multimedia services: AT&T Music, CV (Video), and AT&T Mall.

"The enhanced security and productivity tools available in Windows Mobile 6 will allow people to be more productive with their Treo smartphones," said Tim McDonough, senior director of product management at Microsoft Corp. "The Windows Mobile 6 support of storage card data encryption, combined with the ability for IT departments to wipe data remotely if a device is lost, gives businesses the confidence to use Treos to accomplish critical business tasks."

Windows Mobile 6 combined with Exchange Server 2007 support is available out of the box and delivers a wide range of enhanced features, including the following (to name just a few):

  • Microsoft Direct Push Technology connection to E-Mail, calendar, contacts and tasks
  • Improved Calendar with Day-at-a-Glance bar
  • E-Mail enhancements such as HTML-formatted E-Mail messages
  • Ability to set an out-of-office message from the Treo smartphone
  • miniSD storage card encryption, password and PIN improvements and remote data wipe
  • Ability to search for E-Mail messages on the Exchange server
  • Meeting request and scheduling conflict improvements

The update is available today as a free download for existing AT&T Palm Treo 750 smartphone customers and can be downloaded from Palm.

Cheers ~ Arne

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