Microsoft's pre-announcement at
the 3GSM WorldCongress last month, Palm today confirmed that an update to
the Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system will be available for Treo
750 smartphone customers around the world. The Treo 750 is available from
carriers in the United States, Europe and Asia and remains a key part of Palm's
international expansion strategy to make Treo smartphones available to more
customers. For AT&T customers, the update also will facilitate High-speed
Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) capability - allowing faster data-download speeds
on 3G/UMTS/HSDPA networks.
"Palm continues to work closely with Microsoft to maximize the benefits
of Windows Mobile and to deliver the best mobile experience to Treo
customers," said Joe Fabris, director of wireless solutions at Palm, Inc.
"Our hallmark Palm experience combined with the benefits of Windows Mobile 6
on the Treo 750 will continue to deliver a great productivity tool for
businesses across the country and around the world."
The Treo 750 is a five-band world phone that combines a great phone with
email, messaging, web browsing and organization software. Because the Treo 750
is based on GSM radio technology that is widely available around the world, it
is a natural fit for multinational businesses or employees who travel
internationally. The flexibility of the Treo 750 combined with Windows Mobile 6
will help the Treo 750 continue to build on its momentum in the business market.
Windows Mobile 6 paired with Exchange Server 2007 will deliver email
enhancements such as HTML-formatted email messages, the ability to set an
out-of-office message remotely, and live links to Microsoft SharePoint
documents. Also, the Treo's color touch screen makes line-of-business
applications easier than ever and allows users to take full advantage of new
mobile versions of Microsoft Office Outlook, Office Word, Office Excel and
Office PowerPoint. Microsoft's Direct Push Technology continues to be available
out of the box, giving Exchange users fast, automatic wireless updates of their
email, calendar items, contacts and tasks without additional third-party
software or fees.
"Windows Mobile delivers to the small screen a rich and familiar
experience that meets people's work and life needs while on the go-all with
a single device," said Chris Hill, group product manager, Microsoft Corp.
"We are excited to work closely with Palm to offer a Windows Mobile 6 update
to existing Treo 750 users so that they can take advantage of new and
enhanced productivity and advanced communication capabilities."
Palm's Windows Mobile update for the Treo 750 will be available later this
year, an exact release date wasn't given yet.
Cheers ~ Arne