AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE) and palmOne, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLMO) today announced the immediate availability of the Treo(TM) 600 smartphone, an integrated wireless smartphone with a built-in QWERTY keyboard that runs over AT&T Wireless Next Generation GSM(TM)/GPRS network. The Treo 600 smartphone combines a world-class phone, a Palm OS(R) organizer, messaging, email, and web-browsing capabilities into a single compact device.
The Treo 600 smartphone is available from AT&T Wireless for $499.99, after a $50 instant rebate, when customers purchase qualified service plans starting at $12.99 per month. The Treo 600 smartphone is available through AT&T Wireless' various sales channels and online from Handspring.com.
"We are delighted to be working with AT&T Wireless to deliver this world-class smartphone to their customer base nationwide," said Joe Sipher, vice president of product and carrier marketing for palmOne. "Treo 600 represents a breakthrough in the design and functionality of a smartphone device, and we are working closely with AT&T Wireless to make sure our applications are seamlessly integrated into their network services, giving customers the best possible voice and data application experience."
"In today's competitive environment, business customers with the ability to stay connected to their information while mobile have a clear advantage over those who don't," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of business data solutions at AT&T Wireless. "With the Treo 600, mobile professionals now have access to one of the most advanced smartphones available -- and a simple and powerful solution to access corporate information throughout North America and across the globe. We're very pleased to add this device to our portfolio, especially ahead of this year's holiday shopping season."
The Treo 600 smartphone is one of the first quad-band smartphones (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) that allows customers to make and receive calls and use data services on GSM/GPRS networks worldwide. A full list of roaming countries is available at www.attwireless.com/business/plans/international. The Treo 600 smartphone operates on the Palm OS 5.2 operating system, providing everything you need to stay organized, including calendar, contact list, to-do list, and memo pad. The Palm OS allows customers to take advantage of thousands of existing applications, including games, office document readers, multimedia applications, and valuable utilities for both personal and business needs.
The Treo 600 smartphone provides a robust and easy-to-use POP3 email solution and comes preconfigured with settings for several popular ISPs, or users can set up the Treo 600 smartphone to access their own POP3 accounts. The Treo 600 smartphone supports attachment handling, including access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel compatible documents. In addition, through agreements with Good Technology and Visto Corporation, AT&T Wireless is now offering corporate email solutions that provide businesses with access to Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes email behind their corporate firewalls. Customers can also send and receive text messages in a powerful new way that allows users to see the "chain" of previous text content -- similar to an instant messaging experience.
The Treo 600 smartphone provides access to a variety of advanced multimedia features. An integrated VGA camera works with AT&T Wireless Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS), which allows customers to send/receive images, annotate messages and add system sounds such as ringtones to their notes. The Treo smartphone includes MP3 playback functionality. Additional information about the Treo 600 smartphone can be found at www.attwireless.com/palm.
About the Treo 600 Smartphone
The Treo 600 smartphone is a small, easy-to-use smartphone with a built-in QWERTY keyboard. It seamlessly combines a full-featured mobile phone and Palm OS organizer with wireless communication applications, such as email, messaging and web browsing, and even a digital camera -- to simplify customers' business and personal lives. The keyboard, five-way navigation button and other design features make it possible to get more done -- in fewer steps, with just one hand, and without having to swap back and forth between applications. It's lightweight, stylish, and small enough to fit in your pocket.
The Treo 600 smartphone features a bright color screen and an integrated SD Card/MultiMediaCard slot that lets users add memory and content. It operates on the enhanced GSM/GPRS AT&T Wireless network, enabling customers to download games, ringtones and applications directly to the device.