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New Treo 650 launches
Posted: 25-Oct-2004 [Source: palmOne]

[Treo 650 launches featuring integrated Bluetooth, a higher-resolution 320 x 320 screen, non-volatile memory and removable battery, camera with video-capture, MP3 player, and support for direct corporate email access. Sprint PCS has announced plans to make the Treo 650 available next month at a price of $599.99 with a non-camera version to be available later in the year.]

Milpitas, Calif. -- palmOne, Inc. today introduced a new member of the Treo(TM) smartphone family -- the Treo 650 smartphone. The Treo 650 combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with email, a Palm OS(R) organizer, messaging and web access.(1)

The Treo 650 will be available as either a digital dual-band CDMA/1xRTT or a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone, with pricing to be set by individual carriers. Carrier availability is expected to begin later this year in the United States, with worldwide rollout to follow in 2005.

Treo 650 Smartphone Expanded Features/Benefits

-- Vibrant 320 x 320 display is easy to read;

-- Non-volatile memory and removable battery;

-- Integrated Bluetooth(R) technology for communicating with headsets, car kits, computers and printers equipped with Bluetooth technology;

-- Improved camera for better low-light shots, with video-capture capabilities;

-- Improved QWERTY backlit keyboard and new design for easier typing;

-- For GSM, capability to access EDGE based networks, which deliver incredibly fast data speeds(2);

-- Support for direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 using palmOne's VersaMail(TM) email software;

-- MP3 player(3); and

-- Single inbox for text and picture messaging.

With the Treo 650, users can do the following:

--VersaMail(1) makes it easy to access and manage email on the go.(4) With the Treo 650's support for popular POP and IMAP email clients, users can download mail wirelessly or by synchronizing with their desktops.(5) And for users whose organizations use Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, the Treo 650's built-in Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync(R) support will enable direct corporate email and calendar synchronization(6). VersaMail allows users to view photos, HTML, and even native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments.(7)

--With a new "non-volatile" file system, the Treo 650 keeps customers' information safe, even if they forget to charge their phone. Users can carry an extra battery (sold separately), and swap it out for additional power on the fly.

--Play music. Snap pictures. Capture video. Optimized for multimedia with an Intel XScale(R) processor, the Treo 650 smartphone lets users take their favorite tunes with them, simply by transferring MP3 files from the desktop.(3) And with the built-in digital camera, users can snap pictures, capture video, and even create digital photo albums to take with them on the road. The bright color screen brings shots to life. Better yet, users can point, shoot and share their moments via email or picture messaging.(4)

--Connect with Bluetooth wireless devices. With the Treo 650 smartphone, connecting to compatible Bluetooth wireless devices -- such as headsets and car kits -- is easy using the setup wizard. Users can talk on a headset or synchronize with their desktops(8) without wires getting in the way. In addition, palmOne and Audi of America are demonstrating the capabilities of their complementary Bluetooth products at CTIA in San Francisco, Oct. 25-27.

--The Treo 650 lets users send and receive text messages, photos or video clips right away from one application with a single inbox. And with text messages threaded in a chat-style view, users can see the entire conversation.

--Users can get driving directions when they're on the road or check the latest news headlines and sports scores while waiting for a flight. Ringtones and applications can be downloaded directly to the Treo 650, and the full-featured web browser is optimized for fast, on-the-go web access. The web browser features familiar functions such as Back and Forward buttons, Home, History and Bookmarks, and also allows users to save HTML pages to an expansion card (sold separately) from the desktop for offline viewing later.

-- Access Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Users can be more productive with the ability to view, edit and create Word and Excel compatible documents on the go or pull up PowerPoint presentations for en-route rehearsals.

-- Plug in an expansion card to do more.(9) The Treo 650 smartphone comes with a MultiMediaCard/SD Card expansion slot, which supports industry-standard cards and input/output capability.

(1) Within wireless service coverage area only. Email requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. ISP may also be required. Pricing varies by service provider.

(2) EDGE service not available in all areas.

(3) Requires expansion card, sold separately.

(4) Email account required, not included.

(5) Windows only.

(6) Requires Exchange Server 2003 and access enabled by IT administrator.

(7) Requires DataViz(R) Documents to Go(R) 7, included on the software installation CD.

(8) Windows only. Requires a Bluetooth enabled computer.

(9) Expansion card sold separately.


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