Verizon 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 Wireless customers.
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(2), 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 to send and receive data. With the wireless broadband connection, customers can get access to broadband speeds while out of the office.
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.(4) 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.
The Palm Experience on Windows Mobile
* 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 dials;
* 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.'
Pricing and Availability
The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone from Verizon Wireless is available now at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, Verizon Wireless business channels and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $399.99 after a $100 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement.