Palm has unveiled the Treo 500 – a 3G smartphone that runs on Windows Mobile 6, features a full QWERTY keyboard, large screen, and offers a ‘comprehensive multimessaging’ functionality.
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According to Palm, customers can manage documents using mobile versions of familiar Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Office, and Windows Live for Windows Mobile. Users can also share the Treo 500 smartphone’s data access with a laptop, so they can stay connected anywhere within the wireless coverage.
Treo 500 Features:
- Access to Gmail, Hotmail/MSN and Yahoo! email
- Full keyboard for fast and easy typing
- Large, high-resolution screen
- Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile web browser
- Windows Live online services, including MSN Messenger
- Up to 3G speeds
- Organiser with address book, calendar, to-do lists, and notes
- 2.0-megapixel camera
- Windows Media Player Mobile
- Windows Mobile 6 Standard operating system
- Microsoft Office Mobile for viewing and editing Microsoft Word and Excel compatible documents and viewing PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files
- 150MB of user-available memory, expandable with microSD expansion card
- Microsoft Direct Push technology for delivery of Outlook email
- Bluetooth wireless technology
Pricing and Availability
The Treo 500 smartphone is available for $649 from select retail stores, including Harris Technology and is approved on the Optus network.