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scanR Announces Support for Treo Smartphones on Palm OS
[May 15, 2006]

scanR Announces Support for Treo Smartphones on Palm OS

PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- May 15, 2006 -- scanR, Inc. today announced scanR Whiteboards will support Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones running on Palm OS(R). The new application from scanR will utilize the enhanced capabilities of the new Palm Treo 700p smartphone, including the 1.3-megapixel camera and high-speed EvDO connection(1), to deliver a fast, easy solution for capturing notes written on whiteboards and turning them into useful digital files.

scanR Whiteboards uses advanced image processing technology to overcome frequent challenges such as low lighting, shadows, blurring, and skewed orientation to provide consistently high-quality results. People simply take a picture, upload it to scanR, and receive an exact scan of the whiteboard notes via email. Users can also choose to send the scanned image of the whiteboard to another email address, making it more efficient to share ideas and information.

"The Palm Treo 700p smartphone really shows its powerful new capabilities with scanR Whiteboards. We are excited to continue working with scanR to deliver mobile scanning solutions to our Treo customers," said Mark Bercow, senior vice president, Business Development, at Palm, Inc.

"With this new application, scanR is providing more choices for people who want an easy way to capture their critical information," said Rudy Ruano, Chief Executive Officer at scanR, Inc. "scanR Whiteboards for Palm OS is a great choice for people who have come to rely on the simple, intuitive Palm experience."

As the first Palm OS based Treo smartphone on EvDO, the Palm Treo 700p smartphone uses its fast data connection to speed email, messaging, large attachment downloads and web browsing.(1) The speed also allows for streaming multimedia content, and the Treo 700p smartphone ships with Palm's first built-in streaming application. Treo 700p users also can take advantage of broadbandlike EvDO speeds on their laptop computers by using the new smartphone as a wireless modem via USB or Bluetooth(R) wireless technology. By using SD memory cards, currently available with 2GB of storage (sold separately), in addition to the 128MB of built-in memory (60MB dedicated user storage), users have plenty of room to download and carry important documents and multimedia content. More information about the Palm Treo 700p smartphone can be found at

Pricing and Availability

A free trial of scanR for the Palm OS will be available for download at in early Summer.

About scanR, Inc.

scanR enables camera phones and digital cameras to scan, copy and fax. Using scanR, people can turn paper into useful digital information in a few simple steps. The scanR service cleans photos of whiteboards and documents, extracts and tags keywords, and delivers the results as a PDF file in email or as a fax. scanR is currently free and has thousands of users located around the world. More information is available at

(1) Within EvDO data wireless service coverage area only. Actual data speeds vary based on network capacity and application design. Backward-compatible with 1xRTT and IS95 networks. Email and web require data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. VPN may also be required.

Palm, Treo and Palm OS are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All brand and product names are or may be trademarks and are used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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