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Palm Intros 755p OS Based Treo Device
[May 10, 2007]

Palm Intros 755p OS Based Treo Device

TMCnet Contributing Editor
Palm Inc. has introduced a new Palm OS Treo for Sprint- the Treo 755p CDMA smart device. The device is the first ever to offer built-in Microsoft Direct Push Technology email support and Google Maps for mobiles. The Treo 755p smart device also features the latest Treo design including an integrated antenna, slimmer form factor and mini-SD slot.

With the new Treo 755p smart device, users can have quick, wireless access to the Web, email, business and multimedia applications as well as instant messaging for Sprint (News - Alert) customers since the Treo 755p smart device runs on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

According to Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint, “The Treo 755p is a stylish and powerful device ideal for business professionals looking for the power to do more while on the go. Building upon the success of the Treo 7oop, we’ve added enhancements such as Mobile Voice Control, a new IM application and Sprint TV in the ROM for mobile entertainment and news.”

According to recent reports, the Treo 755p smart device will be available from mid-May onwards at Palm stores and online. The device will also be available at Sprint stores and at carrying a price tag of $279.99.

Some of the features include:
--the ability to watch mobile video directly on the Treo 755p with Sprint TV, which features more than 50 channels of live and on-demand content, including CNN, FOX, ESPN, The Weather Channel, MTV, E! and The Cartoon Network.

--Dial-up networking via USB or Bluetooth wireless technology on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network for using the Treo 755p as a modem for a laptop computer (requires an appropriate service plan).

--Smart Device has superior phone functionality, including one-touch speakerphone and conference calling, the ability to ignore a call with text messaging, and the option to use the touch-screen dial pad.

--Device also supports EvDO (Rev.0) speeds, which makes streaming mobile content, such as live TV, movie clips and audio from radio stations, as well as training videos or company communications, enjoyable.

--128MB memory (60MB user available) and support for Mini-SD memory cards up to 4GB.

--Voice-memo application, which can be used to create custom ring tones and add voice annotations to photos or simply record a quick memo;

--Threaded SMS/MMS messages in a single chat view and out-of-the-box support for Yahoo!, AOL (News - Alert), and Gmail.

--.3-megapixel digital camera and video recorder, and application to organize and share photos.

--Support for Sprint Picture Mail.

--Full PDF support using DataViz Documents To Go Version 8.0, which also offers support for native Microsoft (News - Alert) Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

--User-friendly and familiar Palm OS platform, including one-touch access to key applications.

--Color touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard for easier email, messaging and web use.

--On-device user's guide, giving customers access to the full user's guide right from the device.

--Default data transfer mode, which allows users to be notified of incoming voice calls while using data services, rather than calls automatically going to voicemail.

Pradip Bhatacharya is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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