Palm Offers Malaysia's First Windows Mobile-Based Treo Smartphone

Palm announces the availability of the new Palm Treo 750v smartphone in Malaysia on the Celcom network, bringing for the first time to Malaysia the hallmark Palm experience on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 over a wireless 3G/UMTS network. The new Treo 750v will be available next month through Celcom, Vodafone's network partner in Malaysia. The new Treo 750v will allow Palm to target business users with push email platforms such as Microsoft's Messaging and Security Feature Pack, which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features free out of the box. This business-ready solution addresses the need for a robust push-email platform that can be deployed easily by small businesses to global enterprises.

The Treo 750v combines the hallmark Palm experience of a multifeatured mobile phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organization software all in a new compact design. Unique to the Treo smartphone 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. Examples include 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 voicemail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls, for easy navigation;
- Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as "In a meeting" or "Can't talk"; and
- Dedicated messaging application for SMS/MMS that is organized in a "chat thread" so users can reference prior messages and use emoticons for a personal touch.

Treo 750v Features and Benefits:
- Powerful Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with Palm enhancements;
- Integrated SMS/MMS with chat view and dedicated inbox;
- Mobile access to multiple business and personal email accounts;
- Compatibility with 3G/UMTS networks for fast data access;
- 1.3-megapixel digital camera that also captures video;
- Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology enhanced to support Bluetooth enabled stereo headsets;
- Touch screen, which makes surfing websites, gathering data and navigating forms and applications much easier;
- Mini-SD expansion slot; and
- 240x240 transflective touch screen.

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