Palm and MobileOne Launch Treo 500v Smartphone in Singapore

Palm and MobileOne (M1) announce the Palm Treo 500v smartphone on the MobileOne network in Singapore. The new smartphone combines multiple forms of communication and multimedia capabilities with high-speed 3G/UMTS mobile Internet capabilities. The Treo 500v, with the new and exclusive Vodafone user interface on Windows Mobile 6 Standard edition - a first in Asia - delivers unparalleled usability and ease of navigation to customers who want to keep on top of their work and social lives while on the go.

The Treo 500v smartphone has a full keyboard, large screen, audio- and video-streaming capabilities, comprehensive multimessaging functionality (Instant Messaging, SMS and email), phone and personal-information-management software in a new design.

With the Treo 500v smartphone, customers also can manage documents using mobile versions of familiar Microsoft applications, such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint . In addition, users can use the Treo 500v as a modem for a laptop, so that they can stay connected anywhere within wireless coverage.

Treo 500v Features and Benefits:
- All-in-one smartphone with messaging, email and web capabilities;
- 3G/UMTS network capability;
- Access to Hotmail/MSN, Yahoo! and Gmail;
- Access to Google Maps, news, sports and entertainment on the go with Internet Explorer Mobile full-featured browser;
- Full keyboard for fast and easy typing;
- Large, high-resolution screen;
- Planner with address book, calendar, to-do lists, and more;
- Ability to view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files, and view PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files;
- Windows Media Player Mobile for music and videos;
- 2-megapixel camera for capturing photos and video;
- 150MB of user-available memory, expandable with microSD expansion card (sold separately);
- Windows Mobile 6 Standard software;
- Microsoft Direct Push technology for delivery of Outlook email;
- Bluetooth wireless technology.

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