LITTLE ROCK, Ark. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2005--Alltel (NYSE: AT), owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network, and Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM), a leader in mobile computing, today announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 650 smartphone will be available through Alltel retail stores starting tomorrow. The handset will cost $399.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement.
"The Palm Treo 650 smartphone, with its unique form and functionality, offers Alltel customers an enhanced experience to manage their daily activities and stay connected to the office or home," said Wade McGill, vice president of wireless product management at Alltel.
"We are happy to deliver the Treo smartphone to a new set of customers on the Alltel network," said Tim Roper, vice president U.S. carrier sales at Palm, Inc. "In a world where everyone is mobile and everything is digital, people value mobile access to the information they care about most and the Treo smartphone delivers."
The Treo 650 combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with a Palm OS(R) organizer, messaging, Web access, digital camera and direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 enabled by a company's IT administrator.
Building on the award-winning Treo 600 design, the new Treo 650 smartphone makes it easier than ever for mobile professionals to stay connected. The Treo 650 offers integrated Bluetooth(R) technology, a higher-resolution screen, multimedia capabilities, a removable battery, non-volatile memory and an improved backlit keyboard.
With Axcess Mobile Link, Alltel customers can use the Treo 650 to connect to the Internet at speeds up to 144 Kbps. Axcess Mobile Link is available for $59.99 for unlimited nationwide service.