SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 09, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Evolving the Treo(TM) product line to keep mobile professionals connected, productive and entertained, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today introduced the Treo 755p smart device, a new Palm OS(R) Treo for Sprint (NYSE:S). The CDMA Treo 755p is the first Treo device to offer built-in Microsoft Direct Push Technology email support; Google Maps for mobile; and the latest Treo design, with integrated antenna, slimmer form factor and mini-SD slot.(1) Sprint is the first carrier selling the next-generation Treo 755p, which is available for as low as $279.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $100 mail-in rebate, and is available starting mid-May in two fashionable colors - midnight blue and burgundy.
The new Treo 755p brings customers quick, wireless access to web, email, business, multimedia applications and instant messaging (IM) for Sprint customers nationwide (standard text and Vision charges apply where applicable).(2) The Treo 755p runs on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, the nation's largest mobile broadband network - reaching more than 206 million people across the country in more than 11,000 cities and 1,000 airports.
"The Treo 755p is a stylish and powerful device ideal for business professionals looking for the power to do more while on the go," said Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. "Building upon the success of the Treo 700p, we've added enhancements such as Mobile Voice Control, a new IM application and Sprint TV(SM) in the ROM for mobile entertainment and news."
As the newest member of the Treo family, the Treo 755p smart device combines the sleek, internal antenna hardware design of devices such as the Treo 680 and Treo 750 with Palm's latest Palm OS software, shipped on millions of Palm OS based Treo devices worldwide. Currently, there are more than 29,000 Palm OS applications commercially available, from healthcare and sales force automation to games and travel. Palm differentiates this smart device from others in the Treo line by offering the following features along with many additional enhancements.
First Palm OS based Treo Device with Built-in Support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology for Email
The Treo 755p offers VersaMail(R) 3.5.4 with built-in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology that delivers automatic updates to Outlook email. Companies can choose to eliminate costly third-party software and take advantage of their existing Exchange infrastructures. Businesses connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server get fast, automatic wireless updates of email, calendar and contact information with added IT security and remote manageability.
"The new Treo 755p keeps mobile professionals in touch with coworkers and family while managing a variety of communications and information to stay productive and maximize downtime," said Caitlin Spaan, vice president, carrier marketing, for Palm, Inc. "The fast speeds of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and Palm's hallmark ease of use make viewing rich applications, streaming live music and video as well as using the web an enjoyable experience."
First Treo Integrating Google Maps for Mobile
Also new to the Treo 755p is the integration of Google Maps(TM) service for mobile. With Google Maps built into the ROM, right out of the box, Treo 755p users can get directions; perform local searches; and view moveable/scalable maps, satellite imagery, and traffic updates while on the go.
"By integrating Google Maps for mobile into the Treo 755p, we're making it even easier for users to get directions, maps, local listings, and traffic updates for wherever life takes them," said Steve Lee, product manager for Google Inc. "We're focused on delivering the best possible mobile experience to as many users as possible, and working with innovative companies like Palm helps us do just that."