Alltel Wireless Now Offering Palm Treo 700wx Smartphone

Alltel Wireless Now Offering Palm Treo 700wx Smartphone

December 15, 2006

By: Jill Janson

Alltel Wireless and Palm have announced the immediate availability of the Palm Treo 700wx on the Alltel Wireless network.

Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, and Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, today announced the Palm Treo 700wx smartphone, which comprises all the functionality and ease of use for which Treo smartphones are known, with the power and security of Windows Mobile.

“The Palm Treo 700wx, running Windows Mobile, allows us to offer our customers one of the world’s most innovative smartphones running on the mobile software platform favored by many businesses,” said Wade McGill, senior vice president of product management for Alltel Wireless. “This new offering will make it even easier for Alltel Wireless customers to remain connected and productive while away from the office.”

The Treo 700wx builds on the award-winning design of the Treo 650 smartphone and takes advantage of Windows Mobile 5.0, offering the ability to view and edit Microsoft Word Mobile and Excel Mobile files, and view PowerPoint(R) Mobile and PDF files. In addition, users can get ready access to the Internet and multimedia content using Internet Explorer Mobile and Windows Media Player Mobile, as well as direct access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 for mobile access to email.

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; and
  • Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message such as “In a meeting” or “Can’t talk right now” by selecting the “Ignore with text” option from the incoming-call screen.

“With the addition of the Treo 700wx to Alltel’s product portfolio, customers now have another great choice of Treo products to check their email, browse the web and download and edit documents,” said Tim Roper, vice president, U.S. region, for Palm, Inc. “Being able to give customers more choices satisfies the growing demands of the mobile work force.”

Key Productivity Features

The Treo 700wx provides the same great world-class Treo experience and ease of use that customers expect, as well as the following key features:

  • Access to Email on the Go: Office SyncSM from Alltel provides
    access to corporate and personal email, calendar, corporate
    directory, personal contacts and documents from your mobile device
    with end-to-end security. Office Sync is available on a growing
    number of devices and form factors from Alltel. Users can benefit
    from fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar
    items, contacts and tasks via Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes. Windows Mobile Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) includes
    Direct Push Technology, native S/MIME support, certificate-based
    authentication to Exchange data, global address lookup, and remote
    and local device wipe.
  • Built-in Dial-up Networking (DUN) Capabilities: Treo 700wx
    smartphone users can take advantage of fast download speeds using
    Alltel’s Axcess Broadband network on their laptop computers by
    using the new smartphone as a wireless modem via USB technology.
    This functionality offers an alternative to Wi-Fi, enabling users
    to access a high-speed connection in coffee shops, airports or

Additional Treo 700wx Features and Benefits

  • 1.3-megapixel camera to shoot crisp, clear digital images and videos;
  • 64MB RAM for program execution
  • Integrated Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology for communicating with compatible headsets, car kits, computers and printers equipped with Bluetooth technology;
  • Removable battery and non-volatile memory;
  • Expansion-card slot (SD, SDIO, and MultiMediaCard compatible); and
  • 240×240 transflective (TFT) screen.
  • Additional Applications from Alltel for the Treo 700wx

    • Sharpcast Photos offers Alltel customers a completely new experience for viewing their entire desktop PC photo collection on their Treo 700wx, automatically syncing Treo pictures to their desktop and the web, and effortlessly sharing their mobile, desktop and web photo albums from their Treo 700wx. Visit to get started.
    • A mobile software store from Handango enables on-device software purchases from a catalog of productivity and entertainment titles. Customers can download the software store at
    • Handmark Pocket Express delivers news, weather, sports, maps, directory look-ups, movie show times and other mobile content to Alltel subscribers. Visit

    Pricing and Availability

    The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone from Alltel Wireless is available now at Alltel retail stores and online at starting at $349.99 after a $100 rebate. This discounted price is available to new customers on two-year service agreements as well as to existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans.

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