Palm Launches Treo 700wx Smartphone on Bell Canada

Palm Launches Treo 700wx Smartphone on Bell Canada

October 18, 2006

By: Jill Janson

The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone running Windows Mobile 5.0 is now available on Bell Canada’s high-speed mobile network (1xEv-DO).

The Treo 700wx combines all the functionality and ease of use for which Treo smartphones are known, with the power and security of Windows Mobile favored by many businesses. Today’s announcement marks the availability of the first Windows Mobile-based Treo smartphone on the Bell Canada high-speed mobile network, giving its customer base more choices and complementing the Treo 650 smartphone running on the Palm OS platform.

“Palm’s goal is to give our customers more choice to satisfy the growing demands of the mobile work force,” said Michael Moskowitz, vice president, Americas International, Palm, Inc. “The Palm user experience combined with ready access to Microsoft’s world-class email solutions gives mobile professionals a competitive edge and helps to extend Palm’s reach into the enterprise market.”

“Palm Treo smartphones continue to offer our clients innovation, ease of use and functionality in a stylish form factor,” said Christopher Shannon, general manager, wireless products and services, Bell Canada. “For clients who prefer to have Microsoft’s Windows operating system applied across their corporate computing assets, the new Treo 700wx gives users a convenient way to access their business-critical applications, email messaging and collaboration tools for their mobile office and business on-the-go needs.”

“The Palm Treo 700wx powered by Windows Mobile enables Canadian businesses to support an increasingly mobile work force by delivering the tools, technologies and platform that help them communicate, collaborate and work effectively on the go,” said Phil Sorgen, president, Microsoft Canada. “Microsoft and valued partners like Palm allow businesses to leverage existing infrastructure and scale deployments to fit their needs today and tomorrow.”

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:

  • Support for Email on the Go: Windows Mobile Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which includes Direct Push Technology, native S/MIME support, certificate-based authentication to all Exchange data, and remote and local device wipe, is available out-of-the-box giving smartphone users fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks. The Treo 700wx smartphone also supports Good Mobile Messaging and Good Mobile Defense for robust security and fleet management, giving users support for web-enabled enterprise systems, including sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM) and corporate intranets.
  • Built-in Dial-up Networking (DUN) Capabilities: Treo 700wx smartphone users can take advantage of broadbandlike download speeds on their laptop computers by using the new smartphone as a wireless modem via USB technology. This out-of-the-box functionality offers an alternative to Wi-Fi, enabling users to access a high-speed connection in coffee shops, airports or hotels.

Additional Treo 700wx Features and Benefits

  • Device User’s Guide — customers can view the full User’s Guide (located in the Quick Tour and My Treo sections) right from their device, providing convenient access to tips, troubleshooting techniques and how-to instructions;
  • 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

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