Vivo and Palm Launch First Treo Smartphone with Windows Mobile in Brazil

Vivo and Palm Launch First Treo Smartphone with Windows Mobile in Brazil

January 30, 2007

By: Jill Janson

Palm and Vivo today launch the Palm Treo 700wx smartphone, the first Treo smartphone in Brazil that runs Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition.

Now available on Vivo’s 3G network, the Treo 700wx combines a great mobile phone, comprising the functionality and ease of use for which Treo smartphones are known, with the power and security of Windows Mobile favored by many businesses.

“Palm’s objective is to offer customers more options. Now they can choose the operating system that best meets their needs and preferences — the Palm OS with the Treo 650, or Windows Mobile with the Treo 700wx,” says Alexandre Szapiro, country manager for Palm Brazil and South Cone. “Palm’s hallmark ease of use on the Windows Mobile platform combined with Vivo’s quality data and voice network transforms mobility into a true competitive edge for companies and helps extend Palm’s reach in the corporate world.”

The main features of the new Treo 700wx include the following:

  • Built-in camera: 1.3-megapixel camera to shoot crisp, clear digital images and videos
  • Memory: 64MB RAM for program execution; non-volatile memory helps keep data safe even if the user forgets to charge the battery
  • Bluetooth: integrated wireless technology for communication with compatible earphones, car kits, computers and printers
  • Expandable memory: expansion-card slot, compatible with SD, SDIO and MultiMediaCard
  • Battery: removable, lithium ion with capacity for up to 5 hours of conversation plus 300 hours in standby
  • Screen: 240×240 transflective (TFT) screen

In addition, the Treo 700wx, which will be sold through Vivo retail stores, uses Vivo Smart Mail, which allows users to send and receive email remotely.

“This launch demonstrates Vivo’s commitment to taking the best services and products to its clients. With Vivo Smart Mail on the Treo 700wx and the high speeds of our 3G network, we are certain our clients will have an excellent mobility and productivity tool,” says Roger Sole, premium-offer director at Vivo.

Benefits of Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition

Palm’s Windows Mobile 5.0 based Treo smartphones provide customers with a compelling combination of powerful software, an award-winning form factor, and the ease of use long associated with the Palm experience. Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition provides many user advantages when compared with other smartphones:

  • Touch screen: Makes surfing websites, gathering data and navigating forms and applications much easier
  • Copy/paste: Additional functionality provides added productivity
  • Built-in viewers and editors: Ability to view and edit Microsoft Word Mobile and Excel Mobile files, and view PowerPoint Mobile and PDF files
  • Software applications: Large number available for Pocket PC Phone Edition
  • Saving: Ability to save images and sounds from a website

“The Treo 700wx is a valuable tool that yields many productivity and entertainment options,” says Celso Winik, mobility division general manager at Microsoft. “Combining Palm’s design, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, and Vivo’s advanced voice and data services in one device, this new smartphone offers the market a solution that meets the needs and challenges of the modern professional’s life.”

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