Palm Launches Treo 650 In China

Palm Treo 650 Launches In China

December 1, 2005

By: Christopher Meinck

Palm, in cooperation with CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Qiao Xing Universal Telephone, Inc. (Qiao Xing Universal Group),
a leading manufacturer of indoor phones and mobile phones and a go-to-market partner in China, today announced the launch of the
award-winning Palm Treo 650 smartphone in China. With its full-featured GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band phone, a Palm OS organizer, messaging,
email and web access capabilities(2) in a compact design, the localized Chinese-language Treo 650 brings the Palm mobile-solutions
experience to Chinese consumers and businesses. The Treo 650 is available at key retailers in China.

“Palm is thrilled to collaborate with CECT to help reach the huge market potential in China and redefine the smartphone experience there,” said John Hartnett, Palm senior vice president for worldwide sales. “We look forward to serving Chinese mobile professionals and businesses with a tool that helps them stay connected to important information, whether it’s in the corporate data center, on the web or on the smartphone itself.”
“The increasingly mobile work force in China is looking for mobile devices that feature superior ease of use and excellent hardware and software integration — all to manage their busy lives,” said Gu Lei, chief operating officer, CECT. “Palm’s innovative and easy-to-use smartphone, together with CECT’s well-established status in the local mobile-phone market, will provide a competitive edge for Palm and help it lead the development of smartphone trends in China.”

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