Treo 750v - Malaysia's Celcom says to sign pact with Vodafone

2006-10-30 00:17:06
Palm today announced that it is bringing the Treo 750v smartphone to Malaysia and Indonesia. This brings the Palm experience on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 over a wireless 3G/UMTS network to these countries for the first time. Both will be available next month.

The new Treo 750v will be available in Indonesia through XL, Vodafone's network partner. It will also be available next month through Celcom, Vodafone's network partner in Malaysia.

The new Treo 750v will allow Palm to target business users with push email platforms such as Microsoft's Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features free out of the box. This business-ready solution addresses the need for a robust push-email platform that can be deployed easily by small businesses to global enterprises.

The Treo 750v combines the hallmark Palm experience of a multifeatured mobile phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organization software all in a new compact design. 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.

Treo 750v Specs
The Palm Treo 750v runs Windows Mobile 5.2 Pocket PC edition. It is powered by a 300MHz Samsung processor and has 128MB nonvolatile flash memory (60MB available for storage). The display is a 65k colour, 240 x 240 pixel touch screen. It has integrated Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology, but like previous Treos does not include Wi-Fi support. It has a new side mounted mini-SD memory expansion and a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom.

The wireless phone is a quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS radio. It supports the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM bands, and 850/1900/2100 UTMS bands. The battery is a removable 1200 mAH Lithium-ion, good for a claimed 4.5 hours GSM / 2.5 hours UMTS talk time, with 10 days standby time.

It has dimensions of 111 mm x 58 mm x 22 mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 0.8" inches) and weighs in at 154 g (5.4 ounces). The casing is slightly slimmer than the 650/700 series and the casing has a "soft touch" paint finish. It is also the first new Treo model to have an internal antenna.

"Mobility today means far more than voice calls or basic data services. Users want to access emails, documents, manage their calendars, search the Internet, enjoy music, videos, games and more with a single device," said Jason Lim, regional director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "The Treo 750v builds on the power and flexibility of Windows Mobile, Palm's unique design and user experience, and service through PT Excelcom's fast 3G network to deliver a winning solution for sophisticated professionals seeking to enhance their digital lifestyle."