Palm, Inc. has announced the Palm Treo 700wx smartphone running Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition, adding a CDMA EV-DO-compatible product to Sprint's product offerings.
The Treo 700wx combines a mobile phone, with a smart Windows Mobile device. The Treo 700wx provides the same Treo experience and ease of use that customers expect, as well as some key features, including access to email on the go, with 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. This feature is available out-of-the-box when used together with a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2. It provides users with fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks.
As an option, the Treo 700wx smartphone also offers mobile professionals streamlined access to Good Mobile Messaging through an intuitive application icon, allowing easy over-the-air provisioning. The solution delivers real-time access to push-based email, calendar items, contacts, notes and tasks where the Microsoft Exchange Server infrastructure is not available or not ready for direct push.
The Treo 700wx smartphone also supports Good Mobile Defense for robust security and fleet management, as well as Good Mobile Intranet, giving users access to web-enabled enterprise systems, including sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM) and corporate intranets.
With the Treo 700wx users can take advantage of broadbandlike CDMA EV-DO download speeds 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 hotels.
The Sprint Power Vision Network currently offers download data speeds averaging up to 400-700 Kbps (kilobits per second).
Palm's Windows Mobile based Treo smartphones provide customers with a combination of software, form factor, and the ease of use associated with the Palm experience.
Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition provides user advantages such as built-in viewers and editors, with the ability to view and edit Microsoft Word Mobile and Excel Mobile files, and view PowerPoint Mobile and PDF files.
The new device comes with a built-in 1.3-megapixel camera and 64MB RAM for program execution, while users will be able to connect to other personal devices over Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology.
If needed, more memory can be installed through the use of its expansion-card slot compatible with SD, SDIO, and MMC cards.