Posted on 11-Sep-2003 07:45
Filed under: News
"Orange is to re-brand Handspring's next-generation smartphone, the Treo 600, as the Orange Treo 600, The Register has learned. The launch of the device is imminent - possibly as early as next week.
The arrival of the Treo 600 will see Handspring's product rolled out across the Orange network. To date, neither company has admitted they are partnering on the 600, though it's always been likely that they would given the April statement of intent. A couple of months back, after the 600's launch, Handspring co-founder Trip Hawkins was said to have been seen with an Orange-branded 600.
The 144MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 310-based Treo 600 runs Palm OS 5.2.1 and features a 160 x 160 16-bit colour display, integrated 640 x 480 digicam and QWERTY micro-keyboard. The handset also sports a five-way navigation control. The handset contains 32MB of RAM, which can be added to using the handset's SD card slot - though we have seen specs. listing just 16MB of RAM, so Orange may be offering a lower-specced version of the device. The GSM version to be used by Orange is thinner than the CDMA version which Sprint will offer this autumn in the US."