Posted on 23-Nov-2005 08:59
Filed under: News
Palm, Inc. and Telecom New Zealand are making the Palm Treo 650 smartphone on Telecom New Zealand's CDMA network, offering users mobile email, internet and messaging capabilities.
Kevin Kenrick, general manager, Telecom Mobile, said, "Telecom New Zealand is excited to offer its customers this truly converged device and mobile email at a compelling price. We're also pleased to be one of the first carriers outside the United States to be able to offer its customers the Treo 650 smartphone on a CDMA network.
"Many executives and business people travel extensively or spend a lot of their working day out on the road. The Treo 650 smartphone provides them with the convenience of a mobile office in a single handheld unit. Our network covers 97 percent of where New Zealanders live, work and play, so users can stay better connected and maximize their time with access to their phone, email, organizer and the web."
The Treo 650 smartphone combines a full-featured mobile phone with a wide range of productivity applications, including email, organizer and web access. Users also can view, edit and create Word and Excel compatible documents or access PowerPoint presentations on the go.
In addition, Bluetooth wireless technology allows the Treo 650 to connect wirelessly to other compatible Bluetooth devices, such as printers and headsets. Multimedia capabilities include a built-in MP3 player and a digital camera that can capture still images and video.
The Treo 650 offers a higher-resolution screen when compared with its previous model, the Treo 600. It also comes with a removable battery, non-volatile memory, an improved backlit keyboard, and support for direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 using VersaMail email software.
The non-volatile memory prevents data being lost in case of a battery failure.