Palm, Inc. has announced the Palm Treo 750 in Australia, the first Treo device to take advantage of Telstra's Next G network. The Treo 750 runs on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 and includes High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) capability for high speed cellular data access.
The Treo 750 (pictured in the Cingular version) combines a multifeatured mobile phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organisation software all in a new compact design. The new handset comes with Microsoft's Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) for Windows Mobile 5.0, which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features free and out of the box, when connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
The Treo smartphone on Windows Mobile 5.0 provides mobile workers with productivity and multimedia experiences while away from their PCs. It provides people with fast access to information, ease of use and simplicity on their mobile device, including Today Screen enhancements, which offer the ability to "dial by name" with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a web search directly from the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialling with personalized photo speed dials; ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voicemail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls for easy navigation;
Users also have the ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as "In a meeting" or "Can't talk"; and a dedicated messaging application for SMS/MMS that is organized in a "chat thread" so users can reference prior messages and use emoticons for a personal touch.