Sunday, September 25, 2005

Palm and Microsoft Partner on Treo Smartphone

Palm has licensed the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system for an expanded line of Treo Smartphones, the first of which will be available on Verizon Wireless' national wireless broadband network.

The Treo Smartphone on Windows Mobile is a CDMA-based phone targeted for the U.S. market. The Verizon EV-DO network will enable the device with download speeds averaging 400-700 kbps.

Full product details will be disclosed when the product is available for purchase in early calendar 2006. No plans were revealed for additional mobile operators. Palm indicated that a Treo Smartphone using Windows Mobile based on other wireless technologies was not anticipated to be released earlier than the second half of 2006.

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