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News: Palm and Orange France Announce Treo 680 Smartphone

Palm, Inc. and Orange France Business Services have announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 680 smartphone, running on the Palm OS(R) platform.

PARIS, Dec 18, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) and Orange France Business Services have announced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 680 smartphone, running on the Palm OS(R) platform. The Treo 680 smartphone is ideal for the professional consumer who wants a more advanced phone experience on a single device, including access to email, web browsing, messaging and a range of features that are easy to use.(1)

"Orange Business Services France is pleased to introduce the new generation of Palm OS Treo smartphone in its portfolio," said Jean-Marie Culpin, vice president, Orange France Business Services. "The Treo 680 messaging solution is targeted toward any business that wants to empower its employees with a mobile connection to their Outlook email, calendar and contacts. We believe the Treo 680 smartphone, combined with the Orange Business Mail offering, is a compelling device to serve our customer needs and expand our current business customer base."

The Palm Treo 680 smartphone is easy to use because of the multiple innovations it encompasses, including the following:

-- Improved phone application, which allows users to dial and navigate the phone features more quickly;

-- Ability to ignore calls and send a quick text message, such as "In a meeting" or "Can't talk right now";

-- A full QWERTY keyboard with improved buttons, making it even easier to type emails or SMS text messages; and

-- A messaging application that displays text-messaging conversations as "threaded chats," meaning users can see their entire conversations with a particular person.

"Palm remains focused on introducing Treo smartphones that will be user-friendly and affordable for both business and consumers," said Roy Bedlow, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Palm, Inc. "The Treo 680 announced today with Orange is a good proof point."

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About Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people's hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company's products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm handheld computers, and Palm LifeDrive(TM) mobile managers, as well as software, services and accessories.

Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores.

(1) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. Email account not included. EDGE service not available in all areas.

Posted by tim_palmzone on Mon, Dec 18, 2006

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