For people who are ready to move up to a full-featured mobile phone that includes everything needed to stay organized, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) and SingTel Ltd (SGX:SINGTEL) today introduced the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 680 smartphone, a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone(1), on the SingTel network in Singapore.
SingTel customers will find the Palm OS(R) based Treo 680 smartphone easy to use, slim and compact, yet packed full of features beyond its stellar phone capability, such as email, web browsing, messaging, multimedia, calendar, contacts and more.(2)
"SingTel is excited to bring the award-winning Palm Treo user experience to our customers," said Vicki Brady, vice president of Consumer Marketing for SingTel. "With multimedia, business, and wireless Internet capabilities right out of the box, the Treo 680 allows subscribers to leverage SingTel's island-wide wireless mobile data networks, as well as a selection of exclusive content available on SingTel IDEAS(3)."
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.
"The Treo 680 smartphone is reaching new customers and markets, exemplifying Palm's dedication to expanding both geographically and demographically," said John Hartnett, senior vice president, global markets, Palm, Inc. "Its affordability, ease of use and style are attracting new users in the smartphone and feature-phone markets."
PalmZone.net Treo 680 Information
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia's largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 100 million customers in seven markets.
SingTel employs about 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$13.14 billion (US$8.12 billion) and net profit after tax of S$4.16 billion (US$2.57 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2006. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com
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) Designed to be compatible with networks implementing GSM/GPRS/EDGE standards, but networks may not be available in all countries or within countries in which it is deployed.
(2) 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.
(3) SingTel IDEAS Mobile Portal delivers a full suite of mobile data services.