Palm, Inc. and Globe Telecom have introduced the new, sleek Palm Treo 680 smartphone, a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone, in the Philippines.
Globe customers will find the 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) Palm believes this product, which is available now, will appeal to feature-phone users who want a more capable mobile-computing device.
"Globe is proud to be the first operator in the Philippines to bring the Treo 680 smartphone, with its award-winning operating system and ease of use, to its individual and corporate subscribers," said Jesus C. Romero, head of the Enterprise Business Group of Globe Telecom. "The Treo 680 is the right step toward helping our corporate subscribers move to a richer and more full-featured mobile experience that helps them work efficiently while on the move. This is the kind of innovation that Globe is committed to bring to the wireless voice and data market."
With the introduction of the Palm OS(R) based Treo 680 smartphone, Palm is targeting new users in the rapidly growing smartphone and feature-phone markets. Market research firm In-Stat estimates that 25 percent of all wireless handsets worldwide will be smartphones by 2011. Research conducted by Palm suggests a substantial population of feature-phone users have not purchased smartphones, fearing they were too expensive and too difficult to use. The Treo 680 will offer an affordable, and simple way to get started and stay connected.
"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. "Small, sleek and fast, the Treo 680 will attract a broader range of users who want an easy-to-use solution to manage and balance their work and personal lives while on the go."
PalmZone.net Treo 680 Information
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
About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines. The company continues to grow and engage its customers through its clear commitment of "Making Great Things Possible".
Globe provides wireless telecommunications services including local, national long distance, international long distance, international roaming and other value-added services through three brands: Globe Handyphone, Globe Handyphone Prepaid and TM.
Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Innove Communications, provides fixed line telecommunications services and information and communications infrastructure and services for internal applications, internet-protocol-based solutions and multimedia content delivery. Innove also currently offers cellular services under the TM prepaid brand. The TM brand is supported in the integrated cellular networks of Globe and Innove.
As part of its wireless business, Globe also provides mobile commerce services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, G-Xchange, Inc. which was incorporated in 2004.
(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.